Atari News


Atari to sell Star Trek Online dev Cryptic

By Alice O'Connor, May 18, 2011 7:15am PDT

Publisher Atari is looking to sell Cryptic Studios, the developer of Champions Online, Star Trek Online, and the upcoming Neverwinter.


"I don't know what your talking about with the "good game mechanics". The ship based combat was ..."

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Layoffs spark 'symbolic' strike at Test Drive Unlimited dev Eden

By Alice O'Connor, May 11, 2011 8:40am PDT

Members of French developer Eden Games are on a "symbolic" one-day strike today, protesting layoffs that'll see over half the studio cut.


"Yeah, you don't have to be tied to a corporate monster in order to release a big game. Just ask ..."

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New Warlords remake coming to XBLA, PSN

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2011 10:00am PDT

While Atari's arcade classic Warlords was remade for XBLA only in 2008, another remake is on the way to XBLA and PSN this summer.


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Test Drive Unlimited 2 to get free apology DLC

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 23, 2011 8:00pm PST

Atari has revealed it will release free DLC for Test Drive Unlimited 2 in order to "thank" users for "continued support and feedback" as the game launches with a "number of issues".


"atari why would you make us pay for anything you dopes no motorcycles and i have to use 800 ..."

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Dungeons & Dragons Action-RPG 'Daggerdale' Announced, Packing Co-op

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 22, 2010 11:10am PST

If you ever wished D&D had a little more "action" in its "RPG," you may be interested in Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale, announced today. For everyone else, well, is a downloadable action-R


"still waiting for a D&D game set in the Dragonlance universe. "

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Atari Revenue Drops Substantially in First-Half of Fiscal Year; Future Focus on Online Market

By Xav de Matos, Nov 10, 2010 5:30pm PST

Atari has released its financial report [PDF] for the first-half of the year revealing a 56.8 percent drop in revenue, or 60 percent at a constant...


"Does their online division deal with the games they've re-released on GOG.com? Because if so, ..."

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Atari to Revive Star Raiders on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in 'Early 2011' [Updated]

By Xav de Matos, Oct 13, 2010 4:30pm PDT

[Update] Originally, we incorrectly listed Star Raiders as a "downloadable" release for all platforms. It appears that the PC release will be...


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'Neverwinter' Coming to PC in 2011 from Cryptic Studios and Atari [Updated]

By Xav de Matos, Aug 23, 2010 7:25am PDT

[Update: 10:30am] According to a GameSpot interview (as spotted by Shack user valcan_s), Neverwinter will "focus on cooperative play, requiring...


"NwN 1 was amazing for its simple yet flexible toolset. There was so much user created content. ..."

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Blade Kitten Releasing in September

By Chris Faylor, Jun 02, 2010 12:20pm PDT

Krome Studios' comic-inspired brawler Blade Kitten will be released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as a digital download in September 2010,...


Test Drive Unlimited 2 Release Date, Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

By Alice O'Connor, May 26, 2010 10:20am PDT

Test Drive Unlimited's PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release will be on September 21 in North America, publisher Atari announced today as well as...


"Will I be able to easily find and play with friends? Or will this one have the same terrible ..."

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RollerCoaster Tycoon: The Movie Planned

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 10:30am PDT

As Atari continues to capitalize upon the motion-picture rights of its various video game franchises--a movie based upon Asteroids was announced...


"If Sony is looking to throw money away they're more than welcome tossing it my way instead of ..."

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Achievement Unlocked: Seattle Locksmith Breaks Asteroids High Score Record

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 07, 2010 12:40pm PDT

After playing for fifty-eight consecutive hours on a 1979 Atari classic Asteroids arcade cabinet, Seattle locksmith John McAllister managed to...


"Yeah but it's a shitty version of tetris which lets you hold pieces for later and manipulate the ..."

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GOG.com Adding Atari to Digital Catalog

By Brian Leahy, Mar 25, 2010 10:20am PDT

Good Old Games, a DRM-free digital distribution service for older PC games, will be adding titles from publisher Atari in the coming weeks....


"Because EA enjoy sitting their asses on top of IP. There were some rumours that the Harry ..."

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 Coming in Fall

By Chris Faylor, Mar 03, 2010 8:00am PST

The sequel to Eden Game's open-world racer Test Drive Unlimited (2006) will hit PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Fall 2010, publisher Atari...


"I loved the first game. The handling was slightly arcady, but not at all unplayable, quite the ..."

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Missile Command Goes Free-To-Play on Web

By Brian Leahy, Feb 26, 2010 8:40am PST

Atari's Missile Command is now free-to-play on OMGPOP. Since launching yesterday, players have already logged close to 10,000 hours in game and...


"I played it for quite awhile, it just repeats the same 5 or 6 levels over and over but making ..."

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