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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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Impulse Adds Atari Titles to Online Catalog

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 12, 2010 1:40pm PST

Digital distribution outlet Impulse has just added the first set of downloadable titles published by Atari to its online catalog. The initial...


Marc Ecko Planning 'Getting Up' Sequel, Bemoans Atari

By Chris Faylor, Oct 09, 2009 10:28am PDT

Fashion designer Marc Ecko hopes to one day see a sequel to his action-adventure graffiti game Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure,...


"Nobody plays the GTA games because anyone interested in car theft, guns and crime is out raping ..."

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Atari Labels Dungeons & Dragons Lawsuit 'Frivolous'

By Chris Faylor, Sep 03, 2009 11:46am PDT

In what is bound to be an ongoing case of "he said-she said," publisher Atari has fired back against the $30 million lawsuit from Dungeons &...


"@Core, Bioware doesn't want it anymore. Believe me, after the success of NWN1, Bioware would ..."

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Atari Sued Over Dungeons & Dragons MMO Hijinks, Developer Seeking 'Excess of $30 Million'

By Chris Faylor, Aug 26, 2009 11:39am PDT

Dungeons & Dragons Online developer Turbine is pursuing legal action against Atari, alleging the publisher of fraud, unjust enrichment, and breach...


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Rumor: Cryptic Prepping Neverwinter Nights MMO

By Chris Faylor, Jun 09, 2009 10:11am PDT

Champions Online and Star Trek Online developer Cryptic is said to be working on an Neverwinter Nights MMO, according to the sources of Variety's...


"They have 3 large teams doing each game, it's not like it's the same guys doing all 3. Plenty ..."

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The Witcher Console Port Officially 'Suspended'

By Chris Faylor, Apr 29, 2009 9:01am PDT

Update: Lamenting that "we cannot talk with [co-developer Widescreen Games] in normal business way," CD Projekt has issued a response that places...


"lol your a fucking moron! You have actually lost out if anything, because they can't afford to ..."

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Atari Owner Buys City of Heroes Dev. Cryptic Studios

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 09, 2008 3:48am PST

MMORPG developer Cryptic Studios has been acquired by Atari parent company Infogrames, the companies have revealed. The announcement specified...


"It would make an interesting Shack Report to plot the crazy history of ..."

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Ready 2 Rumble Bringing Cartoony Boxing to Wii

By Chris Faylor, Dec 02, 2008 11:02am PST

Continuing with this week's tendency to revive long-dormant franchises, Atari has announced that it will be reviving Midway's old Ready 2 Rumble...


"R2R was fun, but never really filled the void left after I finished Super Punch-Out!! for the ..."

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Atari Reviving Baldur's Gate, Other Franchises

By Chris Faylor, Dec 02, 2008 9:05am PST

Publisher Atari is planning to resurrect several of its beloved franchises, including Baldur's Gate, Dungeons & Dragons and Test Drive--just not in...


"That is why I included a link to the Ben Kingsley recording - Ben Kingsley rage is much cooler ..."

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The Witcher Hits PS3 and Xbox 360 in Fall 2009, Publisher Promises 'Ultimate Console RPG'

By Chris Faylor, Dec 02, 2008 8:49am PST

Update: The first trailer and screenshots have arrived. Publisher Atari today confirmed reports that developer CD Projekt RED will be bringing...


"Generally PC games are way more unstable than console games. Hell Fallout 3 has crashed on me ..."

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Codename: Panzers - Cold War This February

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 27, 2008 10:48am PST

Atari today announced it will publish the World War 2 strategy game sequel Codename: Panzers - Cold War next February.The game suffered a delay...


"I think the game is about authentic battles that took place in Vietnam and Korea!"

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