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Atari Picks Up The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena; PC Version Planned

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 30, 2008 5:27am PDT

Atari announced it has nabbed the publishing rights to The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, after Activision Blizzard dropped the...

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"The Blade Runner game from Westwood was supposed to be pretty good"

- MamiyaOtaru see all 27 comments

Ghostbusters Game Finds New Publisher?

By Chris Faylor, Oct 15, 2008 7:47am PDT

Ghosbusters writer and actor Dan Aykroyd has revealed that the Ghostbusters video game will arrive next year under the Atari label, according to...

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"Atari? Ah fuck. They screw it up the arse with shittily implemented DRM. Same deal as EA ..."

- Saruya see all 8 comments

Atari Posts $3.5M Profit After Years of Losses

By Chris Faylor, Aug 14, 2008 10:06am PDT

After at least two years of solid losses and being delisted from Nasdaq, publisher Atari has announced a profit of $3.5 million for the first...

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"Phil Harrison. Never liked him much at Sony adn he said some ridiculous stuff but eh. Good luck ..."

- guyver-za see all 6 comments

RACE Pro Simulator Hits Xbox 360 This Fall

By Chris Faylor, Jul 11, 2008 7:38am PDT

SimBin Studios, the developer behind the RACE and GTR line of PC racing simulators, today announced its first Xbox 360 effort, RACE Pro. Due out...

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"You can get used to it (I did) but it's nowhere as good as the Logitech DFP or G25 :(."

- MatzL.E. see all 4 comments

Atari Sues over Negative Alone in the Dark Review, Accuses Reviewer of Piracy (Updated)

By Aaron Linde, Jun 20, 2008 3:03pm PDT

Update: Gamer.nl staffer Erwin Bergervoet has informed Shacknews that Atari also asked the Dutch gaming site to pull its 5/10 review of Alone in...

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"I always thought that embargos were only enforceable until they were irrevocably broken. Kind ..."

- BingusLargus see all 89 comments

Atari Reports $23.6M Loss for FY2008

By Aaron Linde, Jun 13, 2008 5:00pm PDT

Atari has released its financial results for its 2008 fourth quarter and financial year ending March 31, showing a $23.6M net loss in 2008 for the...

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"That's the first game I remember where if you couldn't find a door key you could just say fuck ..."

- AgentPothead see all 14 comments

DiCaprio Cast as Atari Founder in Bushnell Biopic

By Aaron Linde, Jun 09, 2008 2:50pm PDT

Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star as Atari founder Nolan Bushnell (pictured left) in a new feature film detailing the gaming godfather's life,...

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"The original anime was made before the manga was even completed. It was under Katsuhiro Otomo's ..."

- Endymion_ see all 34 comments

Infogrames: Offline Single-Player Games Not Viable

By Aaron Linde, May 27, 2008 12:26pm PDT

Adding to comments made late last week, Infogrames president and former Sony executive Phil Harrison suggested that linear single-player gaming...

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"Notice he doesn't mention platform? These executives really only see dollar signs, not ..."

- dragonthc@speakeasy.net see all 60 comments

Atari Moving Away from Single-player Efforts, Contemplating Online Social Game Focus

By Chris Faylor, May 23, 2008 3:19pm PDT

Alone in the Dark publisher Atari will soon move away from publishing and developing "high-budget single-player games," according to Phil Harrison,...

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"Indeed MMO's take time. And no MMO has yet to reach heights like WOW. What is it 13 million ..."

- ps2rules300 see all 16 comments

Atari Delisted from Nasdaq

By Chris Faylor, May 09, 2008 3:30pm PDT

Publisher Atari has revealed that, as of today, its stock will no longer be listed or traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market. The action follows...

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"Wouldn't it be hilarious if Atari started making boutique computers and go head to head with the ..."

- r_picmip 5 see all 8 comments

Infogrames Completes Purchase of Atari

By Nick Breckon, May 01, 2008 7:44am PDT

Publisher Infogrames today announced that it has acquired the remaining shares of Atari for $11 million, making the ailing company a wholly-owned...

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"well theres a easy way to settle this correctly.. try comming up with 10 games on the spot that ..."

- Ronin_Okami see all 7 comments

Battlezone, Rocky and Bullwinkle on XBLA Wed.

By Chris Faylor, Apr 14, 2008 9:05am PDT

Battlezone and Rocky and Bullwinkle will debut on Xbox Live Arcade this week, Microsoft has revealed. Both will be downloadable from the Xbox 360's...

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"I think Battlezone was possibly my first favorite arcade game. It had such a cool arcade ..."

- Gwyndion see all 7 comments

Former Vivendi Exec Named Atari President

By Aaron Linde, Mar 31, 2008 3:50pm PDT

Atari today announced the appointment of former Vivendi Games executive Jim Wilson as CEO and president of the troubled publisher, effective...

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"First losing the HL IP and then losing the HL2 publishing rights(and the working relationship ..."

- Kristian Joensen see all 4 comments

Atari Joins Steam, Brings The Witcher and ArmA

By Nick Breckon, Mar 12, 2008 12:07pm PDT

Valve Software today announced that Atari is the latest publisher to put many of its games up for download on Steam, Valve's popular digital...

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"You've obviously thought this through much more than I have. And I bow to your superior ..."

- SovietOrchestra see all 77 comments

Infogrames Offers to Purchase Atari

By Aaron Linde, Mar 07, 2008 4:51pm PST

Atari's largest shareholder and parent company Infogrames has made an offer to buy the remainder of shares and make the company private,...

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"I had thought that Infogrames had already owned Atari completely. I tried to help them out by ..."

- aasyranth see all 5 comments