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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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,...


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

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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...


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

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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,...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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,...


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

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