Atari News


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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Atari Parent Names Phil Harrison as New President

By Aaron Linde, Mar 03, 2008 8:02pm PST

Atari parent company Infogrames Entertainment today announced the appointment of former Sony executive Phil Harrison as the company's new...


"lol Atari? Has he even looked into the company? They don't know what they are doing, and ..."

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N+ Assaults Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday

By Chris Faylor, Feb 18, 2008 9:01am PST

Metanet Software and Slick Entertainment's N+ will be this week's sole Xbox Live Arcade release, Microsoft has announced. Selling for 800 Microsoft...


"This game gots style... And classic elements from Jumpman and the likes.. "

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Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 18, 2008 2:38am PST

Neverwinter Vault has posted a Mysteries of Westgate Q&A, asking the folks at Ossian Studios about their Atari published Neverwinter Nights 2...


New Alone in the Dark Media Shows Light

By Chris Faylor, Jan 23, 2008 7:16am PST

Following up on yesterday's trailer, Atari has provided us with new screenshots from the Xbox 360 version of Eden Games' modern reimagining of the...


"At least the inventory system in this game looks nothing like RE's and is actually innovative."

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New Alone in the Dark Movie Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 22, 2008 8:28am PST

Atari has sent out a new Alone in the Dark (PC, PS2, PS3, X360, Wii) movie, showing two minutes of gameplay footage from the Eden Games developed...


"Looks puzzlicious. It's the first of this series that has interested me."

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A Fair and Balanced Consideration of Mass Effect

By Chris Remo, Jan 22, 2008 12:35am PST

The Fox News Channel recently invited longtime gaming journalist Geoff Keighley, who has played BioWare's Mass Effect, and radio talk show host and...


"It amuses me how badly Geoff Keighley pwnt both the host and the psychologist there - to the ..."

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N+ Passes XBLA Certification, Will Arrive Soon

By Chris Faylor, Jan 21, 2008 10:35am PST

Metanet Software and Slick Entertainment's N+ , the console-enhanced remake of the ninja-tastic physics-based freeware platformer N, has completed...


"Awesome game with a plethora of levels. Is good to see new devs getting some $$$ for their work."

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