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Remember when Xbox Entertainment Studios and Lightbox Entertainment spent a weekend digging up a bunch of Atari cartridges from a landfill? Both studios may have gotten the documentary footage they were looking for, but what do you do with the cartridges after the joy of proving an urban tale fades...

September 13th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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It would seem that the saga of Atari's video-game mass grave in New Mexico is coming to a close. The Alamogordo City council has voted unanimously to auction off half of the recovered cartridges (around 800 of 'em, according to Reuters). Interested in owning a piece of history? Eurogamer says that...

September 11th 2014 at 7:32pm 0 Comments
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Watching a roller coaster being built isn't terribly exciting or pleasant, what with the loud, heavy machinery and often simple nature of the ride's scaffolding. Thankfully, watching RollerCoaster Tycoon World be built is at least a little more eye-catching. Atari has released the first screens fo...

September 6th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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You've probably heard or Dig Dug, and if you were born before 1983, you might even remember seeing a bizarre, upbeat commercial for the game in movie theaters -- but did you know that the video game miner's theme song was almost sung by Chubby Checker? It totally was. Matt Osborne, son of former A...

September 6th 2014 at 6:19am 0 Comments
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Alone in the Dark: Illumination is shooting for a November release, Pure FPS producer Stephanie Marroquin tells Joystiq. Publisher Atari confirmed the launch window goal, but adds an exact release date for the PC title has not been solidified. Alone in the Dark: Illumination is an Unreal Engine 4-...

September 2nd 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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With Atari back from the brink of extinction once again, the publisher has shifted its focus from a game maker to a license holder that finds development partners to create modern-day interpretations of its library of classic franchises. In an interview during PAX Prime 2014, Atari CEO Fred Chesna...

September 1st 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Despite recent strife, Atari's 2014 offensive continues with upcoming reveals of new Alone in the Dark and Haunted House games. Both games are coming to PC this fall, and Atari plans to reveal them behind closed doors at next week's PAX Prime conference in Seattle. Alone in the Dark: Illumination...

August 20th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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When Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 was announced as a mobile game, people were ... a bit unhappy that the previously PC-centric series had shifted platforms. However, Atari promised a Rollercoaster Tycoon experience for PC was coming, and now that experience has been revealed as Rollercoaster Tycoon World...

August 18th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Updates are to be expected when a game is on Early Access, but patches that also halve a game's price are a little more rare. The latest addition to Minimum, Atari and Prey developer Human Head's third-person arena shooter, is among those rarities, dropping the price of Minimum's Early Access admi...

August 11th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments