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News: Alone In The Dark is Set for Yet Another Comeback

Alone In The Dark is Set for Yet Another Comeback

Will it find the light?

Alone In The Dark on Wii, released back in 2008, won't exactly go down in the annals of history as a classic. While the original game in this franchise is widely cited as a source of inspiration for subsequent survival horror experiences, the Atari-published reboot in the previous generation of systems didn't go down...

Video: The Trailer For E.T. Documentary Atari: Game Over Emerges From Landfill

The Trailer For E.T. Documentary Atari: Game Over Emerges From Landfill

Hyperbole ahoy!

Not so long ago, we reported on the news that film director Zak Penn had successfully unearthed the now-legendary Atari 2600 E.T. cartridges which were buried in the New Mexico desert back in the '80s. Penn has produced a documentary regarding the game, its development, how it sank the games industry and its subsequent rediscovery,...

News: Atari's "Corporate Comeback Strategy" Includes Games, Gambling, and Wearable Devices

Atari's "Corporate Comeback Strategy" Includes Games, Gambling, and Wearable Devices

The Atari gaming glove?

Atari is a brand with an incredible history, so much so that it's the subject of plenty of debate and discussion over its role in bringing gaming to the mainstream, its contribution to the so-called 'crash' of the early '80s and its struggles since. Despite multiple hardware releases into the '90s the company failed to regain...

News: Myth Becomes Reality As Atari's E.T. Cartridges Are Unearthed In New Mexico Landfill

Myth Becomes Reality As Atari's E.T. Cartridges Are Unearthed In New Mexico Landfill

We can finally phone home

Back in the '80s Atari sent the home gaming industry into freefall by flooding the market with low-quality product, such as the infamously bad E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video game. Legend has it that so many copies went unsold that the company drove millions of cartridges into the New Mexico desert and dumped them in...

Weirdness: You Could Hang This Mini Lego Mario Question Block on Your Christmas Tree

You Could Hang This Mini Lego Mario Question Block on Your Christmas Tree

We particularly like the Lego Atari 2600

The Holiday season is a festive, happy time, when many off us happily pile on the pounds and, presumably, play a lot of games. It's a time of backlog busting and, perhaps, silly family games — that Wii or, dare we say Wii U can provide the latter activity in particular. Some of us may also have a Christmas...

News: Atari Turns 40 Today

Atari Turns 40 Today

The original gaming behemoth

Current-day gamers are familiar with just three game console manufacturers at the top of the tree: Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. Some who are older may remember when SEGA was in its pomp and challenging Nintendo in the 1990s, but for those that care to go even further back, Atari comes into the picture. Atari is 40...

News: Rollercoaster Tycoon 3DS Springs Back Into Life

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3DS Springs Back Into Life

Out this season

The appropriately up-again-down-again fortunes of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D are heading up again: developer n-Space has announced the game should be out this Spring. In fact, as Spring starts today, that gives us a fairly large three month window of expectation. Last month we revealed Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D had hit the skids, but it...

News: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D Hits the Skids

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D Hits the Skids

Indefinite hold

Atari's revealed that RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D is on hold. A representative from the publisher confirmed to Nintendo World Report that it has no immediate plans to release the game, despite earlier claims we'd see the game in March this year. Atari's not revealed why it's deciding not to release the game but hopefully we'll see it...

News: Centipede Infestation's Weapons Trailer is Old School

Centipede Infestation's Weapons Trailer is Old School

You'll see what we mean

You can't beat a good top-down shooter, especially when the enemies are giant bugs and you have flamethrowers and laser guns: that's scientific fact. By similar scientific logic, the upcoming Centipede Infestation on 3DS and Wii should be approaching unbeatability, as the new trailer below shows. The game itself might look a...

News: Ride the Rails with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D Next Year

Ride the Rails with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D Next Year

Or decide where they go at least

In RollerCoaster Tycoon you're supposed to build the ultimate theme park to spread joy to the world, bring smiles to the faces of terminally ill children and generally make everybody feel good about themselves, but it's actually much more fun to create rides like this. 3DS owners will get a taste of that pleasure next year as Atari has revealed RollerCoaster Tycoon..

News: Wii and 3DS Harbouring a Centipede: Infestation this Autumn

Wii and 3DS Harbouring a Centipede: Infestation this Autumn

The trailer has already burrowed deep inside

Atari has just announced its partnership with developer WayForward Technologies in bringing gamers the return of an old arcade classic from the '80s, beginning with Centipede: Infestation. The gameplay in Centipede: Infestation has been updated from the original but one thing remains: players will have to...

News: Atari's Greatest Hits Hitting the DS in November

Atari's Greatest Hits Hitting the DS in November

Reborn company finally delivers classic 2600 titles to handhelds

We've long wondered if any of the companies that have held the rights to the Atari back catalogue over the past 20 years would ever see fit to put out a compilation of Atari-branded games from that most golden of console oldies, the Atari 2600. Well now the wondering can finally cease...

News: New female lead announced for Ghostbusters: The Video Game

New female lead announced for Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Weaver out, Milano in

Turn-of-the-90's teen heartthrob Alyssa Milano has been tapped to replace Sigourney Weaver as the female lead in Atari's upcoming multi-platform Ghostbusters video game. The 36-year-old actress, best known for her roles in television series "Charmed" and "Who's The Boss?", takes the place of original Ghostbusters cast member Sigourney Weaver, who initially..