News Atari's 'Akka Arrh' Gets A Europe-Only SE Physical Release With Mini Arcade Cabs
Papercraft cabs coming to Switch, PS4, PS5
Jeff Minter's modern reworking of Atari's Akka Arrh — originally a prototype that never saw release until its official debut as part of the Atari 50 collection — is set to get a Europe-only Special Edition physical release on Switch, PS4, and PS5 courtesy of Numskull Games. Limited Run Games has a...
News Atari Enters Agreement To Acquire Night Dive Studios
In some breaking news, the famous video game company Atari has officially entered into an agreement to acquire developer and publisher Night Dive Studios - known best for reviving classic games such as System Shock, Quake and Doom 64 on modern platforms. Atari will acquire "100% of Night Dive Studios" with hopes to "enrich" its own...
Video Jeff Minter On How He Brought Atari's Lost Shooter 'Akka Arrh' Up To Date
A physical edition is coming this week, too
Akka Arrh was, for a long time, one of Atari's long-lost treasures, an arcade shooter that was scrapped back in the '80s. After making its return in Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, legendary game designer Jeff Minter and his studio Llamasoft brought an updated version to consoles in the form of a...
News Atari And Jeff Minter's Psychedelic Shmup 'Akka Arrh' Lands Release Date
Launching later this month
Atari has revealed that Akka Arrh, the company's once-lost psychedelic shooter, is launching on Switch on 21st February. This rerelease is being worked on by legendary British game designer Jeff Minter, who is helping to upgrade this "complete" version with his sense of humour and distinctive visual style. His company...
News Caverns Of Mars Is The Latest Atari Game To Get The 'Recharged' Treatment
Launches this coming March
Publisher Atari has announced Caverns of Mars Recharged, the latest in its line of revamped classic titles for the Nintendo Switch. Launching on March 9th, 2023, the game will feature single-player and local co-op for two players as you navigate through 30 unique missions set in three core "depths" of Mars. Enemies will...
News Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Gets First Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
DIP switches galore!
Digital Eclipse has dropped the first patch for Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration on all platforms, which includes lots of bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, and menu additions. The developer shared the update on the game's Steam page (via Nintendo Everything), and while many of the tweaks are P
News Atari's Once-Lost Shmup 'Akka Arrh' Makes Dazzling Return In New Screenshots
A 'revitalized' version from Jeff Minter
Atari has shared some brand-new visuals for the return of its once-lost classic, Akka Arrh, which is being produced and completed by the legendary British game designer, Jeff Minter. The shmup, created by Mike Hally and Dave Ralston, was originally due to be released in arcades in 1982 but was scrapped as it...
News Atari Announces Ultra Rare Arcade Shooter 'Akka Arrh' Is Coming To Switch
Originally scrapped for being "too difficult"
After Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, Atari Flashback Classics and Atari Mania, you might think that the iconic studio would want a break from looking into its back catalogue for a brief moment. You would, however, be wrong. Perhaps the most obscure of these titles yet has today been announced,...
News Atari Recharged Collections Receiving Limited Run Physical Switch Release
Pre-orders open this week
Move over Atari 50, physical distributor Limited Run Games has announced it will be releasing hard copies of some other Atari collections. From Friday onwards, you'll be able to order Atari Recharged Collection 1 (including Astroids and Breakout Recharged) and Atari Recharged Collection 2 (including Black Widow and...
Exclusive Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Locks In November Release
Plus a new trailer featuring Jaguar games
The Holiday season is starting a little bit early for us, as Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration will be launching on Switch on 11th November. Promised to be a special celebration unlike other compilations — and we can believe that statement when Digital Eclipse is behind the wheel — Atari 50 packages...
News Atari Anniversary Collection Full List Of Games Possibly Revealed In Retailer Leak
See for yourself
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration is meant to be arriving at some point before the end of this year on Nintendo Switch. If you have been wondering what games will be included in this upcoming release by Digital Eclipse, you just might be in luck. A retailer located in the Netherlands may have potentially revealed the full list...
News Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Features Over 90 Titles, Including Jaguar And Lynx Games
Phew, Digital Eclipse is handling this one
Atari has unveiled a new collection coming to Switch and other consoles in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary. The appropriately-titled Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration will include over 90 games spanning the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, ST, Jaguar and Lynx, and it's coming later this year. As...
News Atari Goes WarioWare In Microgame Collection 'Atari Mania' Out This Summer
Avoiding all pitfalls...
Atari's asking you to save the company's history by fighting off killer pixels and difficult puzzles in Atari Mania, a brand new game which sees you defending the Atari Vault. If only that was a real building... Developed by ILLOGIKA, Ataria Mania contains 150 microgames based on various Atari properties from the '70s and...
Feature Nintendo Reigns Supreme At The Science Museum's 'Power UP' Exhibition
Play some of gaming's most iconic consoles and games
Walking into the Basement Gallery of the London Science Museum, you're greeted by an uncomfortable warmth that often comes with gaming events, but this is soon forgotten when you cast your eyes over the sea of consoles lying in wait. We're all so used to seeing old gaming systems locked away...
News Atari Acquires Video Game Database MobyGames For $1.5 Million
Hmm, what's the angle here, then?
In the latest of a long line of corporate takeovers, this one is admittedly much smaller in scope, but significant nonetheless: Atari has acquired MobyGames for $1.5 million. MobyGames is a highly regarded and renowned video game database that stores information on the medium spanning back to the 1950s. It's a time...
News Kombinera Is A New Neon Puzzle-Platformer From Atari
"It feels like a pick-up-and-play Atari classic”
The makers of Hive Jump have just announced their next game: Kombinera, a gorgeous neon-on-black puzzle-platformer that's being published as a new IP from Atari. From the trailer, it's giving us VVVVVV vibes, plus the vibrant high contrast look of games like Hohokum and Baba Is You and a healthy...
News Tempest 4000 Brings Its Neon Insanity To Switch This Spring
If you're of a certain age there are certain games that are embedded firmly in your gaming brain. Whether through the original arcade or the eye-searing sequels from Jeff Minter, Tempest may be one of those games. Atari has now confirmed that the latest entry in the series, which was developed by Llamasoft 'in partnership with designer...
News Co-Founder Of Game Grading Service WATA Accused Of Selling Company's Games On eBay
Company policy doesn't allow this
A co-founder of retro game grading service WATA is now being accused of running a side business on eBay. Further investigations by Proof journalist, Seth Abramson, suggest WATA's Mark Haspel is selling graded games under an alias. Abramson was recently reviewing some of his previous purchases and
Random Rapper Soulja Boy Claims He Owns Atari, Atari Doesn't Agree
Update: Soulja Boy reacts badly to Atari's response
Update: Following Atari's denial that Soulja Boy is now in charge of the famous video game brand, the rapper has reacted angrily online (with lots of bad language and slurs - you have been warned), claiming that he has a contract which backs up his side of the story. He even brandishes the contract...
Random Talented Hacker Bumps The Frame Rate Of SNES Race Drivin' From 4fps To 30
A significantly improved experience
Race Drivin' is considered an arcade classic in some quarters, which made its SNES port extremely disappointing back in 1992. Offering a meagre 4 frames-per-second, that edition was widely slated, but now, one software engineer has reverse-engineered it to run at a significantly enhanced 30fps. This comes from...
News Three New Collections Announced For Upcoming Retro Handheld Evercade
Namco are on board, plus new carts from Interplay and Atari
The makers of the Evercade, an upcoming handheld console that connects to your TV and plays collections of retro games which come on cartridges, have announced three new carts, each containing a fresh selection. The biggest news is that there's a new publisher on the platform in the form...
Video See RollerCoaster Tycoon Mix Classic Gameplay With Mobile Accessibility on Switch
Straight from GDC 2018
GDC 2018 has finally come to an end, but we're still getting plenty of interesting bits of information that bubbled to the surface during the big show in San Francisco. That includes some hands-off footage of Rollercoaster Tycoon for Nintendo Switch, a new version from publisher Atari (and developer Nvizzio Creations)...
News Atari Flashback Classics Is Due To Launch On The Switch Later This Year
Back to the roots
The video game industry owes a lot to Atari, even if its closure was one of the most epic implosions in the industry’s history. Though the original Atari is dead and buried, the brand still lives on today in some form, and IP under its ownership are still an important piece of gaming history. To celebrate this legacy, Atari has...
News Atari Has Reached the Minimum Goal for RollerCoaster Tycoon on Switch
Also, an explanation on why crowdfunding was used
Last week, we reported on a new effort from Atari to bring the Rollercoaster Tycoon franchise to the Switch via an investment campaign like Kickstarter. The minimum goal was set at $10k, an extremely reasonable goal that was passed in a matter of hours. The usage of crowdfunding certainly raised a...
News Rollercoaster Tycoon Could Be Coming To The Switch
But there's a catch
Atari is a name synonymous with video games, and though the company may have famously imploded and nearly taken the whole industry with it back in the early 80’s, it somehow managed to still stick around as a software manufacturer. One of the most successful brands in Atari’s portfolio is the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, a...