It looks like there’s still a bit of money to be made in the E.T. license, so long as you don’t mind said money being made on filthy, recently unearthed copies of the property’s ill-fated Atari 2600 video game. The results of a recent auction featuring a collection of the games actually netted $37,000.
Atari is still making games believe it or not. Their latest offering is called Minimum and it's a third-person, 5-on-5 battle-arena game. Now I know that description sounds pretty lame and doesn't seem terribly interesting, but the truth is that the weapon customization, character customization and titan battles (yes there are titans) all help give the game a bit of an identity all its own.
Atari is bringing back an old classic and giving it the reboot treatment... again. After trying their hand at reviving the game back in 2008 with Alone in the Dark, Atari has decided that six years was enough time and space to create a bit of marketing separation from the last outing.
You're here about the “free” stuff and your main concern is whether or not a free game is worth the process of finding out how to get your hands on one of the Steam codes.
The long-rumored landfill of Atari's abysmal E.T. carts that helped lead toward the complete, crushing collapse of the home console entertainment arena in 1983, known mostly as the “video game crash of '83”, has been uncovered.
The planned remake of retro shooter Blood will not be happening after all. Monolith Productions founder Jace Hall revealed this week that Atari, the company that owns the rights to the game, has declined to continue the project.
It’s a bittersweet day for fans of classic gaming as Atari’s U.S. operations file for chapter 11 bankruptcy as the company seeks “to separate from the structural financial encumbrances of their French parent holding company, Atari S.A., and secure independent capital for future growth,” according to a statement provided by the company. So, Atari U.S. as we know it is going the way of the dodo but, like its fine feathered friend the Phoenix, the company hopes to rise from the ashes anew.
Special Forces: Team X is the upcoming third-person shooter from Micropose, Atari and Zombie Studios. It pits players against players in typical arena-based, hardcore shooting action with lots of guns, dogs, explosives, chainsaws and air strikes. If it sounds like some sort of hybrid of Team Fortress meets Gears of War meets Call of Duty, then you're not far off the mark.
Primal Rage II is one of those rare canceled video games that has earned an almost legendary status. It was slated to be the follow-up to a beloved fighting game that featured mammoth dinosaurs. Other than an article or two hyping the production of the game in the mid-90's, however, Primal Rage II basically disappeared from the face of the Earth. Now, nearly 20 years following its cancellation, we're finally able to see what the game would have looked like in a newly released video showing off actual gameplay.
An Atari classic has returned from the backlogs of history to entertain gamers once more as Warlords makes its way to the PlayStation Network.
A half-time tribute video has almost reached viral status due to being one of the most awesome half-time shows for a college football game. The choreography, the music, the timing, it's all pitch perfect. The near 10 minute video comes from Ohio State University's marching band during the game against Nebraska, in which they do a half-time show celebrating video games.
Video game publishing giant Atari is turning 40 and have recently kick started a year’s worth of celebrations with a Facebook giveaway sweepstakes. They’ve also released a couple of fund bits of multimedia taking a look back at the company’s long history, which can be found following the break.
Atari will be revisiting the good old days of gaming with the recently announced Centipede: Origins, though likely will a heck of a lot more bells and whistles than the original arcade hit.
To celebrate Atari's 40th birthday, the publisher recently kicked off a competition tasking indie developers with putting their own spin on the classic Pong formula. The competition has finally been narrowed down to the semi-finalist level, with videos for each game now available for your viewing pleasure.
Back before video games had massive budgets that publishers complained about every other week, and back before video game advertisements consisted of well paced Hollywoood-style snippets, there were ads that were trying to be hip and cool by including rap music into the mix.