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11:00 AM on 05.31.2014

Those unearthed landfill E.T. cartridges will be sold at auction

Nearly a month after Alamogordo, New Mexico saw the unearthing of the biggest stain on the videogame industry's past, the city commission had decided to sell 700 of the 1,300 dug-up E.T. cartridges. First though, the city ha...

Abel Girmay

3:45 PM on 05.06.2014

Conan O'Brien finds more videogame flops buried in the desert

Microsoft recently dragged a bunch of people down to the blistering New Mexico desert in hopes of finding the fabled E.T. videogame dump. They were successful, but they also found some other titles that only Conan's reporting on. This is super serious business, guys.

Brett Makedonski

7:00 AM on 04.28.2014

Enjoy some video of the E.T. landfill excavation

As you may have heard, one of gaming's great urban legends was confirmed over the weekend. Atari did, in fact, dump a large quantity of retail copies of E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (and other games) in a New Mexico lan...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 04.27.2014

E.T. Atari cartridges found in New Mexico landfill

The legends are true. This weekend in Alamogordo, New Mexico, excavators uncovered the mythical cache of E.T. Atari 2600 cartridges, which were long rumored to have been dumped in the desert during the videogame crash of 1983...

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Human Head has taken over development on Minimum for TimeGate

TimeGate Studios was making a free-to-play third-person combat game called Minimum that seemed like it had potential. It continues to despite the fact that its creator went through bankruptcy. Now, publisher Atari has "worke...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 04.10.2014

We're all invited to the Atari E.T. landfill excavation

In 1983, Atari buried unsold E.T. the Extra Terrestrial copies in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Now, it's (finally) being dug up and turned into a mini-documentary courtesy of Xbox Entertainment Studios. The event takes place April 26, 2014 and is open to the public. E.T. designer Howard Scott Warshaw will be there. Will you?

Steven Hansen

5:00 AM on 04.04.2014

The eBook Video Game Bundle is out now

The previous videogame-themed collection of eBooks from Story Bundle kept me well read for quite some time, so I'm more than ready to dip into the new 3.0 bundle. There's some really eye-catching titles in the bundle, includi...

Alasdair Duncan

1:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Atari: RollerCoaster Tycoon on PC 'completely different' than mobile game

It's crummy that our gut reaction to a new RollerCoaster Tycoon happening was that of concern instead of sheer joy. After RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile was announced for iOS, we learned that Atari has plans for a "PC experien...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 03.18.2014

Atari says a new RollerCoaster Tycoon in the works for PC

RollerCoaster Tycoon was announced for iOS this past week. The response was as expected, and our own Jordan Devore in particular was pretty bummed out that it was coming just for mobile devices. Well turn that frown upside do...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Predictable: New RollerCoaster Tycoon announced for iOS photo
Predictable: New RollerCoaster Tycoon announced for iOS
by Jordan Devore

The 60 thumbs up and over 2,300 thumbs down the announcement trailer for RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile has received on YouTube truly says it all. But let's continue anyway: this will be a $2.99 download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. How many more beloved PC brands must we see tarnished on mobile? All of them? It's starting to feel that way.

"Create and share the coolest amusement park of your dreams and construct incredible roller coasters to keep your visitors excited. Build the best park, unlock new materials, and exchange roller coaster blueprints with friends to become the ultimate RollerCoaster Tycoon!" Right.

Prior to the announcement, Atari was teasing the game on Twitter and immediately people assumed it was going to be a mobile title as opposed to the proper, full-fledged PC game long-time fans have been awaiting. It's as predictable a situation as it is disappointing.

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9:00 PM on 03.05.2014

Titanfall Arcade claims '8-bit is better with a Titan'

Hamza happened upon Titanfall Arcade, an official browser-based mashup of Titanfall and classic Atari games. Wondering why anyone would create such a thing, I couldn't help myself. I clicked. Asteroids is playable now, with M...

Jordan Devore





2:30 PM on 12.27.2013

The Internet Archive adds classic games

I love The Internet Archive for its Wayback Machine, which lets you see, say, what Destructoid looked like back in 2006. But its software collection is a geeky delight, and its new Console Living Room beta is also p...

Dale North



Dr. Luigi, Hyrule Warriors, NES Remix & Kingdom Come photo
Dr. Luigi, Hyrule Warriors, NES Remix & Kingdom Come
by Max Scoville

Hey gang! Sorry I wasn't around on Tuesday, but there wasn't a whole lot of news -- so here's a rundown of today's big news, including yesterday's big ol' Nintendo Direct, that new realistic medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and the Xbox One's upcoming documentary series on the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Atari 2600 game. No, seriously.

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1:25 PM on 12.17.2013

Smithsonian adds Flower and Halo 2600 to its collection

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has added another two videogames to its ever- expanding collection: thatgamecompany's Flower and Halo 2600, developed by Ed Fries. Whilst Flower had already been showcased at the 2012's Art...

Alasdair Duncan

8:00 AM on 12.03.2013

Look at this amazing Atari themed PlayStation 4

John Carmack tweeted out a picture of an Atari 2600 sitting on top of a Playstation 4, and this inspired Phantom Fighter to create some photoshop magic. Phantom Fighter posted his awesome concept to his blog, The Food Sucks. This looks fantastic, and I want to have one. Would you use a wood-paneled gaming console?

Joshua Derocher

12:30 PM on 11.08.2013

CD Projekt almost failed before The Witcher 2

Eurogamer has an interesting story on the entire history of CD Projekt Red and the development of The Witcher games. One of the more noteworthy things to come out of it is how the studio almost closed before The Witcher&...

Joshua Derocher