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11:00 PM on 07.02.2013

The folks behind Outcast are reviving the franchise

A short, unassuming notice was sent out today declaring the return of Appeal's beloved 1999 action-adventure game Outcast. Wait, what? It's really happening: studio founders Yann Robert, Franck Sauer, and Yves Grolet have wra...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 06.24.2013

Nordic grabs Silver and Desperados from Atari

Following its acquisition of many THQ assets including notable franchises like Darksiders and Red Faction, Nordic Games has gotten its hands on two more intellectual properties. This time, it's Atari's Desperados an...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 06.20.2013

Baldur's Gate: EE pulled following 'contractual issues'

Overhaul Games has issued a rather worrisome statement regarding Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and its revamped sequel. The game has been removed for purchase from the Apple App Store and Beamdog as a result of "contractual...

Jordan Devore

3:00 AM on 06.01.2013

The legendary Atari E.T. landfill is getting excavated

E.T. for the Atari 2600 has a crazy story behind it, and it's something any videogame fan should learn about. Long story short, Atari crushed all the copies of E.T. they couldn't sell and buried it under concrete in a landfil...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner
by Tony Ponce

Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this darling fan tribute, Crossover is a tile-for-tile remake of Super Mario Bros. but with the ability to swap Mario out for a number of NES heroes, like Link, Bill Rizer, Simon Belmont, or Mega Man. The game was later expanded with more characters plus graphical skins to emulate the look of other NES, SNES, and Game Boy games.

Version 3.0, scheduled for some time in May or June, will introduce all new stages taken from Super Mario Bros. Special, an obscure Japanese exclusive for the NEC PC-8801 and Sharp X1 home computers. There will also be rearranged stage layouts depending on your selected difficulty, so what was once a leisurely bridge stroll over a crystal clear lake could now be a perilous platforming challenge across a molten pool of lava.

Finally, I'd like to remind you that Exploding Rabbit is also working on an original title called Super Retro Squad, which is essentially Crossover just with new characters directly inspired by the NES stars. Once 3.0 is out and about, development on SRC will most certainly kick into high gear.

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 Trailer [Exploding Rabbit]

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4:00 AM on 04.16.2013

18 different gaming consoles combined into one system

Modder Bacteria spent over three years and over $1,000 to merge 18 different consoles into one giant box. It contains circuitry from 15 different systems, works with one master controller, a single power supply, and a single...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





11:00 PM on 03.22.2013

GOG.com Atari sale includes Master of Orion

Now through Tuesday, GOG.com is running a sale on memorable games from the Atari library such as Master of Orion 1 and 2, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Master of Magic, Blood, Star Control 1 and 2, Pirates!, and The Chronicles of Rid...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 02.15.2013

Atari shuts down Jace Hall's Blood re-release

After Jace Hall got the cult-classic first-person shooter Blood on the road to a remake, Atari has stepped in and temporarily shut the project down. Hall notified the Blood fan community of The Postmortem about the standstill...

Allistair Pinsof

10:00 AM on 01.24.2013

Office Chat: Atari Force X Electronic Child Molestor Zone

In this edition of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Kyle MacGregor, as we express our enthusiasm for Namco's announcement that Project X Zone will see western release, our hope that Atari may actually rise from the ashes and our dismay at politicians making dramatic crack shots.

Conrad Zimmerman



Atari files bankruptcy, everything on sale photo
Atari files bankruptcy, everything on sale
by Dale North

Atari US has filed bankruptcy and will sell everything: games, film rights, and even their logo. This Everything Must Go sale and Chapter 11 filing are in an attempt to break away from its French parent company, Atari SA (formerly Infogrames). They want to go out on their own, raise money, and continue doing their thing, moving more into digital and mobile games.

But for now, everything is on sale. Assets include Pong, Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, Test Drive, and more. How sad that does that sound?

Atari expects to "unlock revenue potential unrealized while under the control of Atari S.A" with this move. From there they expect that it will be business as usual. But with all of everything for sale, what will they have left to continue on?

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Review: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition photo
Review: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
by Patrick Hancock

Baldur's Gate will forever be regarded as one of the classic PC RPGs. A lot of people never experienced it back in 1998, and it's not exactly the best-looking game anymore. To complicate things, it can be a pain to get the old game to run on newer machines, even after GOG.com began selling the title.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition not only remedies these issues, it also adds a good amount of new content, making it way easier to recommend to someone who previously missed out.

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Contest: Win an Atari 2600-themed Xbox 360! photo
Contest: Win an Atari 2600-themed Xbox 360!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Check Atari's Facebook page for the winner!]

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the original PONG! To commemorate the occasion, Atari is releasing Pong World, the $50,000 grand prize winner of the Pong Indie Developer Challenge and first ever official Pong game to appear on iOS devices. Go check it out!

But that's not all! Atari is also partnering with your friends at Destructoid to give away the amazing Atari 2600-skinned Xbox 360 you see above! Complete with an attached LCD screen, this one-of-a-kind system is the complete package!

To have a chance at winning, all you need to do is complete the word puzzle you see below and submit your answer via Atari's Facebook page. Be sure to leave us a comment here as well letting us know you've submitted! (But no posting the answer -- that'd be cheating!)

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7:30 PM on 11.19.2012

Take a ride with Ubiktune's Motorway and Interlude

Fancy a swing on the funky road of chiptunes this week? Ubiktune's got you covered with another excellent set of releases on their never-ending chiptune label. Motorway is a jazz-funk chiptune album composed with changing tim...

Audun Sorlie



Review: Warlords photo
Review: Warlords
by Ian Bonds

In the '80s, if you had three friends over who all wanted to play Atari with you, there was really only one game you would reach for.

Warlords was the go-to game for multiplayer combat, and it was also the source for many frustrated arm punches and the first cases of thrown paddle controllers among buddies who lost the round. And while it has already received a 3D update (on Xbox Live Arcade in 2008), Atari is taking yet another crack at rehashing this classic title.

Have they found the right balance between old-school gameplay and new-school play mechanics?

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2:00 PM on 11.11.2012

Champions Online gets massive vehicle update

Champions Online has gone through some rather big changes since its launch back in 2009, most notably the one in 2011 which saw the MMO go free-to-play. Now there's another rather large update to the game, with...

Harry Monogenis

12:00 PM on 11.10.2012

F-bombs in the Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie trailer

Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie is still a thing that is happening. As proof, the official trailer just went live. You can watch it. So... do that. We've known previously that the film will follow the Nerd and a group of fr...

Tony Ponce