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CD Projekt lore

CD Projekt almost failed before The Witcher 2


An expensive console port almost closed the studio
Nov 08
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&... read
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Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien plays the Atari 2600 on Clueless Gamer


He takes on the infamous E.T.
Aug 09
In this episode of Clueless Gamer, comedian and late night host Conan O'Brien goes back in time, as he plays the Atari 2600. He takes on a number of games, including the iconic Pitfall, Space Invaders, and E.T. If you haven'... read
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Super Mario Crossover

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out


Work on the team's original game, Super Retro Squad, is progressing slowly
Aug 03
Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now a... read
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Star Control

Stardock plans to reboot Star Control


Inspired by Firaxis' template for XCOM
Jul 23
Galactic Civilizations developer Stardock is set to take on Star Control, a classic series by any measure, after picking up the rights from Atari. What are the studio's plans? CEO Brad Wardell has some reassuring words: "We e... read
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Atari

Wargaming bids on Master of Orion in Atari asset sale


Free-to-play company also gunning for Total Annihilation
Jul 22
Having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Atari Inc. is in the process of selling its assets in order to break way from its French parent company Atari S.A. The bids and backup bids for some of the company's notable properties ... read
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Outcast returns

The folks behind Outcast are reviving the franchise


This is a Kickstarter waiting to happen
Jul 02
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... read
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Nordic Games

Nordic grabs Silver and Desperados from Atari


You can never have enough IPs, apparently
Jun 24
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... read
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Baldur's Gate

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


BGII: Enhanced Edition also affected
Jun 20
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... read
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Atari E.T.

The legendary Atari E.T. landfill is getting excavated


For a documentary
Jun 01
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... read
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Super Mario Crossover 3.0

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner


Third major version of the star-studded fan game coming in May or June
Apr 28
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 da... read
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Console chimera

18 different gaming consoles combined into one system


The ultimate mod
Apr 16
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... read
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Good Old Games

GOG.com Atari sale includes Master of Orion


60 percent off games from the Atari library
Mar 22
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... read
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Blood shutdown

Atari shuts down Jace Hall's Blood re-release


Goshdarnnit, Atari!
Feb 15
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... read
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Office Chat: Atari Force X Electronic Child Molestor Zone


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 24
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. read
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Loved franchises up for sale
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 (for... read feature

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Miniature giant space hamster approved
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 ol... read feature

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Celebrate PONG's 40th anniversary in style!
[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 priz... read feature

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Take a ride with Ubiktune's Motorway and Interlude


Ubiktune's newest fantastic fusions
Nov 19
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... read
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Hey! You got your RTS in my BREAKOUT clone!
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 fru... read feature

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Champions Online gets massive vehicle update


Take to the skies
Nov 11
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... read
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F-bombs in the Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie trailer


Yep, it's a trailer alright
Nov 10
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... read
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NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL KULOR! has got the chips


And I've got the dip, know what I'm sayin'?
Oct 24
I've got another kickin' chiptune album for your twisted pleasure. You people make me sick! Between 2008 and now, Richard "Kulor" Armijo composed a bunch of tunes based on the NES, Game Boy, Master System, Game Gear, Atari 80... read
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The 80s computer sounds of Strange Light Under My Bed


Oct 07
I have been all about the chiptunes lately! Is that a problem for anyone? I didn't think so! The Ubiktune net label has just released a new album entitled Strange Light Under My Bed. However, these aren't the kinds of chiptun... read
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RollerCoaster Tycoon returns on 3DS next month


Employment opportunities for janitors skyrocket
Sep 04
This past weekend, SimCity prompted Chad and I to discuss the disappointing lack of a new RollerCoaster Tycoon game. Then I remembered that -- oh, yeah -- we are getting one: RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D. Not exactly what we had i... read
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The retro and modern armies are at all-out war!


Sep 01
Everyone loves to debate the merits of games from "back in the day" versus those of more contemporary fare. But why should we have to fight their battles for them? All those gaming heroes are perfectly capable of settling th... read
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Game covers with an Atari 2600 twist


Aug 04
The current rage is reimagining anything and everything with an original Nintendo style twist. Sure, the pixel art remakes are nice, but EVERYONE is doing it. So it's nice to see someone approach things differently, as devian... read
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I had ALMOST forgotten how crappy Tiger LCD games were


Jun 27
Before the Game Boy, handheld gaming was dominated by LCD electronic devices, most famously the Game & Watch line. Each device was dedicated to playing a single game in the crudest way imaginable -- all possible object l... read
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Swordfight will get your joystick hard


Apr 29
I stand corrected. This is the weirdest story of the weekend! If you read Joseph Leray's "Nordic New Wave" feature from the other week, you ought to be familiar with Johann Sebastian Joust, a game using accelerometer-powered ... read
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NCsoft bows out of E3, probably playing Farmville instead


Mar 21
I know you folks are starting to compile your own personal lists of who will or won't be in attendance at E3 this year, right? Well it seems you can definitely count on seeing Zynga there, so go ahead and breathe a sigh of re... read
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Atari is bringing back the pong


Feb 29
Pong is almost 40 years old, which means it's probably going to get a sporty wee convertible and start hooking up with people half its age. To celebrate Pong's impending anniversary, Atari has challenged indie developers to d... read
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Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends gearing up for spring


Feb 03
The Ferrari fanatics in attendance will want to keep an eye on Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends. The game revolves around this single brand and is due out on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in spring 2012. What got me to ta... read
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Asteroids: Gunner is a free game coming to the App Store


Nov 08
Atari has announced Asteroids: Gunner, an upcoming free game making its way to the App Store "soon" for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. People, this is Asteroids -- the official kind of Asteroids -- so I high... read






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