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Atari ‘re-imagines’ Asteroids with new open-world PC survival game

Not shy of reinvention, Atari is taking one of its classic arcade IPs and doing something different. Very different. Asteroids shot to fame when it hit arcades in 1979 as a 2D vector arcade shooter. Asteroids: Outpost, however, is looking to capitalise on the recent trend for survival games set …

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Atari announces Alone in the Dark: Illumination

The Alone in the Dark IP is making a return. Atari has announced that Alone in the Dark: Illumination will be released on PC this autumn and feature a mix of new twists, storylines and gameplay to give players a frightening new experience”. Chief amongst the new features is online …

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Alone in the Dark, Haunted House reboots heading to PC this fall

Atari has announced reboots for survival horror classics Alone in the Dark and Haunted House will release later this year. The publisher will demo the pair of re-imagined titles in Seattle later this month, alongside the latest RollerCoaster Tycoon efforts. The Alone in the Dark update—entitled Alone in the Dark: …

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Atari returns as ‘interactive entertainment production’ company

Atari Interactive has detailed plans to resurrect itself AGAIN, this time as an interactive entertainment production company,” with a focus on licensing, digital games, online gambling and more. The company will look to continue expanding its classic arcade titles including Asteroids, Centipede and Pong onto digital platforms such as mobile …

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‘Atari is a hardware brand’ new CEO asserts

The Atari brand means many things to many people, but above all else it remains a hardware brand. That’s according to new CEO Frederic Chesnais who told VentureBeat that while a successor to the Atari 2600 may not be on the cards the company does occupy a special position in …

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"I did that!" – James Heller said he was the man who buried all those ET cartridges

The man who was responsible for burying huge numbers of Atari 2600 cartridges in the New Mexico desert has revealed himself. ET and others games were amongst the thousands of items recently unearthed in Alamagordo as part of a Microsoft documentary. And now local news network KBOI2 has named James …

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Atari landfill confirmed as dig uncovers E.T. cartridges

Copies of 1982 release E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial have been literally unearthed from the New Mexico landfill Atari allegedly buried them in. Excavators made the discovery yesterday in a dig in Alamagordo, New Mexico – seemingly confirming the long-standing rumour that Atari attempted to rid itself of a massive disappointment by …

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Atari now says the future is digital and on mobile

Another week, another new direction for Atari. The CEO of the struggling former games giant Frederic Chesnais has told NowGamer that the company’s future now lies on mobile – just over a year after founder and board member Nolan Bushnell said that mobile gaming was ”over”. "What we’re going to …

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