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Nordic Games acquires Desperados and Silver IPs from Atari

Growing publisher Nordic Games has moved to acquire yet more IP. Following the news that many of Atari’s owned IP were put up for sale last month, Nordic Games has moved to capture two of its licenses – Desperados and Silver. The former is a stealth-based RTS franchise set in …

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Fabled Atari ET landfill to be unearthed

It has become the thing of legend but now the myth behind famous Atari 2600 calamity ET: The Extra Terrestrial is to be explored. 1982 release ET has become the thing of legend. The game enjoyed a famously ramshackle development process that resulted in creator Howard Scott Warshaw being given …

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Atari assets up for sale after failure to secure buyer

Having failed to find an outright buyer, Atari is to sell off its IPs individually. The Wall Street Journal reports that assets up for grabs include RollerCoaster Tycoon ($3.5m), Test Drive ($1.5m) and Total Annihilation ($250k). Other less established IPs are also up for grabs including Humongous, Fatty Bear’s Birthday …

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Atari founder: The days of mobile gaming is over

Mobile’s increasing dominance of the game industry is over and will be usurped by new technology, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell has said. Speaking to AllThingsD, Bushnell said that the industry reinvents itself every five years, and that while mobile had dominated, the next big opportunities for developers to flock to …

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Atari files for bankruptcy

Had you forgotten that Atari exists? Well, it sounds like it may sadly not exist for much longer. The LA Times reports that the cherished retro brand and three of its affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York last night. Apparently the motivation was for the company to …

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