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Bigben has acquired the Test Drive brand

The Test Drive racing series has a new home. Bigben Interactive has announced that it has acquired the IP from Atari, with the intention being to develop new games in the Test Drive Unlimited series. Atari has retained the rights to sell existing games in the franchise. Bigben currently has …

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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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Test Drive DLC goes free

The development team behind Atari’s recent console release Test Drive Unlimited has announced that it is to make the first premium DLC for the game free to download. The decision comes after the prolonged technical issues that have dogged the game since launch. Furthermore, Eden Games says that a patch …

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Test Drive doubles originals launch sales

Test Drive Unlimited 2 has more than doubled the week one sales of the original. The MMO racer debuted at No.1 this week and is the biggest launch in the Test Drive franchise, which dates back as far as 1987. It is the first ever All Formats No.1 for Namco …

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GAME selling Test Drive for £5

Retailer GAME is offering a guaranteed trade-in offer on Namco Bandai’s Test Drive Unlimited 2 that effectively means gamers can obtain the title for just 5. Any customer who buys the game for 39.99 on either Xbox 360 or PS3 will be entitled to trade the game in for 35 …

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High hopes for Test Drive Unlimited 2

Word-of-mouth, strong predicted sales and post-launch DLC will make Test Drive Unlimited 2 an evergreen success, Namco Bandai says. The game is due for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on February 11th and will mark the return of the long-running franchise. Test Drive Unlimited 2 lets fans explore …

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UK date for Test Drive Unlimited 2

Publisher Atari has confirmed that Test Drive Unlimited 2 will be released in the UK on February 11th. A number of pre-order incentives have also been revealed. Those putting money down at GAME, Amazon, HMV, Play or supermarket Asda will receive the Casino DLC for free. The Casino allows players …

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Target signs Namco Bandai contract

Target Media will handle the media planning and buying for Namco Bandai, the firm has announced. The 3 million account will see the firm plan the marketing for games such as Splatterhouse and Test Drive Unlimited 2. The deal came into effect on April 1st. David Miller, Marketing Director at …

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 announced

Namco Bandai has announced Test Drive Unlimited 2 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The sequel to the 2007 Atari title will hit shelves this autumn. Once again, the game is positioned as a MOOR – Massively Open Online Racer. Players will be able to drive some of the …

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DOWNLOADS CHARTS: Football Manager scores again

Football Manager 2008 has stayed at number one in the Metaboli Download to Own charts for the third month. The Sega-published title continues to outsell Eidos’ Championship Manager, which has to make do with second place. Atari titles The Witcher and Test Drive Unlimited take up the third and fourth …

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