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  • Blog Post: Atari Is Rebooting Alone In The Dark And Haunted House

    Atari announced today that two classic franchises will be unveiled at PAX next weekend. Haunted House, last seen on Wii and Xbox Live Arcade in 2010, and Alone in the Dark, most recently on Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3, will be coming to PC later this year. Atari hasn’t shared any details about either... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Trailer For The E.T. Excavation Documentary

    The once buried copies of Atari's E.T. have been dug up and dusted off. Now all that's left to do is make a documentary about them. Oh, that's done now too. Watch the trailer, which examines how Atari went from be biggest new company in America and the leader of the video game industry to... More
  • Blog Post: Atari and Denny's Partner Up To Remix Classic Arcade Games

    Today Atari and restaurant chain Denny’s announced a partnership to bring back classic Atari arcade games, with new twists inspired by Denny’s “Greatest Hits Remixed” menu. This partnership is the latest step in a larger corporate comeback strategy for Atari, in which the iconic... More
  • Blog Post: New Mexico Will Eventually Sell Off Found Copies Of E.T.

    Atari couldn't profit from the historically terrible E.T. game, but maybe the state of New Mexico can. The city off Alamogordo, New Mexico plans to sell off the cartridges that were recently unearth from its landfill. New Mexico's space museum is helping appraise and certify over 700 of the 1... More
  • Blog Post: E.T. Papercraft Lands Right In Your Heart (And You Can Make It By Hand)

    E.T. has been in the news quite a bit lately. The remains of his Atari 2600 failure were recently dug up in a New Mexico landfill . If you didn’t manage to get one of those unearthed treasures (or simply want a slightly less smelly tribute), this papercraft might be what you’re looking for... More
  • Blog Post: What Happens Next To The Exhumed E.T. Atari Cartridges?

    A representative from Microsoft has offered some insight regarding the future of the recently uncovered cache of Atari cartridges, but it's mostly still up in the air. As the cartridges were found in a Alamogordo, New Mexico landfill, the cartridges legally belong to the city and it's up to it... More
  • Blog Post: More Photos Emerge From E.T. Atari Excavation

    Yesterday's planned excavation of E.T. Atari cartridges was successful, and Microsoft has sent over some photos from the event. The dig was helmed by Lightbox Interactive, the developer behind Starhawk on PlayStaiton 3, and Fuel Industries, a marketing agency. Microsoft Entertainment was also involved... More
  • Blog Post: RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile Out Now On iOS

    RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile, the first numbered entry in the theme park building franchise in almost a decade, is playable now on iOS devices . The PC version of the game will be released sometimes during holiday 2014, and will include multiplayer. You can download the mobile version for $2.99 now... More
  • Blog Post: Permission Officially Granted To Excavate E.T. Atari Cartridges

    Late last month, Lightbox Interactive and Fuel Industries announced intentions to uncover the fabled cache of Atari E.T. cartridges from a New Mexico landfill . Their original attempts were initially thwarted, but they still planned to move forward, and now have official permission to proceed. Since... More
  • Blog Post: Adam Sandler Teaming Up With King Of Kong Producer For Pixels

    Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones fame, the producer of King of Kong , and the director of Home Alone are teaming up for a video game movie called Pixels . The movie will also star Kevin James and Josh Gad and is based loosely on a short film of the same name, which you can see below. In... More
  • Blog Post: Efforts To Unearth Rumored Atari E.T. Landfill Move Forward

    Two companies, a video game developer and a marketing firm, are working together in an attempt to unearth the fabled cache of E.T. Atari cartridges that are supposedly buried in a New Mexico landfill. As the story goes, Atari's video game adaptation of E.T. was such a financial failure that the company... More
  • Blog Post: Handy Graphic Shows Video Game Console Cost Adjusted For Inflation Up To Current-Gen

    Video games are an expensive hobby, and while it might not appear to be true – considering current prices – in general, the cost of playing video games has gone down over the years. You'll see the chart below, which was posted on reddit last month by user Auir2blaze . It puts into perspective... More
  • Blog Post: Video Game Documentary Series Coming Exclusively To Xbox

    Microsoft has announced today the first Xbox Entertainment Studios (XES) project, which will begin filming in January. The documentary series will kick off with an investigation of the 1983 Atari E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial burial in New Mexico. This is a new partnership that builds on an arrangement... More
  • Blog Post: Lego Atari Looks Accurate Enough To Play

    We're fans of Legos here at Game Informer, both the video game and plastic brick kinds, so we always like to see them combined in interesting ways. This creation comes from Lego aficionado Chris McVeigh, who crafted an impressive recreation of a deceptively simple piece of hardware. You can see more... More
  • Blog Post: Space Invaders Creator Admits He's Terrible At Space Invaders

    In a profile piece on The New Yorker , Tomohiro Nishikado, the creator of Space Invaders, admitted that he is and always has been terrible at video games. Even the ones he created himself. The full article covers Nishikado's early years when he was pursuing a career in electronics and not video games... More
  • Blog Post: Atari Founder Says Nintendo Could Be On A "Path To Irrelevance"

    Nintendo's latest console, the Wii U, hasn't fared well on store shelves, and a lot of gaming enthusiasts seem more focused on the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but does that mean Nintendo could soon be irrelevant? Industry luminary, Nolan Bushnell thinks so. In an interview with the BBC... More
  • Blog Post: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Back Up

    Update: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition creative director Trent Oster has offered a brief comment on the game's recent reappearance. We've resolved our issues and we are happy to be back working on BG. As for details, there isn't much I can offer. Due to number of parties involved in... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down The Money Behind Retro Technology

    Did you know that the original Atari 2600 system retailed for $199, but that's around $766 if you factor in inflation? Or that the original Gameboy has sold over 119 million units? Or that Sega's Gamegear wasn't worth the money that people paid for it? Learn a bunch of interesting facts in... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O'Brien Looks Back At The Atari 2600

    Conan O'Brien's always funny Clueless Gamer series typically looks at the most popular modern games, but for his most recent episode, he looks to the past. Conan tries a handful of Atari games including Missile Command and Pitfall, a game we just wrote a large retrospective on . A fan vote also... More
  • Blog Post: Wargaming And Stardock Entertainment Obtain Atari Franchises At Bankruptcy Auction

    Atari is currently in the process of filing for bankruptcy and much like THQ, it is auctioning off its assorted assets. Some of the sales have been established but unapproved, and more are expected to occur this coming week. Below are the bids that have already been placed. The Sale Hearing to approve... More
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