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  • Blog Post: Atari Bringing More Than 100 Classics To Steam In New Vault Collection

    A new Atari compilation is coming to Steam this spring, featuring more than 100 retro games – including Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, and Warlords. The compilation, Atari Vault, features local and online multiplayer support, Steam leaderboards, and support for the Steam controller... More
  • Blog Post: Strong Museum Adds More Atari Design Materials To Collection

    The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York boasts an impressive collection of classic-gaming materials as part of its International Center for the History of Electronic Games. That collection has grown, with the acquisition of more than 2,000 drawings, mock-ups, and prototypes from Atari circa... More
  • Blog Post: Roller Coaster Tycoon World Rides Out Of 2015

    Roller Coaster Tycoon World was slated to launch on December 10, but Atari reveals that's no longer the case. Following feedback from the game's recent beta weekend, the team has decided to delay the game to early 2016 in order to address those concerns. The to-do list of improvements include... More
  • Blog Post: TxK Developer Says Atari Applying Legal Pressure Over Tempest Similarities

    Earlier today, allegations were levied by Tempest 2000 developer Jeff Minter that Atari was applying legal pressure to kill his game, TxK. Minter’s Llamasoft released the Vita title in February 2014, with intentions for the title to appear PlayStation 4, PC, and VR platforms. Minter took to Twitter... More
  • Blog Post: Atari Adventure Creator To Present At GDC

    Adventure for the Atari 2600 is considered one of the first graphic action/adventure games ever created. Creator Warren Robinett will be revealing how he got the pioneering game to fit into only 4K of memory during an upcoming post mortem presentation on the game at the Game Developer's Conference... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Time Running Out To Bid On Unearthed E.T. Cartridges

    Update : You've only got about an hour left to bid on one of the uncovered Atari cartridges. If you want to check out the items, head over to the eBay auctions . Original Story : The lost E.T. cartridges that were located and excavated as part of a documentary film will be auctioned off by the city... More
  • Blog Post: Internet Arcade Offers Up Over 900 Arcade Classics For Free

    Archive.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving our Internet and digital history. It's now expanded its collection to include emulations of classic arcade games. According to Archive.org , its newly opened Internet Arcade is "a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – Do You Plan On Watching The Exclusive Video Content Coming To Xbox Live And PSN?

    Both Microsoft and Sony are making their online subscription platforms (Live and Plus) more valuable by adding exclusive entertainment beyond video games. Do you plan on watching? Among other projects, Sony has the upcoming show Powers starring Sharlto Copley based on the comic of the same name. Microsoft... More
  • 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
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