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Atari turns to gambling to score some easy cash

Atari turns to gambling to score some easy cash

By 19 June 2014

Once giant of the videogaming business Atari has fallen on hard times in the more recent past. Last year, the Atari brand split from the European company under the same name (which was formerly French software publisher Infogrammes) by filing for Chapter... >>

Atari ET excavation finds 30-year old game

Atari ET excavation finds 30-year old game

By 26 April 2014

UPDATE: They've found the game they were looking for.  -- Although some still maintain that it is an urban myth, the green light has finally been given to dig up thousands of copies of what is often claimed to be the worst game of all time. Atari is... >>

Xbox documentary series to unearth Atari's E.T. urban legend in 2014

Xbox documentary series to unearth Atari's E.T. urban legend in 2014

By 19 December 2013

Everyone loves a good urban legend. Now throw Atari, E.T., filmmaker Zak Penn, and a small, ancient town in New Mexico into the mix, and you have the roux for a great television series. Or at least that's what Microsoft is hoping. A few days after confirming... >>

The PS4 we all really want: A homage to the Atari VCS

The PS4 we all really want: A homage to the Atari VCS

By 2 December 2013

Although we actually like the design of the PlayStation 4, we don't think it will take long for some excellent mods and decals from accessory manufacturers to come along and give us consoles that are more personal. And we hope that the latter will consider... >>

Skyscraper to be transformed into 401ft game of Pong

Skyscraper to be transformed into 401ft game of Pong

By 4 April 2013

Most memories of Pong consist of headache-inducing five-hour play sessions on fuzzy 1970s television screens. Now the game is about to get its name in lights, with a 500 LED light version mounted on the side of a building in Philadelphia. The building-sized... >>

Atari files for bankruptcy in order to split from Atari... Eh?

Atari files for bankruptcy in order to split from Atari... Eh?

By 21 January 2013

The US operations of famed and iconic videogames brand Atari are seeking to split from its European parent company, also named Atari, by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. French games publisher Infogrammes acquired the Atari name when it bought Hasbro... >>

Pong is 40, free iPad and iPhone Pong World game released to celebrate

Pong is 40, free iPad and iPhone Pong World game released to celebrate

By 30 November 2012

Pong, the original arcade game created by gaming legend Nolan Bushnell, was 40 years-old yesterday, having been released on 29 November 1972. And to celebrate, Atari - the company he also founded - has released the winner of the Pong Indie Developer Challenge,... >>

Wii U won't be big success, says godfather of gaming Nolan Bushnell

Wii U won't be big success, says godfather of gaming Nolan Bushnell

By 26 November 2012

The Nintendo Wii U is the first in the next generation of games consoles to hit the market, with the Xbox 720 and PS4 widely expected to be launched in summer 2013. It went on sale in the US on 18 November and will hit the UK and the rest of Europe this... >>

Atari Arcade classics get HTML5 makeover for Internet Explorer

Atari Arcade classics get HTML5 makeover for Internet Explorer

By 30 August 2012

Microsoft has teamed up with Atari to launch a new website that allows Internet Explorer users to play eight classic Atari games, including Pong and Mission Command. The experience, which will actually work on any HTML5 browser including Chrome (although... >>

Pong heading to iOS, and you could be its creator

Pong heading to iOS, and you could be its creator

By 29 February 2012

Atari has announced that it is bringing the classic arcade game Pong to the iPhone and iPad - but with a twist. Instead of making and releasing it itself, Atari is asking developers to create a new version of the game. "In celebration of Atari’s and... >>