Atari’s “E.T.” Graveyard Found for ‘The Worst Game Ever Made’

“Urban legend CONFIRMED,” was the tweet from Xbox creator, Larry Hryb,  who was present as a 30 year-old job lot of Atari game cartridges were unearthed in the New Mexico desert.  Known as the game that killed Atari, “E.T.” was a massive flop. The game was rushed out in just a few weeks to accompany Stephen Spielberg’s mega-hit movie, back in 1982 and now it’s part of a documentary about Atari – one of the biggest games company of the early 1980s. The story goes that Atari buried truck loads of unsold E.T. game cartridges in the  desert. The development and marketing disaster is said … Continue reading Atari’s “E.T.” Graveyard Found for ‘The Worst Game Ever Made’

Struggling Atari Finds $2 Million In Funding

Today, Atari, Inc. and its three US affiliates (collectively, "Atari") announced that they have closed $2 million of interim DIP financing. According to Atari CEO Jim Wilson, "The interim DIP financing enables Atari to finance its near term ordinary course business while evaluating its strategic options. Our lawyers are already hard at work on completing the final DIP credit documents, which, once approved by the court, will enable Atari to access the remaining $3 million of availability under the loan." Atari also announced today that it, subject to court approval, has hired Perella Weinberg Partners to serve as investment banker … Continue reading Struggling Atari Finds $2 Million In Funding

Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Being Remade

Atari, Wizards of the Coast, and Overhaul Games are pleased to announce work has begun on the Enhanced Edition of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II. Since its initial release in 1998, Baldur’s Gate has entertained millions of fans around the globe, and has received countless awards. This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games ever since. Re-forged by Overhaul Games Overhaul Games has assembled a talented team of artists, programmers and designers to enhance this timeless classic. To remain true to the spirit of the game, the team … Continue reading Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Being Remade

The Kore Gang Ships For Wii

Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment today announced that The Kore Gang is now available exclusively for the Wii™ system at retailers nationwide. Developed by Pixonauts, The Kore Gang is an action platformer which brings to life the exploits of three intrepid adventurers: Pixie, an acrobatic thrill-seeker who craves excitement; the not-so-agile, MadBoy, who has a big heart and even bigger fists; and, their pal Rex, a tiny yet fast chihuahua with a very big bark. The Kore Gang finds our heroes in Manhattan when the city is attacked by the evil subterranean … Continue reading The Kore Gang Ships For Wii

The Witcher: Assassins of Kings Is 360 Bound

Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and CD Projekt RED, a studio dedicated to creating unique non-linear RPG experiences, are pleased to announce that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is being adapted for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The planned release date slated for Q4 2011. The Xbox 360 version will be an enhanced adaptation of the PC game released to instant international acclaim in mid-May. Accordingly, it will incorporate numerous improvements and enhancements. Details will be announced over the coming months. CDProjekt RED Executive Producer John Mamais … Continue reading The Witcher: Assassins of Kings Is 360 Bound

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