Michael’s back with another classic game for this week’s Retro Game Friday. It’s Xevious!
In a continuous bid to update and modernize popular strategy IPs and bringing them to the 21st century, Slitherine has acquired the full publishing rights to the Master of Magic franchise from Atari. This is one of the most recognizable names in videogames history. It’s one of the key pillars of turn-based strategy gaming and it has created a genre of its own that is still alive and thriving today. Master of Magic first released on MS-DOS twenty-five years ago in 1994 and it quickly became one of the most cherished games of its genre with its infinite replayability and … Continue reading Slitherine Acquires Master of Magic Franchise From Atari
Atari one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — today makes several major announcements about its all-new Atari VCS home gaming and entertainment system during the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, where it is holding private preview meetings with press, retailers, and content partners. The Atari VCS Official Online Presale is now underway for U.S. customers, with systems and accessories, including retailer-exclusive editions, available for preorder today on GameStop.com, Walmart.com, and AtariVCS.com, for deliveries starting in March 2020. Pricing starts at $249.99 for the Atari VCS 400 Onyx (4GB RAM) Base model … Continue reading Atari Brings the New Atari VCS To E3 2019
A perfect example of a crowd-funded success, Tempest 4000 pulls the best elements from Tempest 2000, Tempest X, Space Giraffe and the classic arcade game into a visually stunning new title that is sure to dazzle!
Michael’s back with a really old classic for this week’s Retro Game Friday! It’s Battlezone, the 1980 version!
It seems like all the GiN columnists are on vacation. Editor John Breeden is again at the helm, this time for Chella. He’s catching Olympic fever this week, but perhaps more so for those classic track and field games of yesteryear.
News that the urban legend of Atari burying thousands of Atari 2600 copies of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial has been confirmed. This has led the lounge crew to think back on other terrible games that should have probably been tossed in as well.
“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’
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
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