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Denny's reveals Atari-themed menu, remixed mobile games

Denny's (yes, the family restaurant chain) has released a trio of reskinned Atari classics for mobile platforms to promote its new "Greatest Hits Remixed" menu. Featured games include the vector-based Hashteroids (a remixed Asteroids), frantic shoot-'em-up Centipup (Centipede), and...

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Mythical Primal Rage 2 cabinet appears, playable to all

Remember that footage of Primal Rage 2 that showed up on YouTube about a year and a half ago? You know, the one that broke our inner 12-year-old heart because we knew we'd never get to play it? Well, if you can make it to the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, Illinois, a functional arcade...

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Atari's item-crafting MOBA Minimum makes Early Access debut

Atari and Human Head's stylized third-person shooter Minimum is out now on Steam Early Access, giving players an early look at the project's current state as development progresses over the coming months. Created by the now-shuttered TimeGate Studios, Minimum was picked up by Atari last month,...

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Take another look at the E.T. landfill excavation

Hundreds of people went out in the desert yesterday to watch an excavation for E.T., an Atari game so awful that thousands of copies were buried in an Alamogordo landfill. Microsoft and Lightbox plan on turning the dig into a documentary with a working title of Atari: Game Over. [Image:...

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Microsoft digs up E.T. carcass-- er, cartridge at landfill

Xbox Entertainment Studios and Lightbox Entertainment's documentary on the excavation of a New Mexico landfill where supposedly thousands of copies of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 won't be completed for some time yet, but if you want to know how the search went, well, the above...

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Atari, Human Head resume development of shooter Minimum

Atari has partnered with Prey developer Human Head to resurrect Minimum, a free-to-play online shooter presumed lost following the closure of its creator TimeGate Studios. Announced last year, Minimum is a third-person shooter with strategy and progression elements, featuring competitive...

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E.T. cartridge excavation becomes a documentary for Xbox

Come April 26, giant machines will plunge their blades deep into the soil of Alamogordo, New Mexico, in search of a rumored treasure trove of awful video games, and Microsoft wants you to be there. The event kicks off at 9:30AM MDT at the Alamogordo Landfill on Highway 54, and is slated to run...

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Atari E.T. cartridge excavation back on track after delay

There are games that earn a negative tone in their word-of-mouth buzz, and then there are games that have truckloads of unsold copies buried in a landfill. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 is, according to legend, in the latter category. Curiosity makes people do strange things...

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Atari: Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 will be 'completely different' on PC

When Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 makes its PC debut, the game will be a far cry from its mobile incarnation, according to Atari. "We can't share that much, but [PC] will definitely be a completely different game," said Anthony Chien, Atari senior director of marketing, in a Digital Spy interview. ...

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Documentary's excavation of supposed Atari E.T. graveyard still being negotiated

Fuel Industries' planned excavation and documentation of a New Mexico landfill which would, in theory, unearth a burial of E.T. cartridges for the Atari 2600, is currently in negotiations for a dig permit. The Alamogordo Daily News reports that the New Mexico Environment Department has rejected...

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