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Time's history of video game consoles stirs up memories, rivalries

Picking your trench in the console wars used to be a much simpler affair. You could go with Nintendo and their pair of Italian plumbers, or you could side with Sega and their totally radical hedgehog with an attitude. It's been a while since that rivalry really mattered, but this installment of...

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Atari 2600 excavation documentary exclusive to Xbox in 2014

An upcoming documentary focused on the video game industry crash of 1983 and the subsequent burial of thousands of unsold Atari cartridges will launch exclusively on Xbox in 2014, Microsoft announced this week. Canadian film production company Fuel Industries plans to head up an excavation of a...

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Atari earns court approval to emerge from bankruptcy

Atari's Chapter 11 (reorganization) bankruptcy, announced in January and followed by auctions of its assets, is coming to its phoenix conclusion. The Wall Street Journal reports Atari has received court approval for its plan to rise from bankruptcy. The plan involves paying back the $3.8...

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Atari strategy classic M.U.L.E. coming to iOS next week

It's been three decades since M.U.L.E. was first released on the Atari 800, but we've got no time for wistful memories as the classic strategy game is slated to return on iOS in mere days, appropriately as M.U.L.E. Returns. For those to whom the acronym means nothing, M.U.L.E. is something of a...

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Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition encounters a release date

Come November 15, Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition will make its debut on the PC, Mac, iOS and Android platforms. That date appeared this morning on the game's official website, where developer Overhaul Games has also added a pre-order link. Overhaul Games seems to be adding many of the same...

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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition returns following Atari contract issues

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is once again available to buy through the App Store and distributor Beamdog's site, two months after its removal from those locations at Atari's request. Producer Phillip Daigle confirmed the RPG remake's return. An email apparently sent out by Beamdog CEO Trent...

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Paperdude VR rides into the neighborhood with Oculus Rift, Kinect

Globacore, a creative technology company specializing in large multi-touch displays, has come up with an interesting marriage of Kinect and Oculus Rift. Dubbed Paperdude VR, this work-in-progress is a first-person homage to Atari's 1984 classic, Paperboy. As demonstrated in the video above, a...

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More Atari IP auction winners announced, Stardock plans Star Control reboot

A few more pieces from Atari's intellectual property catalog, which has been on clearance sale for a little while now, have new owners. Of note is the Total Annihilation and Master of Orion franchises being picked up by World of Tanks developer Wargaming World Limited, while the Star Control series...

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Transport Tycoon plots route onto mobiles this year

The "definitive" version of 1994 sim Transport Tycoon is heading onto iOS and Android this year, says AppyNation. Beyond the involvement of creator Chris Sawyer, also responsible for the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, details are sparse at the mo. Sawyer filed a lawsuit against Rollercoaster...

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Outcast creators purchase IP from Atari

The founders of Appeal, the development studio responsible for 1999's sci-fi action game, Outcast, have purchased the intellectual property rights for that brand from holding company Atari, formerly known as Infogrames Entertainment. The original Appeal employees involved, Yann Robert, Franck...

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