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Top Turkeys from the Noughties – part 2
Last week, I listed five games that left financial ruin in their wake in the first decade of the twenty-first century (you can read Part 1 here). Here are the concluding five. Five games that their publishers...
- Posted 1218 days ago
Is Photo Sauce a new direction for Atari?
Once upon a time, Atari was at the vanguard of games development. Then, for a long time, it wasn’t. Manufacturing more copies of E.T. than there were consoles to play it on in the entire world was...
- Posted 1306 days ago
Dungeons and Dragons Online goes free
Turbine has just announced that Dungeons and Dragons Online is about to change its business model. It’s moving from being a traditional subscription based MMO where users pay $14.95 per month to being a game that anyone...
- Posted 1439 days ago
Phil Harrison leaving? Is Atari changing strategy again?
The rebirth of Atari seems to be very painful, if the latest corporate shenanigans are anything to go by. Today’s announcement by Atari sets out a change of senior management. Phil Harrison becomes a non-executive and Jeff...
- Posted 1451 days ago
Ghostbusters’ musical chairs continues – Sony Europe is the new publisher
The Ghostbusters saga has more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. But the story may really be about the challenges facing Namco Bandai’s nascent European distribution arm, rather than difficulties at Atari. Activision acquired the Ghostbusters game...
- Posted 1474 days ago
Ghostbusters: different age ratings for different platforms
Ghostbusters PS3: 12+ Ghostbusters Wii: 7+ I’m not sure I’ve seen this before. Ghostbusters, the game that Atari picked up after it was dropped by Activision and that Phil Harrison wants to turn into a...
- Posted 1524 days ago
Atari, Cryptic and a browser-based MMO?
OK, I admit that this is wild speculation. Last week (sorry for the delay, I’ve been busy), Atari announced that it had acquired Cryptic Studios. Cryptic have been successful in designing MMOs. They developed City of Heroes/Villains for...
- Posted 1616 days ago