Classic review: Doom (Atari Jaguar)


This review first appeared in E16, published in January 1995. Ever since Doom appeared on the PC, console manufacturers have been falling over themselves to get a slice of the action on their own machines. Nintendo has bought the rights to the game for a custom Ultra 64 version coded by Williams; Sega has acquired… Continue reading

The art of Atari – the masters who brought early games to life by filling in the blanks

Art of Atari

With only a 1.19MHz CPU to play with, a lot of Atari 2600 design had to be created outside the games themselves by artists who brought fantasies boldly to life. In a new book, enthusiast Tim Lapetino looks at the history of Atari game covers, such as Video Chess, Defender and Warlords (above), starting from… Continue reading

Atari US files for bankruptcy


Atari’s US operation is seeking a split from its debt-laden French parent company in a bid to save the business. Once complete, Atari US will take the comoany private and then seek a buyer for its mobile and digital games business.

The Making Of: Dropzone

The Making Of: Dropzone

It started with being blown away. The swarms of enemies, the exhilarating freedom of flight, the screen-filling explosions, the aural assault, the daunting array of controls… Defender left most who first encountered it aghast. Archer Maclean shared the same feelings of awe as his fellow arcade-goers, except he wasn’t content with just playing. He wanted to make his own.

Atari: Eden Games not closing

Atari has clarified its intentions for Eden Games, insisting that it doesn't intend to close the Test Drive Unlimited studio, as originally reported.

Atari shutters Eden Games, focuses on mobile as revenue falls

Veteran publisher Atari has reported decreased revenue for the past financial year, and has sold off a number of assets in order to focus efforts on mobile development.Atari pulled in $51.3 million in revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 – a 44 per cent drop from the prior year's $77.8 million.

Commodore founder Jack Tramiel dies

Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International, manufacturer of the Commodore 64 and Amiga, has died aged 83.Forbes reports that Tramiel, a Polish-born Auschwitz survivor who founded Commodore after emigrating to the US, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday.

Report: swathes of publishers targeting German “pirates”

UPDATE: We've been passed a statement regarding the below from Ubisoft, which says: "Ubisoft has not issued any legal claims similar to those mentioned in the Torrentfreak article in over three years."ORIGINAL STORY: A large number of publishers are reportedly sending letters to those they claim have illegally downloaded games, threatening legal action unless they pay fines of several hundred euros.

Atari vows to “vigorously protect” its IP

Atari has said it will "vigorously protect" its IP after one developer said he received legal threats from the company concerning his games on the App Store.

Atari cracking down on App Store games

Atari is reportedly threatening legal action against developers whose games the company believes infringe on its IP rights.A post on Kickstarter by Los Angeles-based Black Powder Games claims that Atari enforced the removal from the iOS App Store of two of its games, Vector Tanks and Vector Tanks Extreme, due to their resemblance to Atari classic Battlezone.