Neowin News Feed for: Atari Neowin News Feed for: Atari en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Plex announces Arcade game subscription service for $4.99 per month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Plex has launched a new game subscription called Plex Arcade that costs $4.99 per month, giving you access to retro games. Plex Pass subscribers can also enjoy a lower monthly subscription rate. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Wed, 27 Jan 2021 02:52:02 +0000 Atari VCS pre-orders go live in Australia and New Zealand today <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The modern-day reboot of Atari&#039;s 1977 gaming system is set to launch in Australia and New Zealand soon. Atari has partnered up with Bluemouth Interactive make this happen. Pre-orders start today. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:28:02 +0000 GameBoy clone Analogue Pocket delayed to May 2021, pre-orders open August 3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Analogue has announced that pre-orders for its high-end GameBoy clone is shipping in May of next year, with pre-orders opening next week. Prices for the dock and other accessories were also revealed. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:12:02 +0000 Atari refuses to call it quits on the VCS, launching this fall <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Despite having promised a release for years, Atari is still intent on releasing its VCS console. Now, the company says it will launch this fall, with pre-orders being available right now. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:10:01 +0000 Atari, the video game company, is opening up a hotel chain <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In what might be one of the more curious business expansions we&#039;ve seen, renowned video game company Atari is opening a series of themed hotels around the U.S., with the first one coming in 2020. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Mon, 27 Jan 2020 20:22:01 +0000 Atari VCS' upgrade to a Ryzen APU pushes back launch to late 2019 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Atari has announced that its upcoming retro-inspired console, Atari VCS, will be launching later than previously announced due to it getting an upgrade to a newer APU from the AMD Ryzen family. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:04:01 +0000 New update will bring Atari classics to Tesla's infotainment system <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new update coming to Tesla vehicles will include an Easter egg that will allow owners to have a bit of fun, playing some of Atari&#039;s classics, like Pole Position, Tempest, and Missile Command. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:52:01 +0000 Atari is in hot water after it calls reporter a troll <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Atari is seeing itself in a bit of trouble after it accused a reporter of being a troll following an interview where the COO Michael Arzt showed little knowledge of the company&#039;s Atari VCS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:22:02 +0000 Atari launches Indiegogo campaign for the VCS and reveals its specs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Atari has started taking preorders of its retro-inspired gaming console, the Atari VCS and, alongside the launch, the company has revealed the hardware inside the device slated for release next year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Wed, 30 May 2018 17:40:01 +0000 Ted Dabney, co-founder of Atari and video game pioneer, dies at 81 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The co-founder of Atari and creator of games such as Computer Space and Pong, passed away at the age of 81 following a cancer diagnosis late last year. Dabney had chosen not to receive treatment. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Mon, 28 May 2018 21:16:01 +0000 Atari VCS console pre-orders to begin May 30, shipping planned for 2019 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Atari announced today that it will begin pre-orders for its upcoming console, the Atari VCS, next month. The console will be AMD powered with 4K 60FPS capabilities, and is slated to ship next year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:58:01 +0000 Atari hits the pause button on Ataribox pre-order plans <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Atari&#039;s new Linux-powered console, Ataribox, has hit a snag, with its pre-order plans being delayed on the day they were supposed to go online. The company is reportedly working on a new launch plan. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:07:06 +0000 Ataribox pre-orders will open on December 14 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The upcoming Linux-powered console by Atari, the Ataribox, will be up for pre-order later this week on December 14. The console is expected to cost around $250 and comes with AMD hardware. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:34:02 +0000 You can now order a reproduction Atari Centipede arcade cabinet for $90 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you were looking for something that might quench your nostalgia thirst, the newly revealed Replicade Centipede machine might be just the thing. The cabinet starts at $90 and ships in early 2018. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:34:01 +0000 Ataribox will be AMD-powered, Linux-based, and cost $250-$300 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Atari confirmed its return to the console market back in June, and today the company revealed that the upcoming Ataribox will be powered by an AMD CPU with Radeon graphics and will be Linux-based. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:08:01 +0000 Two "Retro" Atari 2600 gaming units coming in November <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you haven&#039;t been able to grab and SNES Classic or can&#039;t wait for the virtual console to arrive on Nintendo Switch, these nostalgic items could help scratch that old-school itch you may have. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Keefer) Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:40:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of the Speakerhat, Microsoft money, and Windows 10's Fall <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From nine-one-OnePlus and Android Wear wah-wah-waaahhh, to proof for porn, a new Glass, Qualcomm vs the world, and Windows 10 turning up the heat, it&#039;s our handy roundup of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:00:10 +0000 That Selfie Sombrero is so 2014 - what you need is Atari's new Speakerhat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Days after showing off its new games console, Atari has now unveiled the Speakerhat, &quot;a baseball-style cap with high-fidelity stereo speakers and microphone&quot;, which also includes a Multiplayer Mode. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:18:01 +0000 Atari reveals first pictures of its new Ataribox console <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Atari, which last made a console in 1993, has revealed the first pictures and some details of the Ataribox, a retro console that will offer classic games as well as new gaming content. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stergios Georgopoulos) Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:46:01 +0000 Atari CEO confirms that company is back in the console business with upcoming Ataribox <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As E3 2017 has come to a close, it appears that the Xbox One X wasn&#039;t the only console announced. Atari CEO Fred Chesnais has now confirmed that his company is indeed working on a new console. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:36:01 +0000 Activision's classic Pitfall! celebrates 35 years since its initial release <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, Activision&#039;s iconic title, Pitfall&#33;, for the Atari 2600 celebrates its 35th anniversary. It was originally released on April 20 in 1982 and has since spawned a few sequels on various platforms. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:30:01 +0000 This mechanical Pong coffee table can be yours for $1,100 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you&#039;ve ever wanted a piece of furniture that also featured a built-in game of Pong, look no further. While the original was digital, this version includes physical pieces that glide using magnets. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:48:02 +0000 Atari brings gaming classic RollerCoaster Tycoon to Android and iOS <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Atari says its new mobile game &quot;includes a mixture of authentic playability, depth of gameplay and unique graphical style of Chris Sawyer&#039;s original best-selling RollerCoaster Tycoon PC Games.&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:56:01 +0000 Atari brings 100 classic titles to the Xbox One with the Flashback collection <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Atari has just released 100 of its greatest gaming titles on the Xbox One. Users can grab the collection, broken into two volumes, and experience some childhood nostalgia for $40. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:52:01 +0000 Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison has left Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Farewell note confirms that Phil Harrison has officially stepped down as Corporate Vice President of Xbox in Europe. Harrison&#039;s replacement not yet named. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:06:01 +0000 'Atari: Game Over' documentary now available free on Xbox <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Find out why the Atari game fared so poorly decades ago, watch interviews and live events from the excavation of the site where the 30 year old games were found in this documentary, now available free <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:40:01 +0000 ET: The Extraterrestrial landfill documentary to premiere on Xbox Live this month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Find out why the Atari game fared so poorly decades ago, watch interviews and live events from the excavation of the site where the 30 year old games were found in this documentary, premiering soon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:30:01 +0000 "Worst video game in the world" heading to eBay auction after landfill discoveries <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Around half of the recovered E.T. Atari 2600 cartridges dug up earlier this year will now be heading to eBay in the coming weeks, giving you the chance to own a piece of &quot;the worst game&quot; in history. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:08:01 +0000 Atari focusing on gamified hardware which could set achievements in real life <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Atari is set to release gamified hardware and wearable technology as a part of a comeback strategy. According to T3, their products could &quot;gamify&quot; everyday tasks and reward users accordingly. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Phi Ha) Sat, 21 Jun 2014 20:19:06 +0000 Microsoft shows Saturday's Atari 'E.T' game dig in new video <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/163023145Atari 2012 logo.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released a new video showing the highlights of Satuday&#039;s landfill dig in New Mexico, which proved that Atari buried lots of unsold &quot;E.T.&quot; 2600 game cartridges in 1983. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:35:52 +0000 Microsoft's Atari 'E.T' landfill excavation event successful, game cartridges found <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/163023145Atari 2012 logo.png" alt="" /></div>An excavation of an old landfill in New Mexico to find evidence of millions of buried Atari 2600 &quot;E.T.&quot; game cartridges has been successful and will be part of an upcoming Microsoft Xbox documentary. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sat, 26 Apr 2014 20:19:59 +0000 Microsoft holding Atari 'E.T.' pre-dig party in New Mexico on Friday <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/163023145Atari 2012 logo.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft will hold an Atari 2600-themed free party Friday night in Alamogordo, New Mexico prior to Saturday&#039;s dig of the site where millions of &quot;E.T.&#039; games were buried. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:32:33 +0000 Microsoft's Atari "E.T." game cartridge excavation to be open to the public <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced that the April 26th excavation and filming of a New Mexico landfill with millions of buried Atari 2600 &quot;E.T&quot; game cartridges will be open to the public to attend. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:43:55 +0000 Xbox Entertainment Studios to show documentary on Atari's "E.T." game burial <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2047505134xbox-live-2013-icon-green.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced its Xbox Entertainment Studios will show a documentary series from the Lightbox production company, with the first doc to chronicle the burial of Atari&#039;s failed &quot;E.T.&quot; game. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:19:45 +0000 Microsoft's IE team giving Tokyo Game Show 2014 trip to one PAX Prime attendee <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/163023145Atari 2012 logo.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Internet Explorer team is giving PAX Prime attendees in Seattle a way to win a trip to the 2014 Tokyo Game Show by playing classic Atari games via IE11 and HTML5. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:51:54 +0000 Atari looking to sell off all of its assets in July <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/163023145Atari 2012 logo.png" alt="" /></div>Atari will try to sell off all of its assets, including the Atari brand name, in a number of separate auctions that will commence sometime in July. Atari is hoping to raise at least $22.2 million. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 23 May 2013 08:42:07 +0000 Google belatedly celebrates Atari's Breakout launch with Easter Egg <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/485818937google2_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google has a surprise for Atari Breakout fans. By going to Google&#039;s Image search you can access an Easter Egg that actually let you play Breakout with the search results. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 14 May 2013 07:46:01 +0000 Atari files for chapter 11 bankruptcy, wants away from its French connection <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/163023145Atari 2012 logo.png" alt="" /></div>Atari&#039;s US operations have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy with the hope that the company will be able to seperate itself from its French parent and will look to raise money using outside investors. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:23:34 +0000 Book review: Atari: Business is Fun <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/163023145Atari 2012 logo.png" alt="" /></div>Neowin glimpses into the Atari of the 1970s, a company markedly different to that which we know today. We try to discover just how fun business was as part of one of the main companies of the decade. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:53:34 +0000 Atari giving away cool Xbox 360 Atari 2600 case mod <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2028241989.png" alt="" /></div>Atari is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the launch of Pong by giving away a modified Xbox 360 that looks like an Atari 2600 console, complete with an attached LCD screen. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:58:33 +0000