TGS News

Atari Crosses The Streams
Posted By: Raymond Padilla - Thursday, October 30, 2008 7:03 AM

Variety has reported that Atari has picked up the rights to Ghostbusters and Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. The former is slated for a summer 2009 release to coincide with the movie's 25th anniversary, while the latter is set for a spring 2009 launch. Variety's Ben Fritz writes:

"Deal is one of the most significant for Atari since it came back from the brink of bankruptcy earlier this year by securing new capital funds and recruiting an experienced team of videogame execs."

It's not surprising that these games, both of which sport high-profile licenses, found a new home. What's surprising is that they ended up with Atari. Ex-Sony executive and current Atari president Phil Harrison has indicated that the company would focus on online and social gaming experiences. Picking up two traditional console titles doesn't really fit into that strategy. That said, Harrison is a very smart and very tall (and very bald) man. He has a distinguished history as a videogame exec and knows what he's doing.


Atari Making 'Ghostbusters' Game?
Posted By: John Manalang - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 8:12 AM

The next-gen video game debut of Ghostbusters could be in the hands of Atari. Actor Dan Aykroyd, who starred in the Ghostbusters films, said that the video game is "a year away" from being released under the Atari name during his interview with Dallas radio station 105.3 KLLI.

The fate of Ghostbusters' debut was shaken earlier this year. The title is being developed for the PS3, PS2, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, DS and PC platforms.


'Alone In The Dark: Inferno' Trailer
Posted By: John Manalang - Friday, October 10, 2008 12:55 PM

Atari brings in the latest trailer for their upcoming adventure title for the Playstation 3, Alone in the Dark: Inferno.

This remake's not just a straight port of the  previously released Xbox 360, Wii, PS2 and PC versions as Atari adjusted a few gameplay mechanics to ensure the title's quality. PS3 owners who have already mastered Konami's latest Silent Hill: Homecoming title, make sure you check this one out when it arrives this November 18.