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Donny Clay on Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

By Spencer . October 31, 2007 . 4:46pm

In just a few weeks Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is going to arrive in North America. I played a bit of it back at E3 and I was plesently surprised how motion control was implemented in the game. Then I found out it had online play and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 […]

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Mutant Storm Empire this week on Xbox Live, N+ in the future

By Spencer . October 29, 2007 . 10:10am

Only one game this week is coming out on Wednesday and it is Mutant Storm Empire. There isn’t much of story behind it, but there is plenty of overhead shooting split between sixteen levels. Two players can team up locally or over Xbox Live on Halloween for 800 Microsoft Points ($10).   Also take a […]

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Godzilla stomps its way to the Playstation 2

By Spencer . September 12, 2007 . 4:04pm

Atari sent over an e-mail to let us know Godzilla Unleashed is going multiplatform. Besides the Wii and DS games a Playstation 2 version is in development, which will come out this fall. If you’re a mega Godzilla fan take note that the PS2 release has exclusive monsters.   A PS2 port is a no […]

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DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Wi-Fi versus disc fusion

By Spencer . September 5, 2007 . 6:13am

The Wii version of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 ventures where few Wii titles go, online. When you set up online match you can use a stock version of Goku or you can use any of the custom characters you trained in the single player mode. The menu also reveals that there is a […]

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Atari Classics evolved on the PSP

By Spencer . August 21, 2007 . 12:58pm

We mentioned this before as a rumor, now we have news from Atari that a PSP compilation of Atari games is set to come out this fall. Eleven of the games will have an “evolved” edition which has the same gameplay, but new graphics. These games have an evolved and original version on the UMD […]

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The Atari 2600, almost as good as gold

By Spencer . August 15, 2007 . 2:23am

The origin of this special edition Atari 2600 are unknown, even to the person holding the auction. Although s/he speculates that the gold plated Atari may have been a milestone system to celebrate the ten millionth sold console. I doubt we will ever discover the story behind the one-of-a-kind Atari, but it is a representation […]

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Asterix going to the (virtual) Olympics too

By Spencer . July 19, 2007 . 12:40pm

As if one game based on the 2008 Olympics wasn’t enough, Atari is throwing their hat in the ring with Asterix at the Olympic Games. The Playstation 2, Nintendo DS and Wii game is a movie tie in based on a live action Asterix film.   In Asterix at the Olympic Games players can choose […]

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Improved controls in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

By Spencer . July 19, 2007 . 3:16am

I wasn’t crazy about the motion controls in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2. The special move motions were simply moving the remote off screen, nothing like the demonstration videos where kids mimicked the Kamehameha motions. The other problem with it was overly complex for newcomers. Shaking the remote, pressing buttons and keeping the remote […]

Post 5532

Impressions of Jenga on the Wii

By Spencer . July 19, 2007 . 1:00am

Let’s forget about how strange it is to play a virtual game of Jenga for a second because Atari’s rendition on the Wii has some interesting ideas. You start playing by moving the cursor over a block and then you press B to select it. Once the piece is highlighted you draw the remote back […]

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Retro Revival? Atari Classics coming to the PSP?

By Spencer . July 8, 2007 . 12:44pm

Atari has been frequently re-releasing classics from their vault, but a compilation has yet to appear on the PSP. According to Gamefly, Atari Classics is in development and it is likely a bundle of retro Atari games in one package. Since the game hasn't been officially announced we do not know if there are any […]

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Atari’s secret weapon? Jenga on the DS and Wii

By Spencer . July 6, 2007 . 12:42pm

  This November Atari is going to bring Jenga out for the Nintendo DS and Wii. Atomic Planet created Jackie Chan Adventures and is probably best known for handling the work on Mega Man: Anniversary Collection is developing the game. So how are you going to grab virtual wooden blocks?   Players of the Wii […]

Post 5174

Atari and horse racing go hand in hand?

By Spencer . July 2, 2007 . 10:14am

Poor Atari, barely surviving on licensed properties and retro remakes. The latest license to join the Atari family is the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the umbrella license to make official equestrian sport games. How does Atari feel about this?   “Atari is very proud to have won this license, something the FEI have not awarded before […]

Post 5173

Missile Command on Xbox Live Arcade this week

By Spencer . July 2, 2007 . 9:16am

A 3D remake of Missile Command is the sole Xbox Live Arcade release and it comes out on July 4. The enhanced Missile Command replaces the empty black background in the Atari game with a rendered sky and there are cities on the bottom of the screen instead of purple blocks. Also included in the […]

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Atari’s Earthworm Jim project is in stasis

By Spencer . June 19, 2007 . 11:45am

Thanks to the skillful reporting of Andrew Yoon from PSP Fanboy, it is widely known that Atari quietly put Earthworm Jim for the PSP “on hold”. Atari released screenshots of Earthworm Jim at last year’s E3 and it was supposed to come out in 2007. Fans were generally excited about the Earthworm Jim revival, which […]

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New characters in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

By Spencer . June 10, 2007 . 9:05pm

  Atari’s Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 doesn’t look that much different from number two or for that matter Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 1. Besides changing up the motion control for the Wii release Atari is adding in a handful of new characters for DBZ fans and here is a look at a […]

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