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2008-12-02 09:00:00

- Award Winning, Million-selling Role-playing Franchise Coming to Consoles with Thrilling New Dynamic Combat, State of the Art Visuals and Unparalleled Story - NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the ATARI LIVE showcase event in London today, Atari and CD Projekt RED announced plans for the global release of The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf on PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in autumn 2009. Based...

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2008-11-07 09:05:00

Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, announced today the addition of the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: The Video Game to its 2009 release schedule. Working closely with Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and acclaimed development studio Terminal Reality, Atari will bring this completely new story to advanced gaming platforms coinciding with the 25th anniversary celebration of the film's original theatrical release. Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the...

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2008-10-30 06:45:00

Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, today announced that first person shooter The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is joining its 2009 publishing and distribution line up. In conjunction with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group, Tigon Studios and acclaimed developer Starbreeze Studios, Atari is bringing the franchise to the new generation of consoles for the first time packed with thrilling new adventures. The highly anticipated title is...

2005-11-15 19:10:59

LOS ANGELES -- Sony Computer Entertainment America's third-person shooter "SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs" was the best-selling video game in the United States in October, market research firm NPD Group said on Tuesday. Electronic Arts Inc. had the second and third most popular games with sports titles "NBA Live 06" and "Madden NFL 06." The top three sellers were all for play on Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 2 console, according to NPD, which tracks sales of software and other retail products. The...


Latest Atari, Inc. Reference Libraries

Atari 5200
2013-03-26 12:10:52

The Atari 5200 is a video game system that is manufactured by Atari Inc., and was introduced in 1982. It was the successor to the Atari 2600, but did not do as well commercially, mainly from its incompatibility with the 2600’s library of games. In 1983, two port models were released along with an adapter to allow the 5200 to play all 2600 games. On May 21, 1984 Atari released the Atari 7800 and discontinued production of the 5200. Atari released the 400/800 computers to compete with...

Atari 2600
2013-03-15 11:53:09

Image Caption: An Atari 2600 four-switch "wood veneer" version, dating from 1980-1982. Shown with standard joystick. Credit: Evan-Amos/Wikipedia The Atari 2600, originally named VCS, was released in October 1977 by Atari Inc. It is a video game console using cartridges for game play instead of having the software built into the system. In 1978 only 550,000 units were sold out 0f 800,000 that were manufactured. Once the public realized pong was not the only video game to play, enthusiasm...

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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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