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The Witcher 3 has sold over 50M copies: legendary saga among the best-selling games of all time

CD Projekt Red has announced the lastest sales figure for The Wither 3, and it’s a big number. According to the studio, the game has sold over 50 million copies worldwide, making it the ninth best-selling game of all time behind Red Dead Redemption 2. Minecraft is at the top of the list, with over 238 million sold as of the last count. Become Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer for hire taking on the greatest contract of your life- tracking down the Child of Prophecy. A figure for The Witcher Trilogy was also shared by CDP. According to the…

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Alone In The Dark comes out this October, stars Jodie Comer and David Harbour

Survival horror reboot Alone In The Dark is coming out on October 25th, publisher THQ announced last night. This new game reimagines the haunted Derceto Manor from the 1992 original, this time with a fancier coat of paint, a third-person camera view, and some famous faces. And if you’d like an early teaser of what’s in store, there’s a free prologue chapter available now, letting you explore a slice of the Southern Gothic mansion. Read more

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Now you can play Doom over teletext

Add another one to the list of weird and delightful ways to play ye olde Doom: teletext. A new mod converts Doom to a teletext signal, letting you play the seminal shooter rendered in blocky teletext art on a telly. You can even control it with your TV remote. Have a look in the video below! I really, really like the smiley face replacing Doomguy’s gurn. Read more

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Nightdive Studios’ output and future projects will not be effected by Atari acquisition

In the first interview since the news last night, Nightdives’ director of Business breaks down the Atari deal. In the first interview following last night’s breaking news that Atari would be acquiring Nightdive Studios, Nightdive’s director of Business Development sat down and spoke to us about how this will affect the future of the retro-remaster studio. In short, it shouldn’t impact the output of the studio at all. “Part of the raison d’etre behind the deal was that Atari’s vision for Nightdive is: ‘we want you guys to keep on doing what you have been doing, only do more of…

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You can now buy Google Stadia’s infamous and ironic GDC exhibit

Google Stadia is officially dead, and now you can buy the official exhibit items that paired the platform with notorious failures such as the Dreamcast and Nintendo Power Glove. For some reason, back at the Games Developer Conference in 2019, Google decided to put on a small exhibit that featured the E.T. game for Atari, the Sega Dreamcast, and the Nintendo Power Glove. The exhibit was meant to tease the Stadia, Google’s cloud-based platform, but the through line of these three icons of gaming is that they were all notable failures. And now, you can own these very items, with…

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Lego’s Atari 2600 is a brilliant bit of weaponized nostalgia – and we need a Sega console next

Lego’s latest build aimed at older fans is designed to stoke the fandom and memories of 90s kids – and despite some superfluous inclusions, it’s a great set. It’s now official, and irrefutable: Lego is no longer just for children. This has always been the case, of course, but in recent years the company itself has started to embrace this fact. First there was ‘Creator Expert’, a line of larger, more complicated and expensive sets. Then came adult-driven packaging, signaled by sleek black boxes and a marketing campaign that gleefully declares ‘Adults Welcome’. Like a lot of the best kids’…

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Atari co-founder joins Sheffield-based esports business Semper Fortis ahead of stock exchange float, aims to ‘strengthen esports in the UK’ after picking up UK Rocket League team

Semper Fortis Esports PLC, an emerging esports business based in Sheffield, UK, has Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell (pictured) on board as a non-executive director. The company said it will create and manage pro teams, work on projects with orgs, players and celebrities, offer consultancy services, run an accelerator programme for esports and gaming entrepreneurs, as well as bolster the industry through technologies including AR, VR, machine learning, blockchain and data analytics. It has already signed its first esports team, UK Rocket League focused side Top Blokes, who announced the investment last month but did not name Semper Fortis as the…

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A History Of Shareware, Demos And Covertapes

Back before YouTube and Twitch and always online DRM, developers needed more effective ways of marketing than just relying on word of mouth. This resulted in shareware, demos and demo discs, free slices of playable content that spawned one of the most interesting phases in the gaming.

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Arcade1Up is bringing out Killer Instinct, X-Men and Dragon’s Lair machines

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:02 GMT Company is also paying tribute to classic releases from Capcom, Bandai and Atari.Cabinet maker Arcade1Up has revealed the latest retro games to receive their own machines.The firm is making a Killer Instinct cabinet that includes both Rare’s 1994 original game – obviously not the more modern 2013 version featured in the video above, get real – but also its sequel and the arcade version of Battletoads. Meanwhile, an X-Men cabinet comes with the 4 Player version of the 1992 arcade release, as well as Captain America and the Avengers, and The…

The Atari Hotel plans are ludicrous

The Atari you knew and loved is long-dead, and perhaps one day you might sleep inside its corpse. The company currently wearing the skin of Atari have licensed the name to people wishing to build Atari Hotels, who recently revealed their big dreams for sleep-in mausoleums in Las Vegas and Phoenix. They are: big. They are: flashy. They are: absurd. They are also far from open, so don’t go packing your copy of Ready Player One in your Atari-branded backpack with your Pong pyjamas and Centipede toothbrush just yet. (more…)