Atari – Destructoid
[Missile Command: Recharged] makes for a wonderfully brisk arcade experience and acts as a template for how other retro arcade games should pursue a rebirth on mobile.
BladeRunner – Nightdive – The Hollywood Reporter
Nightdive Studios, known for restoring classic video games such as System Shock and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, has partnered with production company Alcon Entertainment to restore the 1997 point-and-click adventure title Blade Runner...[which] garnered critical praise and won the inaugural computer adventure game of the year at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Science's first DICE Awards.
Atari – Polygon
Atari is reviving Missile Command with a new game that the company calls 'a modern take' on the arcade classic for mobile devices. The launch of the game, called Missile Command: Recharged, coincides with this year’s 40th anniversary of the 1980 original.
ESPL – Venturebeat
Esports Players League is a new esports tournament and platform company. It plans to have a global footprint in 16 countries. While many esports organizations like ESL focus on PC and console, ESPL will devote much of its energy to mobile.
Ziggurat Interactive – CNET
For each classic game [Ziggurat Interactive] works with, we're doing more than just reworking it -- we're improving upon it in ways that are respectful to the original while preserving what the fans loved about it, and also boosting the 'awesome' of it for modern players.
Broken Lines – Kotaku
...without that sense of tension and dread there wouldn’t be the satisfaction at the end of jobs well done, either. And Broken Lines is able to deliver both of those feelings, the latter especially, in spades.
Atari- New York Times
Atari, the brand known for pioneering video games like Pong, Asteroids and RollerCoaster Tycoon, is taking its business in a new direction: hotels.
MAINGEAR – Forbes
It appears Maingear has taken their proven design approach mobile, collaborated with chip-giant Intel, and produced a brand-new gaming notebook – dubbed the Element – packed with some of the most powerful hardware currently available.
Broken Lines – Super – PCGamer
Broken Lines looks like XCOM mixed with Darkest Dungeons in an alt-history WW2.
The Vale – Game Informer
…there are always a handful of titles that stand out for being incredibly outside-of-the-box in their design and execution. This year, that short list includes The Vale, which is a game you can’t see at all. Developed by Falling Squirrel, the team consulted with The Canadian National Institute for the Blind and have created something quite unlike the vast majority of games out there.
[Outbuddies is] a proper fine achievement, and a game worthy of measuring against the mighty Metroid.
White Wolf Entertainment – Polygon
Vampire: The Masquerade is a tabletop role-playing game that has long been steeped in controversy. Since the first few editions were published in the early 1990s, the game has been criticized for its dark and erotic themes. Fans would say that detractors are simply missing the point.
World of Warships: Legends – IGN
World of Warships: Legends is officially coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2019, with an Alpha test coming this July.
PortaPlay considers Broken Lines a 'war noir' in some respects, focusing on the mental states of the soldiers as they navigate this familiar-but-different place, facing threats they’re not prepared to handle. It’s an intriguing setup, and I’m eager to give it a look-see later this year.
Gameforge – Eurogamer
Publisher Gameforge is now in control and will release Kingdom Under Fire 2 on PC in Europe and North America later this year…
MAINGEAR – Fox News
For gamers on the go, a backpack from MAINGEAR can hold all of their devices.
Able Gamers – Adaptive Controller – USA Today
Microsoft partnered with a number of organizations while developing the Adaptive Controller, including The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, SpecialEffect, Warfighter Engaged and Craig Hospital to help ensure the device was properly optimized.
Atari VCS – Vanity
Atari has created one of the most appealing set-top PCs I’ve ever seen.
Broken Lines – Shack News
Our original ambition was to make a game that had the core combat of Frozen Synapse, the accessibility and customization of XCOM, and the storytelling and atmosphere of Banner Saga -- or as we jokingly called it: Company of Heroes for gamers who like to relax while they play.
The Hollywood Reporter – The Vale
‘[With The Vale] we are hoping to make a game that will satisfy members of the blind community who have been playing games all their lives, as well as those coming to games for the first time,’ says Falling Squirrel studio’s creative director David Evans.
MAINGEAR – CNET
[The MAINGEAR FORMA]...Best gaming chairs we’ve sat in for 2019…
HEADUP – TechRaptor
Spooky twin-stick shooter [Dead End Job] will finally be making its way to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
8 Circuit Studios – Forbes
It’s an incredibly ambitious concept that’s difficult to wrap our heads around, but game companies like 8 Circuit Studios -- comprised of industry veterans with a century of combined experience from Nintendo, Microsoft and Electronic Arts -- realize that a relatively new technology makes this possible: blockchain.
Atari – Entrepreneur
The idea is certainly unconventional, but Atari says the concept will connect with the public at a time when the market for gaming is exploding. Not only will the hotels provide Atari-themed lodging, but also lots of video gaming, including the latest VR and augmented reality experiences.
Long Beach Comic Con...will take over the Long Beach Convention Center...to house some of the amazing talents — from writers, artists, illustrators, publishers, cosplayers, and screen stars — behind your favorite comic books, TV shows, and films.
Atari – Fortune
At its height, Atari had 3,000 employees. It now consists of just 20 people, relying instead on a roster of contractors and strategic partners that includes AMD, Kingston, Arcade 1 Up, and others. The strategy has worked. According to Chesnais, Atari is officially in the black, and in its most recent earnings release, it reported a gross profit of $10.4 million.
HSEL – ESPN
The High School Esports League on Tuesday announced the playoff schedule for the Fall Majors, where teams from across North America are competing for a $30,000 college scholarship prize pool.
MageQuit – Gameinformer
Bowlcut Studios combines spell-drafting and frenetic spell slinging in MageQuit.
Atari – CNET
The new Atari VCS console is more than a retro game box.
Wargaming – Rolling Stone
A new three-part expansion for World of Tanks: War Stories, called 'Spoils of War,' is available now on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4, developer Wargaming announced today.
Aftercharge – PC Gamer
What I enjoy most from Aftercharge so far is how
each class ability encourages a wide range of both large
and small tactics without being overshadowed by an
overriding mechanic like Overwatch’s ultimates.
AbleGamers – Geek and Sundry
AbleGamers is also a thriving community of gamers
with and without disabilities working and playing
together to help improve the quality of life for people
with disabilities through the power of video games.
Atari Speakerhat – heavy
The Atari Speakerhat is shockingly comfortable, nondescript,
and absolutely suited for everyday wear. The word ‘premium’
was brandied about in the press materials, and that word fits.
It looks, feels, and wears like a regular, quality, sturdy baseball cap.
Liquid Sky – TIME
LiquidSky wants to use the cloud to
rethink everything about gaming.
LAMO – CNET
LAMO's first wave of vinyls are of Fortnite streamer Ninja and four other gaming influencers -- summit1g, LIRIK, TimTheTatman and Dr. DisRespect.
Gunpowder – toucharcade
Gunpowder is more than just a pretty face, and brings
with it physics-based puzzle gameplay that balances on
the fine line of accessible yet satisfying. 4 ½ out of 5 Stars!
ESL, a massive league for competitive gaming, is announcing
a new set of tools that the company is specifically marketing to
independent game developers. Called ESL Matchmaking, this tool can
quickly connect players or teams against one another for head-to-head matchups.
Ninja Gaiden worked in large part because it matched
its ruthless difficulty with fast, accurate controls, but
The Messenger puts even that 8-bit masterpiece to shame.
Atari is stepping back into the hardware business with
a new game console — its first in more than 20 years.
A Hat in Time
A Hat in Time is full of surprises, and, more importantly,
is a blast to play.
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