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Topic: Video Games

Can Once-Famous Gaming Giant Atari Turn a New Generation on to Pong?

Reboots classics for online and mobile

Brands come and brands go, but only rarely does one dig its own grave. That’s exactly what Atari did 31 years ago. It was 1983, and so poor were the sales…

GameSpot Ranks Interest in Upcoming Video Games

New list tells marketers, publishers what's hot

To give brands, consumers and publishers more insight into which video games are being geeked out over, top gaming information site GameSpot will rank interest in upcoming games in real…

Machinima, Honda Fit Team Up for Street Fighter Bonus Round

Hadouken!

For fans of video game Street Fighter, one of the most gleeful moments of gameplay is when you get to let loose with your character on a generic vehicle during…

Ubisoft Enlists Smosh and Rob Dyrdek for Watch Dogs Hack Ad

Video game publisher works viral stars into strategy

Hacking used to be associated with geek culture, but Ubisoft wants to turn the activity mainstream with its newest game Watch Dogs. In its latest ad campaign, the video game publisher…

This Real-Time Game from Adventure Time's Creator Is the Best Thing on Twitter in Years

Tweet your Zork-like commands to Quest Attack

Just as the doubters were writing Twitter's obituary, animator and Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward had to go and show that the network can still have a few fun surprises…

Report: YouTube to Acquire Twitch for $1 Billion

Portal boasts 90-plus percent ad completion rate

Is YouTube making a play in the livestreamed video game world? It has offered to buy eSports streaming portal Twitch for more than $1 billion, according to a Variety report.…

Coke's Recyling-Themed Arcade Game Accepts Empty Bottles Instead of Money

Grey makes it fun to be eco-friendly

Would more people recycle if the process were actually fun? Coca-Cola and agency Grey Dhaka tried to answer that question by placing six "Happiness Arcade" machines around Dhaka, Bangladesh. But these…

Microsoft Creates a Surprisingly Amusing Game to Help Wean Us Off Windows XP

Evade IE6 icons and the dreaded Clippy

With millions of Windows XP users clinging desperately to the reliable but officially obsolete operating system, Microsoft has created a surprisingly fun new game to nudge us all into the…

Machinima Hires New CEO Chad Gutstein

Relax fanboys, the content you love is here to stay

Gaming entertainment portal Machinima has hired Chad E. Gutestein to head its online empire. Gutstein previously was the COO of cable network Ovation, a channel dedicated to the arts. Gutstein told…

This Trailer for Goat Simulator May Be the Weirdest Thing You Watch Today

A Dead Island parody, with way more goat

Self-described as a "small, broken and stupid game," Goat Simulator has already become a cult favorite of quirky gaming aficionados. And it isn't even out yet. Launching April 1 (unless it's…

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