Steam's Latest Survival Game Comes From An Unexpected Place

In the near future, Atari will be launching one hell of a reinvention of the arcade classic Asteroids. The company just announced Asteroids: Outpost will be a multiplayer-focused survival game for PC that's launched through Steam's Early Access program. That's a surprise. » 2/10/15 5:30pm 2/10/15 5:30pm

Your Favorite Atari Games Are Now Advertisements For Denny's

It's a dispiriting law of nature, but everything in pop culture eventually grows old and starts to lose its edge. Thankfully, corporate sponsors are always ready to step up and put a stop to this uncontrollable slide towards obsolescence. That, or just make it worse. » 7/01/14 3:00pm 7/01/14 3:00pm

Video Game Movies Don't Get Much Better Than This

Asteroids: The Movie is only three minutes long, but it's better than any video game movie in theaters, if only for the moment at the 2:00 mark that I won't spoil. Hope you're watching, Hollywood. » 8/19/13 1:00pm 8/19/13 1:00pm

Go Blow Up The New York Times' Website. It's Fun!

The New York Times wants you to destroy its recommended articles, its magazine cover art and even its ads. And it's using a an homage to classic arcade game Asteroids to let you do it. » 4/04/12 11:00am 4/04/12 11:00am

No Rage Quite Like Asteroids 'Roid Rage

We're back with a second episode of Retro Rumble » 2/24/12 11:40pm 2/24/12 11:40pm, where guys compete to get high scores in olllld (really old!) video games. This time around, they're playing , which is a good deal more colorless than you may have thought.

Massive Cluster of Reimagined Asteroids Headed Straight for Earth's…

Tomorrow Asteroid 2005 YU 55 will pass the Earth closer than the moon, a 1,312 foot chunk of rock slipping by a mere 201,000 miles away. For scientists it presents an excellent opportunity to study near-Earth objects. For Atari it's an opportunity to market their new free-to-play iOS game, Asteroids Gunner. » 11/07/11 5:20pm 11/07/11 5:20pm

Oh Well, Looks Like Rage Probably Ain't Happening

Oh don't worry, id's latest and greatest is still scheduled to come out next week; it's premise just got a little bit weaker, as NASA reveals there are fewer apocalypse-causing asteroids rocketing through space than we once thought. » 9/30/11 11:40am 9/30/11 11:40am

Emmerich Not Directing Asteroids Film, But he Liked the Script

Looks like rumors that Roland Emmerich, the director behind such films as Independence Day, The Patriot and The Day After Tomorrow, is set to direct an Asteroids movie, based on the video game may not be true. » 9/15/11 4:40pm 9/15/11 4:40pm

Princess Leia On The Wall, Asteroids On the Ceiling

A lovely shrine to things that were excellent in the 1980s, as seen on the Flickr page of Touch Arcade editor Blake Patterson. Cool computer room, Blake! » 11/16/10 11:20am 11/16/10 11:20am

Games Within Games: Making Asteroids, Final Fantasy and Metal Slug in…

Starcraft II looks to be an amazing game in its own right, but it's also an incredible tool for making your own games. » 7/21/10 1:30pm 7/21/10 1:30pm

Dress Your Family Room In Asteroids And Centipedes

Kitchen not Asteroids-referencing enough? Have a Centipede problem in your foyer, as in not enough Centipede stickers slathered upon your walls? Wall experts Blik and retro-game rights holders Atari can fix that right up. » 7/14/10 8:00pm 7/14/10 8:00pm

This Was Live-Action Asteroids, And Two Other Games

Gamers young and old dream of the possibility of being sucked into the world of their favorite video game. Over the Weekend I witnessed live action renditions of Atari classics Kaboom and Asteroids at the Come Out and Play Festival. » 6/08/10 12:00pm 6/08/10 12:00pm

The Penny Arcade Expo's Real Arcade

On the third floor of the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, visitors to the Penny Arcade Expo East get to visit an actual arcade, filled with free-to-play arcade cabinets and pinball machines, just like mother used to make. » 3/28/10 2:30pm 3/28/10 2:30pm

Negotiations Underway to Inflict Space Invaders Movie on Us All

Did you ever play Space Invaders and, while you were dodging and firing and shooting, make up a story about who was in the tank and wish you could someday see them in a movie? Yeah, I didn't either. » 3/02/10 8:30pm 3/02/10 8:30pm