Atari not dead, playing with Steam

Phil Harrison Atari, recent owner of a certain Phil Harrison, has just joined the ranks of the Steam army. Steam (for those living under rocks) is an online distribution outlet for PC games. Rather than purchasing a game from the store, Steam offers a legal way for you to download it directly to your computer.

Atari is the latest publisher to start distributing their games via Steam following Activision, Take-Two, and a ton of independents just trying to get their games in the hands of anyone who will buy.

Nine Atari games launched yesterday on the service including Indigo Prophecy, a game that sits on my shelf next to Psychonauts and Crimson Skies, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, and Atari 80 Classics in 1, because what would an Atari release be without cashing in on their glory days. You can also look foreword to getting Neverwiner Nights 2 and The Witcher in the upcoming weeks.

I’m hoping people download. Atari really needs the money. They have to pay for Phil’s head waxing, as well as keep their company afloat.

[via Steam]


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