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Atari to Bring Games to Steam

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Have you PC gamers been waiting to get in on some of that Atari goodness via your Steam accounts? Well, it looks like they will be bringing some of their classics to Steam including a few of their Tycoon games. Whoo hoo!

ATARI, INC. LOGS ON TO STEAM
Legendary Publisher Launches with ArmA: Combat OperationsT, Roller Coaster TycoonR 3 and more
 
March 12, 2008- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world’s most recognized brands and a third-party video game publisher and distributor, and Valve today announced an agreement to bring a variety of PC games from the Atari catalog to Steam, a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC games and digital content with over 15 million accounts around the world.
 
Starting today, gamers in North America may add the following Atari titles to their Steam games library:
 
Act of War: Direct ActionT – a real-time strategy experience that puts players squarely in control of counterterrorist forces and delivers a first look at tomorrow’s war.
Act of War: High TreasonT – an ultra-realistic modern military real-time strategy game.
ArmA: Combat OperationsT – a first person tactical military shooter with large elements of realism and simulation.
AtariR 80 Classics in 1 – the ultimate collection of the original games that inspired generations of gamers.
Death to Spies – third-person stealth action game that immerses the player into the atmosphere of World War II military intelligence operations.
DesperadosR 2: Cooper’s Revenge – an RTS set in a thrilling Western atmosphere.
Indigo ProphecyR – a thrilling supernatural mystery adventure game.
RollerCoaster TycoonR 3: Platinum – combines the roller coaster theme park fun of the Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 with included expansion packs Soaked! and Wild!
Tycoon CityT: New York – a tycoon simulation game set in one of America’s most exciting metropolises.
In the coming weeks, The WitcherR, the award winning RPG of 2007, Neverwinter NightsT 2 and the expansion pack NeverWinter NightsT 2: Mask of the Betrayer – the sequel to one of the best-selling and genre-defining role-playing games ever – will also be added to Atari’s Steam lineup.
 
“Atari is excited to team up with Steam and deliver great games through a digital platform that our fans have asked for,” said Nizzi Renaud, Vice President of Online Entertainment, Atari, Inc. “We look forward to making an extensive collection of games, across many genres, available to Steam’s extensive, globally-connected community.”
 
“We’re proud to welcome to Steam a company that has become synonymous with video games,” said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve. “Atari cemented video games into the consciousness of modern culture and continues to produce a unique mix of games that appeal to a variety of audiences, as represented by the line-up heading to Steam.”
 
For more information and pricing, please visit www.steamgames.com.
 
About Steam
The leading online platform for PC games and digital entertainment, Steam delivers new releases and online services to over 15 million PC users around the world. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com
 
About Atari, Inc.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) is a third-party publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software in the U.S.  The Company’s 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining franchises such as Test DriveR and mass-market and children’s franchises such as Dragon Ball ZR. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext – ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe.  For more information, visit www.atari.com.
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