The auction will take place over four days in July and comes after meetings with 180 potential buyers resulted in just 15 offers, none of which were deemed satisfactory. Atari now hopes that selling its franchises separately will maximise returns.
The release of Naughty Dog's The Last Of Us on June 14th is very nearly upon us, and to celebrate, we've teamed up with Access and GAME to put on a huge live event in East London on Friday, May 24th.
All the tickets have been snapped up by competition winners, but we're going to bring the experience to your computer screen via the magic of livestream, and want you to join us. There will be unseen gameplay revealed with live commentary from the developers, exclusive interviews with Naughty Dog and actress Ashley Johnson, a look at the forthcoming demo, plus a live Q&A which you can submit questions to via Twitter as it happens.
We'll also be giving away a bunch of The Last Of Us and Sony merchandise so make sure you tune in to this unmissable event!
Yesterday we revealed the results of a poll run by IGN UK, which asked IGN readers about what they’d like to see at the next-gen Xbox reveal event. Microsoft effectively did the opposite of what respondents told us, focusing on the system as the entertainment centre of the home, as opposed to a gaming device.
Now, to be fair, E3 is only weeks away, so Microsoft may well have simply made the decision to save all its big gaming guns for that event and get the, erm, less interesting stuff out of the way first. Regardless, first impressions count, and it seems the reveal has left a sour taste in the mouths of IGN’s audience, at least if the 76,000 people that voted in our follow-up poll are anything to go by.