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Atari Steams it up

Publisher announces it is to start piping titles through Valve's digital-distribution service.


Many industry heavyweights have made at least part of their catalogues available on Steam, including 2K Games, Activision, Eidos, id Software, Majesco, Rockstar, Sega, and THQ. Now, one more has joined their ranks.

Atari today announced that North American gamers will soon be able to log on to Steam and download the following titles: Act of War: Direct Action, Act of War: High Treason, ArmA: Combat Operations, Atari 80 Classics in 1, Death to Spies, Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge, Indigo Prophecy, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum, and Tycoon City: New York.

Atari's Steam lineup won't end there, with The Witcher, Neverwinter Nights 2, and its expansion pack, Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer, being made available to Steam users in the next few weeks. Nizzi Renaud, Atari's vice president of Online Entertainment said, "We look forward to making an extensive collection of games, across many genres, available to Steam's extensive, globally connected community."

While the publisher says its games are available now, Steam's site indicates otherwise with no sight of the aforementioned titles. Meanwhile, Sega's Football Manager 2008 (known as Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008 in the states) made its Steam debut on March 11.

Atari UK has yet to confirm if the catalogue will be made available outside the US and Canada.

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