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# 1 ATARI Bankruptcy
01-21-2013, 06:23 AM
this game is doing very well but the old master not so

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21124214
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# 2
01-21-2013, 06:28 AM
All I can really say is lol.
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# 3 ATARI Bankruptcy
01-21-2013, 07:01 AM
Isn't everyone glad we got off this Titanic?

http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/21/ata...gaming-assets/
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Silly Rabbit, the Devs don't play the game. That's why they have no idea about the problems.
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# 4
01-21-2013, 07:08 AM
This has been a LONG time coming. Atari is a long history of short sighted decisions, and letting Infogrames wear their skin to cover up an even worse company with an air of false nostalgia was the biggest one. Not funding the ongoing development of their MMOs was another, and their late game switch to cheap mobile games was another. That last one won't quite have the time to bite them, though, since they'll probably be gone before the console-level Android systems hit the market.

Anyone nostalgic for the Atari they knew, that company's been gone ever since the Jaguar and Lynx flopped. This is just another company using its name. No tears need be shed.
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# 5
01-21-2013, 07:11 AM
Totally agree. I don't think I was aware of a single profitable business or game they were running. Good riddance, I suppose.

I admit I was no fan of PWE when this transition happened, and I still think STO is monetizing for the worse (at least in the long term, as big ticket store purchases are drying up quickly), but at least the lights are still on so Cryptic deserves some credit for that.
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Silly Rabbit, the Devs don't play the game. That's why they have no idea about the problems.
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# 6
01-21-2013, 07:37 AM
Before this news I thought they were already long gone or sucked in to one of the giants.
I will remember them for (besides Pong) Rollercoaster Tycoon and the famous logo.
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# 7
01-21-2013, 07:44 AM
Goodbye and good riddance, oh and Atari, can I haz ya stuff?
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# 8
01-21-2013, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by hevach View Post
This has been a LONG time coming. Atari is a long history of short sighted decisions, and letting Infogrames wear their skin to cover up an even worse company with an air of false nostalgia was the biggest one.
Atari was long defunt before Infogrames acquired the name as they got it when they acquired Hasbro Interactive.

Atari was long been a corpse, well before Infogrames.


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From what I understand, Atari still owns them.
They dont ... D&D rights belong to Hasbro as they acquired then long with Wizard of the Coast that in turn had acquired TSR before that that originally own then.

Last I heard about Hasbro was not even willing to allow Atari rights to expire and was trying as hard as possible to terminate their agreement and that happened last year as I just checked.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/3...p#.UP4XBGdZ1vQ
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# 9
01-21-2013, 05:41 PM
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Isn't everyone glad we got off this Titanic?

http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/21/ata...gaming-assets/
Sure. Now the question becomes how long can we tread water?
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# 10
01-21-2013, 06:21 PM
A valid question. STO is quickly running out of monetization options now that we're at saturation point on ships. I don't know what the plan is for more big-ticket items and the playerbase is rejecting the crappy ZEN -> dil exchange rates.
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Silly Rabbit, the Devs don't play the game. That's why they have no idea about the problems.
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