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# 111
12-09-2008, 06:32 PM
2010?!?! crap!!
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# 112
12-09-2008, 06:46 PM
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One Joystick and the Keypad from Star Raiders is all you'll need for the game then.
That is funny.

I used to have Star Raiders and the keypad. Loved it. lol
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# 113
12-09-2008, 07:01 PM
http://www.massively.com/2008/12/09/...-announcement/

this should be a post on the sto website if its legit. It definitely eased my mind
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# 114
12-09-2008, 07:01 PM
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IGN's report: http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/18350/...yptic-Studios/

Infogrames has worked with CBS in the past: http://www.prnewswire.com.au/cgi-bin...1495909&EDATE=

2004 rumor: VIACOM to purchase Infogrames?: http://www.alacrastore.com/deal-snap...ment_SA-391024

IF Viacom purchases Infogrames...( http://www.alacrastore.com/deal-snap...ment_SA-391024 )STAR TREK RETURNS HOME. Star Trek would be totally back under the control and development of Viacom. Which is what many people said Viacom should have done when this started...buy a game developer and hold Star Trek fo themselves if it were considering a TV Show/MMO tie-in.

What's Viacom's Game?: http://www.mcvuk.com/interviews/229/Whats-Viacoms-game

related/un-related?iCaprio To Take On Atari Story. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4198903.shtml

Atari & EVE Online Partnership; Tuesday, November 11, 2008
MMORPG news: Eve online goes retail; Atari exclusively

Atari and CCP, one of the world's leading independent game developers, today announced a partnership which will see Atari exclusively distribute boxed versions of CCP's award winning PC MMOG, EVE Online. The game will be available in retail outlets in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions beginning March 2009. In addition, Atari will provide trade marketing services to augment CCP's consumer marketing initiatives for EVE Online. http://reinouttebrake.blogspot.com/2...1_archive.html
read those links sounds like to me hostile take over from infogames / atari to cryptic to cut out the compition and to secure profit margines in investments that infogames / atari have made with other products due to the fact cryptic was producing good game quality, good gaming engine that cut r&d time to finished product that means lower cost in development and higher returns in online subscriptions and product purchase.
looks like to me there taking alot from cryptic and give little back.
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# 115
12-09-2008, 07:10 PM
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looks like to me there taking alot from cryptic and give little back.
well cryptic get's 26 million dollars and well that's good and all ,but if the games don't do well atari will fire a bunch of people or transfer people too other projects and eventually close cryptics doors.....which means cryptic basically would have to start over from scratch....... they got that going for um.

but who knows maybe this will be the first time in like never that something like this works out...

i mean bungie is still with microsoft right?
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# 116
12-09-2008, 07:20 PM
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well cryptic get's 26 million dollars and well that's good and all ,but if the games don't do well infogames will fire a bunch of people or transfer people too other projects and eventually close cryptics doors.....which means cryptic basically would have to start over from scratch....... they got that going for um.

but who knows maybe this will be the first time in like never that something like this works out
star over can't see that they sold there rights to there gaming engine.
and in the articals on the net thats a major topic talked about how infogames / atari was impressed with that gaming engine.

but who knows maybe this is just me crying wolf and getting worried for nothing.
time will tell.
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# 117
12-09-2008, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by callsign11b View Post
star over can't see that they sold there rights to there gaming engine.
and in the articals on the net thats a major topic talked about how infogames / atari was impressed with that gaming engine.

but who knows maybe this is just me crying wolf and getting worried for nothing.
time will tell.
usually when a company buys out another ya get everything lock stock and barrel ....including engine

yeah atari has got the coh engine now ...if cryptic shuts down they would have to make a new one

raven software"back when they where partnered with id"
didnt have game engines to work with, all the products they make they have to pay the rights for usage of the engine it self ....and they have made alot of games

in the long run cryptic kinda shot themselves in the foot...

thing is atari was impressed with the engine and regardless of how the products cryptic makes fair out ...atari will have the engine and in the future they can make anything they want outta it....heck they could lease the engine itself and make money off it
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# 118
12-09-2008, 07:35 PM
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I don't think Atari published LOTRO. Turbine and Atari worked on D&D online.
Atari was contracted for distribution in AUS/NZ.
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# 119
12-09-2008, 07:43 PM
read these and then let me know .
http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/18350/...yptic-Studios/

http://www.prnewswire.com.au/cgi-bin...1495909&EDATE=


David Gardner, CEO of Infogrames, said: “The acquisition of Cryptic Studios brings to Infogrames an outstanding creative organisation, with a proven track-record of success in the fast-growing MMO category

I am impressed with the tools and technology that Cryptic has developed to make MMOs less expensive to build
Cryptic's toolset they have a proven way of cutting average production costs in half. This is exactly the type of company we wanted to acquire in order to build Atari for the 21st century
John Needham, Chief Executive Officer of Cryptic Studios I am committed to helping Atari grow into a leading online game company

This transaction is expected to create value for shareholders, with a view to:


significantly contribute to Infogrames’ revenues due to new games and a recurring revenue, subscription and micro transaction based business model;
reduce development risks for future online games developed internally and improve margins due to the low cost structure of the Cryptic engine’s technology and tools;
improve Infogrames’ sales to R&D ratio as Cryptic Studios is known for delivering on-time, on-budget, profitable titles and avoid significant investment to build this activity;
enable the rapid and efficient integration of Cryptic and Atari as both entities are highly complementary;
shift the business model from traditional publishing to a higher margin online business mode
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# 120
12-09-2008, 07:47 PM
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Cryptic's toolset they have a proven way of cutting average production costs in half. This is exactly the type of company we wanted to acquire in order to build Atari for the 21st century
notice that phrase?

Quote:
Originally Posted by callsign11b View Post
reduce development risks for future online games developed internally and improve margins due to the low cost structure of the Cryptic engine’s technology and tools;
improve Infogrames’ sales to R&D ratio as Cryptic Studios is known for delivering on-time, on-budget, profitable titles and avoid significant investment to build this activity;
enable the rapid and efficient integration of Cryptic and Atari as both entities are highly complementary;
shift the business model from traditional publishing to a higher margin online business mode
and this one
what they bout was cryptic reputation and now they have there tools ...if the games tank ...they still have the tools for future projects ..now made cheap and easy
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