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Atari U.S. files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy


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#1 OFFLINE   Cholly

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

The U.S. operation of Atari wants to break away from Infogrames and pursue development of mobile games.e
http://www.cbsnews.c...-11-bankruptcy/

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

Yeah I read something like that on Facebook. Sad.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Good ole Atari. I still have my old trusty Atari ST1040, which still works like a champ.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

Does it still play Star Raiders?
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:56 PM

Does it still play Star Raiders?


That was one of their better games.

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#6 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

That was one of their better games.


Think I played alot of Combat and PAC-Man when I was growing up.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

Nothing really sad here. Atari really went bankrupt many years ago.

The company that now wields their products just bought the rights to use the name after the original Atari went belly-up and was split into pieces long ago... that was the sad time for me... this is nothing.

Like when CompUSA and Circuit City went bankrupt and that company that owns TigerDirect bought the rights to their names and Web domains... same thing. It wouldn't be sad to lose those companies again, because they are already gone.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

Sierra was a big one for me. There was a time when Sierra dominated computer gaming, especially the RPG side.
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Hmm. Just made me think of Quest for Glory and Betrayal at Krondor. BoK being one of my favorite of all time. :grin: RPG's have went to the crapper compared to their heyday :mad:

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

I bought an Atari Pong for about $1,200 back in 1972. Two screwy things about it.

1. The paddles didn't go to the bottom of the screen.

2. The net could not be pulled to the middle of the screen.

Both of those were due to engineering boo-boos. The paddle didn't go to the bottom of the screen because its placement was determined by some 555 counter circuit that didn't allow for the forward drop of half a volt across a diode in the circuit, and the net line was off center because they counted the pixel distance from the wrong edge of the horizontal blanking pulse. There was an independent engineering company in Hingham, Massachusetts that remedied both of those problems for me and for others.

Edited by AntAltMike, 23 January 2013 - 12:05 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

Atari is still in business?
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:31 PM

It's a shadow of its former self. This part is what used to be GT Interactive, then Infogrames like Cholly mentioned, then Atari.

Of course Nolan Bushnell, the founder left, or was forced out, and founded Chuck E. Cheese.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

Didn't Atari have something to do with the NWN series too?




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