Feb 11, 2006

Atari to return to the graveyard?

Everyone knows that the company, we are currently referring to as Atari, is not the real Atari. Not the Atari of 2600, ST, Falcon, Lynx and Jaguar fame (or infamy), not the ancient video gaming behemoth. Atari is just a name French gaming giant Infogrames bought some years ago... But still, what a name it is. And let's not forget that contemporary Atari was (among other things) the publisher of the radical and quite stunning Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy in the US), and was (is?) supposed to launch the retro console Atari Flashback 2.0 (for more info on Flashback and Flashback 2.0 take a look here).

Unfortunately, the currently European, formerly US, and always Japanese sounding company seems to be in trouble... again. After a financially disastrous 3rd quarter and huge losses, Atari has announced that the company's existence is in doubt. For more information visit the official Atari website, engadget or the very enlightening Yahoo!finance.

Consider the following picture a tribute to (surprise-surprise) Atari:

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  1. Hey Gnome - Hope the company doesn't fold!

  2. Yeah, I still need to try Indigo Profecy. Its always bad to see a game company close its doors...

  3. Try it, it's worth it mate!