Atari U.S. operation files for bankruptcy

The U.S. operations of iconic but long-troubled video game maker Atari have filed for bankruptcy in an effort to break free from their debt-laden French parent.

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Y_51501951d ago

Who cares about Atari nowadays?

Y_51501951d ago

I know that. I wasn't referring about anything in the past. What about now? Last thing I played from Atari was the Godzilla games on the Gamecube.

Godmars2901951d ago

Respect the roots which repeat themselves?

Nevermind that just by the opening statement the - former? - American company is trying to get out from under it foreign owners.

SilentNegotiator1951d ago (Edited 1951d ago )

Article, people. Read it.

They're filing for bankruptcy simply to break from the french company that controls it. They only have 40 employees and may emerge with little to no debt.

It's really irrelevant what you think of Atari or if you think we need to have respect for the husk of a once-great ancient company. BTW, you do NOT have to respect a burn-out company because they created one of the first home consoles (also Pong was a ripoff of a magnavox system, if you didn't know).

savaroth1951d ago

The Atari 2600 was a great console. Post like "pong was ripped" do not show much insight.
Atari had great games in the day. Q-bert, Missile Command, River Raid, Phoenix, centipede, jungle hunt, Rampage, just to name a few.

Having said that todays Atari has little to do with those games and even back in the 70's an 80's the best games were made by Activision.

Just like Sega used to be a great company, so was Atari. Both were mostly destroyed by bad management.

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admiralvic1951d ago

No need to be an ***... even if the company is making games you don't like or even shovel ware, this could mean a LOT of people are going to be unemployed. You could at least pretend to care about those people...

SilentNegotiator1951d ago

It's 40 people. And it sounds like none of them are actually losing their jobs.

ATi_Elite1951d ago (Edited 1951d ago )

Atari is So friggin DEAD!

They really revolutionized gaming but had No vision on how to push forward like Nintendo SOny MS and all the PC Devs!

So I guess they are just making some Money by trotting out Atari 2600 Classics every chance they get. Atari needs to shed the French Debt and develope Solid Modern games for Sony/MS/PC/Mobile

Starcraft 2 generates more money in a 14 days than Atari does all year and now we have a Large generation of Gamers who have Never ever even seen an Atari console let alone plyed on an Arcade machine so Atari needs to change with the times.

Godmars2901951d ago

They made a remake of Yar's Revenge.

If you don't remember it on PSN/XBL, the demo, then say they should still be making games.

DeadlyFire1950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

They do publish the Witcher series and likely Cyberpunk 2077 if they exist when its released.

I see that as their main reason for existing in the past year or so. As they have not put much else on the market that I can remmeber.

level 3601951d ago (Edited 1951d ago )

Atari simply forgot to move forward thus this is the consequence of their humongous mistake.

PhillipSantanaMusic1951d ago

its an icon and unfortunately some icons do fizzle out but i hope they build up and do some good things.


Relientk771951d ago

:-/ Atari is amazing

I still game on the Atari 2600 every now and again

the first video game system I ever played

BanBrother1951d ago

Oh god, please. Your making me think of sorting out the crap in the garage. I have like 3 or 4 of them in a box somewhere, have been for years. Don't know which ones work, just that cords are freaking everywhere.

Might give it a shot this weekend. Sad to see any company file for bankruptcy, although in this case it looks as though it was necessary.

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