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Editorial: Atari Pulls Out of E3: Sony Pulling Strings?

GameStooge takes a look at Atari's choice to pull out of E3 2009, and notices Sony's hands all over the decision.

Excerpt: "It's a pretty bizarre decision for a company that has just been crawling out of oblivion, with its first strong lineup in probably over a decade. Why would it suddenly bury its games? It's a pretty strong indicator that Sony has a lot to do with the decision, after Atari sold EU publishing rights to them.

Let's examine this game by game..."

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pwnsause3056d ago

worst site ever, what a coincidence huh?

Pennywise3056d ago

Wow... he was talking about champions online, tekken... wtf is wrong with this site. What does this have to do with Sony? LOL It really sounds like one of the posters here wrote the article. Ridiculous.

fishd3056d ago

I blame Sony not only for this but also for Swine flu,Aids,Cancer,etc etc...

Chris3993056d ago (Edited 3056d ago )

The article is pure speculation. We should really have a "creative writing" section here on N4G for pieces like this.

P.S. MS beat-up my mom while Sony watched. I have proof. I wrote an article. On my blog. It must be true.

fishd3056d ago

HOLY GREAT MOTHER OF GOD!

The 'author' of this pos is the very definition of delusional!!!!

SL1M DADDY3056d ago

Games were not as good looking ont he PS3, even after Peter Moore moved over to the joint... Yeah, there is about as much conspiracy there as there is here. None.

evrfighter3055d ago

switch the words Sony with Microsoft and this would have been taken as gospel.

Wizeguy213055d ago

I think this article gave me cancer :-(

RememberThe3573055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

Your probably right, but it doesn't change the fact that this is bullshit.

EDIT: Wait, do you see that? It let be post "bullshit". It must be Sony pulling strings here at N4G...

Nihilism3055d ago

"what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

prunchess3055d ago

I've seen some lazy fan-boy sh!t posted on N4G but that article is an embarrassment. The snide remarks about Phil Harrison made me sorry I ever clicked the link.

I wont make that mistake again, gamestooge.

heroicjanitor3055d ago

But when he tried to write an article about it was stuck and yeah he is a retard.

sonarus3055d ago

Stupid blogs for the fukin loss

The Lazy One3055d ago

Roswell NM, July 7, 1947. An alien space craft rumored to land. Over the next 62 years a remarkable explosion in technological discoveries occur, including visual screens as thin as notebooks. Sony Electronics is one of the largest manufacturers of these screens. Coincidence?

gameplayer3055d ago

Sony's CEO started helping an old lady across the street when he suddenly pushed her into trafic and she died.

True story.

Microsoft Xbox 3603055d ago

LOL @ that Billy Madison quote.

morganfell3055d ago

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution, a major sports title for the Wii? If that is your major sports title then Sony did you a favor.

BrianC62343055d ago

"Wow... he was talking about champions online, tekken... wtf is wrong with this site. What does this have to do with Sony? LOL It really sounds like one of the posters here wrote the article. Ridiculous."

What I really want to know is what do Sony and Atari have to do with Tekken 6. I sure don't get that one. Is Atari publishing Namco games now?

pixelsword3055d ago

Atari has announced it would pull out of E3 2009, stating:

Atari has made the proactive decision to attend but not exhibit at this year’s E3 event. Although we feel E3 benefits the entire games business, we are very focused around other selling and marketing initiatives for our upcoming Ghostbusters, Champions Online and other to be announced titles.

It’s a pretty bizarre decision for a company that has just been crawling out of oblivion, with its first strong lineup in probably over a decade. Why would it suddenly bury its games? It’s a pretty strong indicator that Sony has a lot to do with the decision, after Atari sold EU publishing rights to them.

Let’s examine this game by game:

* Ghostbusters: The Video Game: The game is coming out in North America the same day of E3, so E3 won’t really help the title. But Sony would benefit from less publicity for the title in North America, since it’s getting limited time exclusivity in Europe. Why publicize a Wii/Xbox 360/Nintendo DS game that’s being released the same time as the PlayStation 3/Playstation 2 and future PlayStation Portable game? What a coincidence, huh?
* Champions Online: Let’s see: Champions Online is coming out for the PC and Xbox 360, while DC Universe Online will be shown off at E3, which is for the PC and PlayStation 3. What a coincidence, huh?
* Tekken 6: For the first time, Tekken will be on a non-Sony console on same release day. What a coincidence, huh?
* Ready 2 Rumble Revolution: A major exclusive sports title for the Wii. What a coincidence, huh?

One last “coincidence”:

* Phil Harrison is now at the head of Atari; he used to be the PlayStation 3 boss at Sony.

On the other hand, Harrison ruined Sony, ruined Infogrames, and now is ruining running Atari. What a coincidence, huh?

FAT MAN GO BOOM3055d ago

The writer of the article has now clue none what so ever...

what a dumb ass... it is sad that I clicked on this and gave his site a hit...

Naucious3054d ago

ok and who on this site gives a [email protected]? hmmmm i for one dont? I cant remember the last atari game i played? lol cant knock the journalist hustle on trying to get hits....

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Sharingan_no_Kakashi3056d ago

and so it begins. The only think i blame Sony for is my unnaturally strong thumbs.

Narutone663055d ago

for making poorer by releasing a lot of great games I like to play on the PS3.

DJ3056d ago

Sounds like Atari just made a smart decision and saved a ton of money. If they don't have a lot to show off, there's no reason to show up.

RememberThe3573055d ago

Maybe they decided to reallocate the resources they were going to put into E3.

JonahFalcon3056d ago

You know, some might consider it shrewd business by Sony... though it's funny how the PS3 started to rebound AFTER Harrison left.

fishd3056d ago

Wow,you Dreamcast fanboys won't give up hating Sony,never ever

Just sad.

Dragun6193055d ago

Iono about but I recall that Atari agreed to give SCEE publishing rights for Ghostbusters for a limited time in Europe and not being sold to SCEE.

And why would Sony have anything to do with Atari pulling out? If anything they would support them! I mean come on! Phil Harrison!
And Shrewd Business? The only business Sonys been doing is producing Quality games unlike buying Exclusive DLC and doing Deals under the table, MS and Square Enix. Seriously 3 xbox360 games and FF13 on XBox360 along with Front Mission, yet nothing released on PS3. Wtf.

cayal3055d ago

"You know, some might consider it shrewd business by Sony... though it's funny how the PS3 started to rebound AFTER Harrison left."

You know, some might think you are a completely clueless moron who is not only writing a baseless article but acting like a complete fanboy in the process. What a coincidence, huh?

ultimolu3055d ago

Your article is horrible. Please, you give real journalists a terrible name.

No Way3055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

Ya know.. I never thought that I'd agree with you..
but, ahhh, I just did.. Haha. :)

This is a stupid article.. =/

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