For many gamers Atari is a blast from the past or just a logo on retro T-shirts but the company that dates back 36 years is looking to reclaim a stake of the videogame landscape.
Here's a better plan: make good games. If Infogames had a majority share since 2000, there's no excuse for why they haven't been able to make quality titles under Infogames since then. It's just as much Infogames' fault. As long as a majority share is held, they pretty much have complete control over the company.
Atari is just a name now.
How about they stop d*cking around and give me a new Test Drive game. But my wants aside Atari has been doing better since Phil Harrison has joined them. Snatching up Ghostbusters, putting out a new ready to rumble (don't know if it's going to be as good as the 2 originals though). Oh yeah and bringing The Witcher to consoles. Not bad. Better than putting out putrid DBZ fighting games twice a year.
The gaming world is better when Atari is healthy. Old school gamers are today's thirty- and forty- something professionals who are making money and appreciate the Atari name. Best of luck to them as they try to go "Madonna" and successfully reinvent themselves.
Atari should start publishing more titles from obscure developers, they may get lucky
What the heck atari... "Jenga World Tour" What were you guys thinking then >_<?! More to the article, I think that Atari should at least check into past games that were pretty much instant hits, but not losing the idea of bringing out fresh things works good as well. As long as some of those stick to a few core things that many of the gamers who play for long intervals want. Hopefully Atari will be able to bring something fresh to the table or perhaps revive something in a great way.
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