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    Atari CEO Resigns as Company Withdraws from Production

    "Struggling Atari has instituted a new plan to exit games production and focus on distribution. At the same time, CEO David Pierce has stepped down."

    Dude. Even with names like Blizzard, Bethesda, Valve, Matrix, and others hogging up media attention in these days, Atari still houses a special place in my gaming heart, harking back from my younger years with that wonderful console. very sad to see them have to make such a decision.
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    Originally posted by Jim H. Moreno View Post
    Atari CEO Resigns as Company Withdraws from Production

    "Struggling Atari has instituted a new plan to exit games production and focus on distribution. At the same time, CEO David Pierce has stepped down."

    Dude. Even with names like Blizzard, Bethesda, Valve, Matrix, and others hogging up media attention in these days, Atari still houses a special place in my gaming heart, harking back from my younger years with that wonderful console. very sad to see them have to make such a decision.
    I don't understand why people attach some special meaning to Atari because fond memories since todays Atari has nothing to do with Atari of past. Todays Atari is just Infogames renamed to Atari.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by JML View Post
      I don't understand why people attach some special meaning to Atari because fond memories since todays Atari has nothing to do with Atari of past. Todays Atari is just Infogames renamed to Atari.
      You are correct! I believe the change to the Atari name was only for name recognition only. But, there is a certian nostalgia when I think of Atari.

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      • #4
        Gardner: ‘We’re rebooting Atari’

        New CEO to take Atari from being a top 20 “packaged goods brand” to a top five online player
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        • #5
          Journalism accuracy lacking.

          There are three stages to be in:
          - game development (hacking the code)
          - game production (producing the physical package)
          - distribution (just having a warehouse)

          I'm not sure Atari was in the first category at all.

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          • #6
            to a top five online player
            hmm

            Atari owns the distribution rights to Dungeon and Dragons Online. They have done everything they can to prevent the developer, Turbine from making it a success. Unless Atari has fired their market department they will never become a player in the online market.
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            • #7
              Now that I agree with. Sadly, the general consensus according to us long time D&D players is that, the only way DDO will ever be a success is by replacing the Eberron setting. Which would mean scrapping everything they've done up to now.
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              • #8
                I would have rather the Greyhawk or even Forget Realms setting but I can live with Eberron.

                Just let Turbine market the game. It is bad enough have Hasbro/Wizard of the Coast involved but Atari's marketing strategy has done more then anything else to cripple the game development.
                FoxNEWS "The World is unfair and we are running scared"

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