Thursday, December 11, 2008

Atari planning a comeback?

Reuters says it could be true....

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – 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 video game landscape.

Atari Inc., founded by Nolan Bushnell, launched the first truly successful video game "Pong" in 1972 but has struggled in recent years with lackluster games like "Jenga World Tour" and "Godzilla Unleashed."

But a change in ownership this year aims to reinvigorate the company. French game publisher Infogrames had owned a majority stake in Atari since 2000 but acquired the rest of Atari this year and has assumed its name.

I question the ability of any gaming company to gain a foothold in this economy; but who knows? I didn't think Nintendo would ever make a comeback but the Wii has hushed my mouth.

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