Atari Files for Chapter 11

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by 137th Gebirg, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    42 miles west of COVFEFE
  2. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell memelord Premium Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    Atari hasn't been the Atari of the 2600 days for a very long time. And it's not that sad, since the brand and titles will apparently live on (assuming someone buys them.) It's not the end of the world. :)
  3. Santaman

    Santaman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 27, 2001
    I've got two mid/late 80's 2600's one Atari 800XL, a 65XE, both with tape and floppy drive, one immaculate 520ST and a rather beat up but still going strong 1040ST, I love those machines, but yeah.. Atari hasn't been Atari in ages which is a shame.

    Atari, Commodore, MSX all great systems and all have been put out of business by the PC... :vulcan:
  4. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2001
    Bonney Lake, WA
    I didn't know they were even still around...
  5. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

    May 19, 2005
    They're the Abe Vigoda of electronics...."they're still around???"

    Still sad to see them go, after they hung around this long in a very crowded field.
  6. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 30, 2009
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    Yeah, the old Atari died long ago. When it originally died off, Infogrames bought the brand and rebranded themselves as Atari, so what's really dying now is Infogrames. And for awhile, they were using the Atari brand as publisher while retaining Infogrames as their official business name.
  7. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 17, 2005
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    Actually, Atari Inc. died in 1984 and was sold off in chunks, with the "consumer" group being sold to Jack Tramiel as Atari Corp., the coin-op business going a different way (Time Warner Interactive, etc.), and other divisions shut down and assets sold off. As such, this is yet another failed Atari rather than anything new.
  8. STR

    STR Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 27, 2009
    Out there. Thatta way.
    They weren't. Atari is like starship Enterprise, it keeps getting blown up, and then they slap the name on a new one, which then gets blown up. This is roughly the fifth company to call itself Atari that has filed for bankruptcy. The name will get sold to someone else, because it's recognizable and most people have fond memories of the brand. We can only hope the next Atari is more in-tune with the ethos of the original. And that it makes good stuff.