Atari's CEO plans to revive the brand with online gambling, original shows, and licensing deals

By Justin Kahn ยท 5 replies
Jun 13, 2014
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  1. It has been quite a long time since Atari sat atop the gaming world. Its once top of the line titles and its well known Atari 2600 console seem like relics of the past to today's gamer. While the company...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,870   +1,291

    I know that Casino and Pele's Soccer were titles for the 2600 but actual gambling and biopics seem like really odd ways of playing on the nostalgia. Now, farming out classic franchises might have a chance, although the work Activision did a decade ago didn't fare too well from what I understand.
  3. Pinkie Pie

    Pinkie Pie TS Booster Posts: 70   +30

    The real Atari went out of business a long time ago. This is just Infogrames leeching off the name.
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Thats a pretty smart plan to be honest!
  5. Online gambling is for losers, literally.

    If you want to throw your money away just give it to charity. At least someone who needs it benefits that way.

    "I'm gonna win big" = pfffft
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,992   +2,527

    Well, that's not entirely true. Online gambling is allowed in New Jersey, provided your IP address is within the state's borders. But you know Jersey, it's always alleged to be run by the mob.

    It gets to be quite a hassle though, first running all the way to Arizona for a bag of weed, then back to New Jersey to get stoned and lose the rest of your money.:oops:
    Darkshadoe likes this.

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