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Atari boss promises to fix its video game 'mistakes'


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#1 Arenafoot

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 05:45 PM

Atari boss promises to fix its video game 'mistakes'
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by Alex Calvin 
Thursday, October 22nd 2015 at 10:46AM BST0

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The new boss of Atari has pledged to make amends for the firm’s recent video game flops. 

In March, the company released a survival game based on its Asteroids brand, Asteroids: Outpost.

It also turned its Alone in the Dark franchise into a team shooter with Alone in the Dark: Illumination in June.

Both games were poorly received.

“We make mistakes in games,” Frédéric Chesnais told MCV.

“With Asteroids: Outpost, the idea was to start with a solo experience and keep adding to it. The fans did not respond to that.

"On Alone in the Dark, the game is very stable but people didn’t like the gameplay. We’re working on addressing that.

“We do care about these brands, we are really trying to pay attention to what the community is saying and to do our best.

"You are only as good as your last game. That’s the problem and also the beauty of our industry. We don’t do it on purpose.”

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 06:01 PM

Don't forget Haunted House's recent offering on Steam.....horrid!
 


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#3 Arenafoot

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 06:02 PM

Don't forget Haunted House's recent offering on Steam.....horrid!
 

he did!


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 07:37 PM

Well I hope that this new version of Atari does make moves to appeal to us. Don't they have beta testing?
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#5 Arenafoot

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:25 PM

Well I hope that this new version of Atari does make moves to appeal to us. Don't they have beta testing?

they could hire us..........


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:36 PM

they could hire us..........

Where's their email. Get a direct pipeline to this guy. Who better to test than the best Atari community in the world. Idk about you, but I would do it for free, anything to bring Atari back to its roots.


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#7 StormSurge

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:20 PM

Are these PC or mobile games? (I'm assuming they aren't for consoles as I've never heard of them, but it wouldn't be the first time I was oblivious)



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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:42 PM

You know that is the issue, they think they can get away with Crappy downloadable mobile apps and forget about the past. Let's get the lost treasure of the sword quest and slay this vile beast! All hail Atari! LOL.
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#9 Arenafoot

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:52 PM

Are these PC or mobile games? (I'm assuming they aren't for consoles as I've never heard of them, but it wouldn't be the first time I was oblivious)

https://www.atari.co...teroids-outpost

 

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 10:58 PM

The mobile games market is an absolute mess, thanks to you

 

http://www.polygon.c...s-thanks-to-you

 

:rofl:


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#11 leolinden

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 11:45 PM

This fits for Atari too: 


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Posted 23 October 2015 - 08:52 AM

Joh Tron is really funny, great lines. He should be on national television.

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 11:10 AM

Joh Tron is really funny, great lines. He should be on national television.

I agree! My mom and I love his videos!


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#14 PotatoBox

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 05:38 PM

Does this even matter anymore? Cmon, atari is long dead. I dont see their brand being worth much anymore. 



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 07:32 PM

It Matters because this entire industry probably wouldn't even be here if it weren't for a little something called "Pong".

Edited by LeeJ07, 24 November 2015 - 07:32 PM.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:53 PM

Hmm...Hire me Atari and I will show you a real revamp of Atari's original Star Raiders.  And this Atari needs to get back into the console business other than those flashback consoles.


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 06:32 PM

Hmm...Hire me Atari and I will show you a real revamp of Atari's original Star Raiders.  And this Atari needs to get back into the console business other than those flashback consoles.

 

We just over throw the leaders at Atari, then Atari.io becomes the official Atari and then we get the Coleco VGS guys on our side, then we get the molds for the Apple Pippin, we make a console called the "Intellivision Revamed". That would complete the circle of everything, hence, the world will explode. 


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 06:37 PM

Working on it.
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#19 Arenafoot

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 09:41 PM

We just over throw the leaders at Atari, then Atari.io becomes the official Atari and then we get the Coleco VGS guys on our side, then we get the molds for the Apple Pippin, we make a console called the "Intellivision Revamed". That would complete the circle of everything, hence, the world will explode. 

that encounter could create a time paradox, the results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space time continuum, and destroy the entire universe! Granted, that's a worse case scenario. The destruction might in fact be very localized, limited to merely our own galaxy.  :wreck-it-ralph: 


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 10:07 PM

I've created a monster.

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