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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.”

 

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/atari-boss-promises-to-fix-its-video-game-mistakes/0157801?utm_content=buffera669c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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

 

he did!

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author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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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..........

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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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.com/buy-games/adventure-massively-multiplayer/asteroids-outpost

 

https://www.atari.com/buy-games/adventure/alone-dark

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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

 

http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/19/9567017/the-mobile-games-market-is-an-absolute-mess-thanks-to-you

 

:rofl:

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author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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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. 

young Atari lover

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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: 

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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This Atari "Boss" Fred Chesnais is a real piece of work.  :pile:  I wrote about him on the Blog when site first opened and really dug into him. You can read more here: http://www.atari.io/atari-is-like-a-ship-with-a-hole-in-the-bottom-leaking-water-and-his-job-is-to-get-the-ship-pointed-in-the-right-direction/

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