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Division of Atari files for bankruptcy

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jan 2013 11:35 User comments (1)

Division of Atari files for bankruptcy The U.S. operations division of video game pioneer Atari has filed for bankruptcy in an effort to break away from their French parent company Atari S.A.
Chapter 11 reorganization will allow the company to reemerge eventually, most likely as a private company with a new buyer.

From there, the company will grow again as a business focused on digital and mobile, say sources.

Atari pioneered gaming with hits like "Pong" and "Asteroids" but has had little success in two decades. Atari S.A. (formerly Infogrames) aquired all of its assets in 2008. Profits have been small for the U.S. operations, which brings most of the company's revenue. 2012 profits were $4 million with revenue falling 34 percent year-over-year.

The company has had a revolving credit line with BlueBay Asset Management which just lapsed, leaving the company without the proper assets to release in-development games.

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125.1.2013 15:43

I never want to see anyone fail. I hope they could keep the name alive and break back out into the mainstream. Its like a person died. Sad.

Hey take it easy

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