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The real Atari was split in 2 when Warner sold it back in 1984. It was split into Atari Corp which handled computer,home consoles was bought by Jack Traimel. The other half was the arcade division which was Atari Games they got sold to Namco then the employees bought the company back from Namco and started using the name TENGEN.
Atari Corp which was responsible for the Jaguar,Lynx, 7800 re-release was sold to JTS in 1996, JTS went bankrupt in 1998 and sold the rights to Hasbro, who then sold the rights to Infogrames in 2001. They renamed themselves Atari shortly after that.
Atari Games went on to form Tengen for home console games,and used the Atari Games for Arcades. Eventually it was bought back by Warner and is now rebranded Time Warner Interactive.
The true Atari has been long dead. All that remains is the Atari name and IP's which keeps getting passed around.
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Why? Atari is a failure of a company, always has been.
Sony makes more than just video game systems you know.
Most of the financial trouble Sony suffers is outside of gaming. Even though they tend to lead the field in LCD picture quality performance and tech each year their tv division has been bleeding red for a long time and drags Sony as a whole down.
You still like Sony TVs over Samsung and others?
Seriously, what on this? I have a Samsung 32" and a Sony 40" (both 1080p). The Samsung is silky smooth and the Sony is just a disappointment. I can see shadows/blurring when there is rapid movement, pixelelation is there. The menus are a mess. No instant response either. When you press a button, there is a delay, so I often wonder if its even registering the press, causing problems when I am trying to select something...Samsung again...silky smooth.
I'm not trying to lavish praise on Samsung here, I bought my mum a cheap HiSense 32" which works about as well as the Samsung. Why can't Sony get this stuff right? The PS3 is a great machine, but the PSN store, its management and the updates are terrible.
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I read that Atari is splitting off from Infogrames in order to focus on mobile/tablet game development... and by "development" I mean charging too much for emulated versions of their crappy 2600 and arcade games from the early '80s.