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Fuzzyfireball: Hope GOG can keep their games here somehow, lots of classics right there.
Same. Maybe another company might assume distribution rights for certain Atari games?
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Fuzzyfireball: Hope GOG can keep their games here somehow, lots of classics right there.
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mondo84: Same. Maybe another company might assume distribution rights for certain Atari games?
I'm too paranoid to chance that. Think I'll pick up Outcast and Alone 1-3 tonight. I'm too stupid to play MoO! :D
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Crassmaster: Hardly surprising. What has Atari even released in the past half decade?
They were reborn as a distributor/publisher.Obviously they stuffed up somewhere....
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mondo84: Same. Maybe another company might assume distribution rights for certain Atari games?
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tinyE: I'm too paranoid to chance that. Think I'll pick up Outcast and Alone 1-3 tonight. I'm too stupid to play MoO! :D
I'm too stupid too! Come on! MOO with me! Moo!!!

I am in paranoid obsessed mode now too. I am thinking about blowing thirty six bucks tonight here just to relieve my angst and get the above games while I still can.
Looking at the Atari list, and I asked this a few days ago, has anyone ever played the 2nd Desperados game? I liked the 1st but parts of the control scheme could get REALLY frustrating so I honestly don't know how much more of that I could take. Also even though it's 2006 it looks like it might be a tad spec heavy. I've only heard negatives from reviewers and those are the same a-holes that said the original AOE was terrible.
Closing down sale GoG... I want to throw money at the screen!
Atari dies. Again. It will probably be born again soon enough. I can't feel too sad about this as there's not much point in a publisher that doesn't publish anything.
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gyokzoli: The bigger publishers usually have debts in hundreds of millions USD. I'm not sure CDP has this much money.
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Crosmando: That's the issue really, and it's also why THQ went bankrupt. The big publishers just can't cope with not being big, so when it comes to financial troubles it seems they would rather die than downsize.

I'm sure a small-to-moderate sized modern publisher could do quite well, instead of having 100+ employees to pay they could have under a dozen employees and instead focus on lower budget games that catered to a niche genre (ie strategy, RPG) and build up a fanbase by being loyal to that genre and not going for a bigger audience.

Paradox (grand strategy) and Stardock (4X space) show this is possible.
Seems strangely similar to Zerobyd games' philosophy:
http://zeboyd.com/2012/11/15/the-perils-of-rapid-growth/
I just want to pick at Atari's carcass before it rots away.

Good Lord! What have I become?!?!
How long until the games may or may not get pulled because of this? I would like to buy them but also wait to see for a sale. How to tell which old games Atari had enough rights to to be effected?
I hope that Firaxis picks up Master of Orion and Master of Magic trademarks and finally create worthy sequels to them!
Wow, this is mad crazy news.
Bleh @ more game publishers and companies folding.

Is there a possible GOG sale coming for Atari games?
Atari Humble Bundle?
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Zeraan: I hope that Firaxis picks up Master of Orion and Master of Magic trademarks and finally create worthy sequels to them!
Firaxis is the boss of classic sequels/resurrections!
EA look at Xcom: Enemy Unknown then look at Syndicate.
Anybody got a resurrection scroll handy? A cheap one will do.
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dirtyharry50: I just want to pick at Atari's carcass before it rots away.

Good Lord! What have I become?!?!
A buzzard?