Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sad News: Atari US operations file for bankruptcy protection

The US operations of Atari have filed for bankruptcy protection.
The maker of the ground-breaking video game Pong is seeking to separate from its loss making French parent Atari SA.
Atari Inc, together with Atari Interactive Inc, Humongous Inc. and California US Holdings Inc. want to secure independent funding to develop digital and mobile games.
Atari said in December it was looking to raise cash and was talking to investors.
In a statement, the companies said, "with this move the US based Atari operations seek to separate from the structural financial encumbrances of their French parent holding company, Atari SA".
Atari SA, formerly known as Infogrames SA has been struggling financially for years.
The US operations of Atari have shifted their business from retail games to digital games in recent times and have become a growth engine for Atari SA.
"The Chapter 11 process constitutes the most strategic option for Atari's US operations as they look to preserve their inherent value and unlock revenue potential unrealized while under the control of Atari SA," the statement said.
Atari's Pong was an arcade game credited with helping kick-start the multi-billion pound video games industry but more recent titles include 'Centipede', 'Missile Command' and Rollercoaster Tycoon'.
Neither Atari SA or Atari Inc. were available for comment.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Art Work: How many games can you see?

by *ArtbyBones

80s games

(Answers: R-Type, Tetris, Creatures, Head over Heels, Wing Commander, QBert, Speedball, Myth, Monkey Island, Bubble Bobble, Rampage, Bounder, Nebulus, California Games, The New Zealand Story, Ghosts n' Goblins, Outrun, Lemmings, Ataxx, Spy vs Spy.)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

RebelForce Radio New Promo

RebelForce Radio logo
RebelForce Radio

(from TheBeardedtrio.com)

RebelForce Radio is the new show that will feature ex-Forcecast hosts Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank.  A new promo for RebelForce Radio has just been released.  Click here to listen

You can find out more about their show on their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/RebelForceRadio

(dont forget ours though.  Just hit 900 followers.  Thanks everyone.)


Fantastic Artwork: The 80's In COLOR

by ~tillman54

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Richard Kiel ('Jaws' in the Bond movies) eating Three Shredded Wheat?

posted before but I do love this advert.

Saturday, 12 January 2013