by Mike Masnick

Atari Goes For The Nostalgia Market... Again

from the keep-trying dept

Acclaim may have gone out of business, but (what's now called) Atari is still trying to keep on ticking. However, they seem to be focusing on hyping up re-released versions of games from their glory days decades ago, appealing to everyone's nostalgia for those blocky games of yesteryear. They're releasing new versions for modern consoles, and a "miniaturized" version of the old Atari 7800 with 20 games built in. Of course, if this sounds familiar, that's because it is. The entity that is now called Atari has been trying to live off the nostalgia market for years, as that seems to be about all they have.

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    TDavid, Sep 7th, 2004 @ 7:48pm

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    I'll never tire of playing games like Activision's River Raid ... even though the Techdirt logo is bigger than the entire game. Atari has some great games that just are addictive to play, even if many of today's gamers think they are just repetitive drivel.

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    rama, Sep 8th, 2004 @ 9:49am

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    I gotta wonder if they're shooting themselves in the foot. Rather than releasing new games under the coveted Atari name, they release these old games- and while they rocked back in 1980, they're quite disappointing now- which makes Atari look worse than if they just let people remember them as the bitchin game-maker of the 80s.

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