Atari Files for Chap 11

polishlightning
polishlightning Posts: 404 Arc User
edited January 2013 in Champions Online Discussion
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  • shieldtower
    shieldtower Posts: 1,208 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    I can't help but wonder if Champs and STO would also be up there on the chopping block if the PWE sale never happened.
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  • bwdares
    bwdares Posts: 1,517 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    I can't help but wonder if Champs and STO would also be up there on the chopping block if the PWE sale never happened.

    Still not sure if we are better off with PWE...
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  • shieldtower
    shieldtower Posts: 1,208 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    bwdares wrote: »
    Still not sure if we are better off with PWE...

    Yes, the possibility of being bought up by a company that would do absolutely nothing with the game is a better alternative than what we have now.

    /sarcasm
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  • bwdares
    bwdares Posts: 1,517 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Yes, the possibility of being bought up by a company that would do absolutely nothing with the game is a better alternative than what we have now.

    /sarcasm

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  • spyralpegacyon
    spyralpegacyon Posts: 383 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    bwdares wrote: »
    Still not sure if we are better off with PWE...

    Assuming there would still be a Cryptic at Atari.
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  • crypticarmsman
    crypticarmsman Posts: 53 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Well, if you read the article the U.S. based portion of Atari is doing this to seperate itself from its failing French-based parent company. The U.S. branch was actually still making a small profit of $4 million a year.

    Gotta love corporate maneuvering, eh?
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  • kallethen
    kallethen Posts: 1,576 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    bwdares wrote: »
    Still not sure if we are better off with PWE...
    To be honest, I very much believe we are better off without Atari.
    100% of the world is crazy, 95% are in denial.

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  • thatcursedwolf
    thatcursedwolf Posts: 484 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Gotta love corporate maneuvering, eh?

    Being a refugee of corporate "realignment of focus", no, no I don't.
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  • twg042370
    twg042370 Posts: 592 Arc User
    edited January 2013

    That Atari died before Kurt Cobain. This one sliced off its face and wore it as mask

    And yes, things are much better under PWE... For STO.
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  • savagedeacon
    savagedeacon Posts: 219 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    bwdares wrote: »
    Still not sure if we are better off with PWE...

    Bad like things can be it is always better that to be closed down, because that it is what would have happened if PWE dhad not bought from Atarri the publishing rights. We could say that we had a close call
  • jasinblaze
    jasinblaze Posts: 1,360 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    too bad bethesda didn't buy us
  • klitty
    klitty Posts: 1,545 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    jasinblaze wrote: »
    too bad bethesda didn't buy us

    Good lord, can you imagine the sheer amount of bugs we would have if they did take over us!?!? :eek:


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  • championshewolf
    championshewolf Posts: 4,375 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    jasinblaze wrote: »
    too bad bethesda didn't buy us
    I am always curious what people would think would change for a product that isn't exactly pulling in the numbers if they believe Company X would have bought us.
    klitty wrote: »
    Good lord, can you imagine the sheer amount of bugs we would have if they did take over us!?!? :eek:

    Bugs aside from their products, I can't imagine Bethesda, if they did buy Cryptic, would have put much more into the product than is being done now, not with TESO starting beta sign ups now, and of course it most likely being in competition with NWO which would hurt two fronts of players.
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  • scorpagor
    scorpagor Posts: 607 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    I am always curious what people would think would change for a product that isn't exactly pulling in the numbers if they believe Company X would have bought us.

    If CO was bought by Valve:

    - improved storytelling
    - better voice acting
    - less bugs
    - even more lockboxes
    - future costume sets will only contain hats
  • championshewolf
    championshewolf Posts: 4,375 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    scorpagor wrote: »
    If CO was bought by Valve:

    - improved storytelling - Subjective and highly doubtful
    - better voice acting - Very subjective
    - less bugs - hahaha... oh you're serious BUAHAHAHA
    - even more lockboxes - At an increased price no less.
    - future costume sets will only contain hats - Fairly accurate to boot

    Well there are my answers.
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  • bwdares
    bwdares Posts: 1,517 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    I am always curious what people would think would change for a product that isn't exactly pulling in the numbers if they believe Company X would have bought us.

    Its a crappy circle.

    We have no money coming in cause the game has gone little to nowhere since Vibora as far as new things to do-like story lines and zones to explore. I will never awknowledge Alerts as content.

    So people have left. No money coming to to make things to get people back...sigh.

    Add in no motovation to believe this game will go anywhere so the vocal fans on the Forums are angry-percentagewise.

    I just really wish NWO was released just so we could see if we can get more help over here.
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  • decorumfriends
    decorumfriends Posts: 2,798 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Chapter 11 isn't "OMG we're going under!!" It's just corporate restructuring. It's nothing at all what most people think of as "bankruptcy".
    'Dec out

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  • lucyinspacewithdiamonds
    lucyinspacewithdiamonds Posts: 1,746 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Yes, the possibility of being bought up by a company that would do absolutely nothing with the game is a better alternative than what we have now.

    /sarcasm

    Oh, the irony. :P I sea wut yew did thare. >_>
  • nextnametaken
    nextnametaken Posts: 2,212 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    scorpagor wrote: »
    If CO was bought by Valve:

    - improved storytelling
    - better voice acting
    - less bugs
    - even more lockboxes
    - future costume sets will only contain hats

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  • nepht
    nepht Posts: 6,883 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    Its never good when people lose their jobs. I find this sad.
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  • zenzenarimasen
    zenzenarimasen Posts: 185 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    I'd like to take this moment to remind everyone that Atari is not actually Atari. It's Infogrames wearing Atari's skin, like Buffalo Bill... So it's really Infogrames is selling the Atari Logo.
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  • jonsills
    jonsills Posts: 6,314 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    I'd like to take this moment to remind everyone that Atari is not actually Atari. It's Infogrames wearing Atari's skin, like Buffalo Bill...
    That is both an accurate summation of the situation, and intensely creepy. :smile:
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  • decorumfriends
    decorumfriends Posts: 2,798 Arc User
    edited January 2013
    "It puts the corporate lotion on its skin..."
    'Dec out

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