Classic video game maker Atari filed for bankruptcy late Sunday night in an attempt to break away from its financially troubled French parent company.
According to a press release from Atari, its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is a move to distance itself from Atari S.A., formerly called Infogrames, which it has been affiliated with since 2003. Atari seeks to find a new buyer for its classic video game franchises, includingPong, Breakout, and Centipede, and its logo, one of the most recognizable video game logos to consumers.



(via Atari Files For Bankruptcy, Company Hopes to Remain Intact)
Anyone else think Apple (AAPL) should buy Atari (ATA:en) and complete the circle-of-life involving Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Atari?
How cool would it be for Apple to bring new life into this great brand and logo by releasing whatever future gaming products they’ve got up their sleeves under the Atari banner? I love the idea.

Classic video game maker Atari filed for bankruptcy late Sunday night in an attempt to break away from its financially troubled French parent company.

According to a press release from Atari, its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is a move to distance itself from Atari S.A., formerly called Infogrames, which it has been affiliated with since 2003. Atari seeks to find a new buyer for its classic video game franchises, includingPongBreakout, and Centipede, and its logo, one of the most recognizable video game logos to consumers.

(via Atari Files For Bankruptcy, Company Hopes to Remain Intact)

Anyone else think Apple (AAPL) should buy Atari (ATA:en) and complete the circle-of-life involving Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Atari?

How cool would it be for Apple to bring new life into this great brand and logo by releasing whatever future gaming products they’ve got up their sleeves under the Atari banner? I love the idea.

Source: Mashable

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    This would be a great way to avenge Atari. “Apple Atari” has a nice ring to it.
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    awesome idea! that would certainly make me dislike Apple much less than I currently do.
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