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The rumors of a "Phil eye for the Atari guy" are true. Former Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Phil Harrison has joined Atari's parent company Infogrames with the title of Directeur Général Délégué (President). Harrison will report directly...

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Well, well, well, the rumors turned out to be true. The former president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison, is now president of French company Infogrames. Harrison will be working alongside newly appointed CEO David Gardner and will be overseeing the studios and conten...

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Former EA executive David Gardner has been appointed the CEO of Atari parent company Infogrames, effective ... now. This means former CEO Patrick Leleu, who just recently outlined plans regarding Infogrames/Atari's recovery, has been given his golden watch parachute and shown the door. Gardner is ...

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A couple of days ago, Atari told us of their intention to revise their business approach. They planned to shift their support to the casual market, with a strong focus on Nintendo platforms. It sounded like a good business plan to us, as Nintendo is top dog on the block and their ridiculous hardware...

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While conducting an interview with French newspaper Les Echos, new Atari head honcho Patrick Leleu talked about his new role and how he planned on turning things around. But, what's most important to us Wii owners is what he had to say about the latest entry in the Alone in the Dark series. The de...

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Atari's new person in charge, Patrick Leleu (is that pronounced "lee-lou" by any chance?), wants to turn the company around. And, the first order of business is taking care of some of the company's debts and being practical in choosing which games to publish. This is where Nintendo comes in. Patri...

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Infogrames CEO Patrick Leleu plans to turn his beleaguered company (which owns even more beleaguered Atari) around by focusing on mass-market friendly titles, an Atari games portal and getting some now-gen titles out the door. Leleu spoke with French newspaper Les Echos, with the interview being t...

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Just what is an infograme? Chaucer sometimes used the word 'grame' to describe grief or misery, a fitting description of Infogrames, the woeful parent company of Atari. Bruised and broken, but determined, the resourceful holding company has rebounded from Atari's collapse with the launch of a &euro...

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Atari continues its death throes by announcing the cessation of work on current projects, the laying off of more staff and the sales of the remainder of its IPs. This is like the business equivalent of hitting the reset button instead of just quitting. Following the departure of the Atari CEO last...

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Although Atari has waved goodbye to game development, parent company Infogrames wants you to know that it isn't following in its child's footsteps. In a statement released today (via GameDaily), Infogrames said Atari's decisions "do not undermine the Infogrames Group's ability to carry out its video...

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Amidst spiraling profits, Atari Games has announced its intent to fully depart from the game development business. The company's rapidly-depleting assets will instead be focused primarily on the acquisition, distribution and publishing of parent company Infogrames' titles. In the wake of the restr...

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Who even knows what Atari is these days? In name, it's the industry's aging celebrity, revered in memory as an icon, but presently transformed, made grotesque by a series of desperate facelifts. It's a facade now, a listless publishing subsidiary of Infogrames. The latest stirring, following the rec...

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GayGamer.net deserves every iota of traffic they get from dragging Infogrames' high-production value diva anthem out of the company closet. Just to give an idea of reactions on our own staff, we had uncomfortable school-girl giggles with some words of shock afterward. A few couldn't make it to the...

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Bruno Bonnell -- 25-year games industry veteran and Infogrames founder -- has stepped down from his plethora of positions at Atari, the company announced today. Bonnell was holding down the jobs of Chairman of the Board, Chief Creative Officer, Acting Chief Financial Officer, and a director of Ata...

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Infogrames, which more frequently goes by its subsidiary Atari, is moving closer to being profitable again. The once popular company has spent many a year in the red and is hoping some new strategies will get them back in black (and allow them to play the AC/DC song at their shareholder meeting). In...

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France's Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres is hoping to classify gaming as art. In doing so, the French gaming industry including Ubisoft, Vivendi and Infogrames would receive a 20 percent tax break. France already considers cinema a form of art. Ignoring the debate on whether or not gamin...

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Newly appointed Atari CEO, David Pierce, must have been dangerously close to spilling his herbal tea this morning after reading a BBC news report regarding the suspension of Infogrames shares. If you recall, Infogrames is the French company that purchased the seemingly cursed Atari name back in 2001...

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Last week, a developer from the Neverwinter Nights community discussed some of the financial difficulties Atari is currently experiencing. MSNBC is now confirming that French publisher Infogrames, who has a controlling interest in Atari, is attempting to restructure its failing business, which could...

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In the "Hmm..." department, Infogrames has sold it's rights to the Civilization franchise. The video game behemoth seems to have a few financial problems at the moment and sold off the rights. See? This is what happens when you anger the ghost of Atari. The news is early in the article. The rest ...

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