>I wonder what plans Hasbro has for atari. Theres' $$ in the arcade
>division and home console games division. Hehe MAybe we'll see a new
>atari console; then again maybe not hehehe.
Jack never owned the Atari arcade devision so he couldn't have sold that
to Hasbro. As for what Hasbro has in mind, I have no idea. It's obvious
they're after someone, nobody would shell out 5 million for the Atari
assets just for the hell of it. Here are my guesses as to what's in
Speculation: (in order of likely-hood)
1) Hasbro plans to make a new toy that incorporates technology for which
Atari owns the patent so they bought to Atari assets to avoid any lisencing
2) Hasbro is only interested in the game franchises so that they can make
games for other systems using Atari owned characters and lisences.
3) Hasbro wants to enter the handheld game market and plans to rerelease
4) Hasbro wants to enter the home console market and plans to rerelease
the Jaguar as a "budget" home video game console for around $50.
5) Hasbro wants to enter the home console market and plans to release
an upgraded Jaguar to compete against the N-64 and PS.
Fantasy: (In order of what I'd most wish for)
1) Atari will be fully revived and once again take it's rightful place
as a leader and innovator in the computer and video games industry.
2) Hasbro wants to make a very cheap hand held game machine. What they
make is actually a small, portable Atari 7800 with a built in backlit
LCD screen. They rerelease the entire Atari catalogue of 7800 and 2600
games which sell for 50 cents each and the hand held unit itself sells
for under $30.
Okay, so let's here your speculations and fantasies as to what this
buyout of the Atari assets will mean.
(Exciting news from hell!!!!!!)
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