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#17151 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:18 PM

I've come to a very important conclusion.

 

I'm all about Taco Mondays now, because only suckers wait all the way until Tuesday to have tacos.



#17152 thetick1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:11 PM

I've come to a very important conclusion.

 

I'm all about Taco Mondays now, because only suckers wait all the way until Tuesday to have tacos.

 

One local bar has Fiesta Mondays with $2 Taco (real steak), $5 Grande Nachos with Chilli and $3 Dos Equis on tap.  For the NYC area those are absolutely amazing prices!



#17153 thetick1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:15 PM

Damn your oily hides for making me sit through that wretched sales pitch because no one else wanted to. I took 136MB of screen grabs if anyone "needs" them -- speak soon or I'll delete them. I used fast forward a lot but I'm pretty sure I got the gist. The "best" part is at the end when he squirms in the face of questions about debt, but the whole thing is pretty horrible. He's not a great speaker, though he's also very self-effacing and seems to mostly stick to the truth. There's no Feargal/Wyatt puffery here. Think Mike Arzt filibustering with a French twist. 

 

The audience was Swedish investors and Fred mostly kept to his slides. There was a lot of repetition, especially talking about outsourcing risk. I don't think much new ground was covered here:

  1. Fred saved the company because he knew it inside and out;
  2. Fred used to manage 2,500 employees and he could do it again, but it's much cheaper to only have a few employees on staff;
  3. Fred believes in outsourcing and having others shoulder the risk of development or manufacturing;
  4. Fred thinks that Asteroids would be well suited to a Tetris99-style Battle Royale game;
  5. Fred said that the little tabletop arcade games sold 60,000 units;
  6. Fred said that the 1UP "home arcade units sold in Walmart in the United States" put $1.5M into the Atari company, to which he seemed to roll his eyes but was happy with the money;
  7. Fred showed a slide that broke out the lifetime revenues for all of their classic IPs;
  8. Fred knows that you need to do soft launches of mobile games in Australia and New Zealand, because if they don't work you can fix them before launching in bigger territories, because you have to make a big splash in the United States;
  9. Fred thinks that people in the Netherlands really like simulation games, so it's best to launch those there first;
  10. Fred plans on launching the Atari VCS "streaming box" first in the United States because that's where you need to get the numbers. He repeatedly pointed out that their fiscal 2019 ends on March 31, 2020 and that's what they're shooting for;
  11. Fred said that the community would not have been happy with the performance of the prior AMD chip and he's glad they delayed it;
  12. Fred dodged a question from their host about whether or not you could play games you already purchased on the "streaming box" Atari VCS;
  13. Fred thinks the Amazon video interface is not user friendly, in part because it doesn't use a keyboard or a controller;
  14. Fred hopes that the "sandbox" nature of the Atari VCS will allow developers to make great things for the device; 
  15. Fred says that the Atari VCS is much more than video games, it's also a streaming box;
  16. Fred doesn't want to wait 100 years for the old debt to go away, and would love a "marriage" with another company, presumably this is the buyout we can all smell from here. 

The dearth of new ideas should be really troubling to any would-be investor. The notion of multiplayer Asteroids has been done for years, for free (this one looks fun) and I seriously doubt "Atari" can execute this any better, let alone monetize it. Branding slot machines is just sad. Fred said something about having 200 pieces of IP but they've really only mined one of them, leaving 199 to go, which I didn't quite understand, but it seems like what you see is what you get with this guy. He implied that they were going to do something with "Adventure" like Bethesda did after they bought up the Fallout IP, but wasn't ready to show anything or say more about it. 

 

Watching this, even with many skips, was a pointless waste of time which I could have used catching up with Game of Thrones. You, my taco brothers, need to pick up some of the shitposting slack in the future. Here are some selected screenshots, in the hopes that maybe you guys could mark them up or otherwise make us laugh. I expect you to be less disappointing than the "breakfast chat" in Sweden. 

 

attachicon.gif1-mgmt team.pngattachicon.gif2-game worth.pngattachicon.gif3-bladerunner.pngattachicon.gif4-fred saved us all.pngattachicon.gif5-the future.pngattachicon.gif6-we don't make stuff anymore.pngattachicon.gif7-outsource it all.pngattachicon.gif8-we love simulation games.pngattachicon.gif9-all the rollercoasters.pngattachicon.gif10-products.pngattachicon.gif11-upcoming products.pngattachicon.gif12-licensing.pngattachicon.gif13-casino.pngattachicon.gif14-atari vcs in usa first, fiscal quarter ends mar 31 2020.pngattachicon.gif15-blockchain.pngattachicon.gif16-jazz hands.pngattachicon.gif17-what to expect.pngattachicon.gif18-more events since.png

 

Wow if Atari SA had one tenth the dedication as you they would actually have a product.


Edited by thetick1, Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:15 PM.


#17154 thetick1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:37 PM

They can never mention BladeRunner or Rollercoaster Tycoon enough can they? What about Speakerhats?!?

 

Yea where are all the profits from the $200 retail speakerhats that only cost Atari SA $5 and a just a few Bangladeshi children's lives ? 

 

Sam's Club is still selling whatever speakerhat stock Atari SA did not buy.. for a measly $9 whole club discount (no Atari logo).


Edited by thetick1, Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:39 PM.


#17155 Spriggy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:50 PM

Damn your oily hides for making me sit through that wretched sales pitch because no one else wanted to. I took 136MB of screen grabs if anyone "needs" them -- speak soon or I'll delete them. I used fast forward a lot but I'm pretty sure I got the gist. The "best" part is at the end when he squirms in the face of questions about debt, but the whole thing is pretty horrible. He's not a great speaker, though he's also very self-effacing and seems to mostly stick to the truth. There's no Feargal/Wyatt puffery here. Think Mike Arzt filibustering with a French twist. 

 

The audience was Swedish investors and Fred mostly kept to his slides. There was a lot of repetition, especially talking about outsourcing risk. I don't think much new ground was covered here:

  1. Fred saved the company because he knew it inside and out;
  2. Fred used to manage 2,500 employees and he could do it again, but it's much cheaper to only have a few employees on staff;
  3. Fred believes in outsourcing and having others shoulder the risk of development or manufacturing;
  4. Fred thinks that Asteroids would be well suited to a Tetris99-style Battle Royale game;
  5. Fred said that the little tabletop arcade games sold 60,000 units;
  6. Fred said that the 1UP "home arcade units sold in Walmart in the United States" put $1.5M into the Atari company, to which he seemed to roll his eyes but was happy with the money;
  7. Fred showed a slide that broke out the lifetime revenues for all of their classic IPs;
  8. Fred knows that you need to do soft launches of mobile games in Australia and New Zealand, because if they don't work you can fix them before launching in bigger territories, because you have to make a big splash in the United States;
  9. Fred thinks that people in the Netherlands really like simulation games, so it's best to launch those there first;
  10. Fred plans on launching the Atari VCS "streaming box" first in the United States because that's where you need to get the numbers. He repeatedly pointed out that their fiscal 2019 ends on March 31, 2020 and that's what they're shooting for;
  11. Fred said that the community would not have been happy with the performance of the prior AMD chip and he's glad they delayed it;
  12. Fred dodged a question from their host about whether or not you could play games you already purchased on the "streaming box" Atari VCS;
  13. Fred thinks the Amazon video interface is not user friendly, in part because it doesn't use a keyboard or a controller;
  14. Fred hopes that the "sandbox" nature of the Atari VCS will allow developers to make great things for the device; 
  15. Fred says that the Atari VCS is much more than video games, it's also a streaming box;
  16. Fred doesn't want to wait 100 years for the old debt to go away, and would love a "marriage" with another company, presumably this is the buyout we can all smell from here. 

The dearth of new ideas should be really troubling to any would-be investor. The notion of multiplayer Asteroids has been done for years, for free (this one looks fun) and I seriously doubt "Atari" can execute this any better, let alone monetize it. Branding slot machines is just sad. Fred said something about having 200 pieces of IP but they've really only mined one of them, leaving 199 to go, which I didn't quite understand, but it seems like what you see is what you get with this guy. He implied that they were going to do something with "Adventure" like Bethesda did after they bought up the Fallout IP, but wasn't ready to show anything or say more about it. 

 

Watching this, even with many skips, was a pointless waste of time which I could have used catching up with Game of Thrones. You, my taco brothers, need to pick up some of the shitposting slack in the future. Here are some selected screenshots, in the hopes that maybe you guys could mark them up or otherwise make us laugh. I expect you to be less disappointing than the "breakfast chat" in Sweden. 

 

attachicon.gif1-mgmt team.pngattachicon.gif2-game worth.pngattachicon.gif3-bladerunner.pngattachicon.gif4-fred saved us all.pngattachicon.gif5-the future.pngattachicon.gif6-we don't make stuff anymore.pngattachicon.gif7-outsource it all.pngattachicon.gif8-we love simulation games.pngattachicon.gif9-all the rollercoasters.pngattachicon.gif10-products.pngattachicon.gif11-upcoming products.pngattachicon.gif12-licensing.pngattachicon.gif13-casino.pngattachicon.gif14-atari vcs in usa first, fiscal quarter ends mar 31 2020.pngattachicon.gif15-blockchain.pngattachicon.gif16-jazz hands.pngattachicon.gif17-what to expect.pngattachicon.gif18-more events since.png

 

Once again, nice work Flo  :thumbsup:   On behalf of the AA Atacobox thread crew, we appreciate your courage with this selfless act.  I will endeavour to hit up said crew and raise well needed funds for the Doctors bill towards repairing your bleeding eyes and ears!.

 

Moving forward ........ Are you sure those still shots were not captured from Captain Cheeseheads new Cabaret Show ... "Atari, Wee-Wee" ?

 

cheeseheadcabaret.gif

 

We come in peace?  Yeh sure!!

 

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#17156 pacman000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:10 AM

Where are his other bodies?

 

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#17157 Inky OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:34 AM

I have an idea for cheesehead, but all I have on my office PC is Paint.  Grr.



#17158 PlaysWithWolves OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:51 AM

I have an idea for cheesehead, but all I have on my office PC is Paint.  Grr.

 

Slacker.

 



#17159 x=usr(1536) OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:55 AM



 

Yea where are all the profits from the $200 retail speakerhats that only cost Atari SA $5 and a just a few Bangladeshi children's lives ? 

 

Sam's Club is still selling whatever speakerhat stock Atari SA did not buy.. for a measly $9 whole club discount (no Atari logo).

 

Yes, but for roughly half that price they'll sell you a Bluetooth Hands-Free Knit Beanie in the colour of your choice!

 

Atari SA, you missed out on a real opportunity here.  A real opportunity, indeed.



#17160 PlaysWithWolves OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:35 AM

You guys may mock investors, but in the last week millionaires* have been made:

 

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For illustration purposes only.



#17161 PlaysWithWolves OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:50 AM

 

Max, you should really read this article and see if any of it applies to you.

 

I was thinking more along these lines:

 



#17162 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:25 AM

Yes, but for roughly half that price they'll sell you a Bluetooth Hands-Free Knit Beanie in the colour of your choice!

Gosh! For five dollars, and the sound would go over your EARS instead of your EYES. 

 

For the price of 20 of those, you could get a limited edition Blade Runner speaker hat. While supplies last!

 

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#17163 JBerel OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:20 AM

You guys may mock investors, but in the last week millionaires* have been made:

 

attachicon.gifScreenshot_20190424-111839.png

 

For illustration purposes only.

To make $1M on their recent stock uptick of 6 cents per share, you would only need 16.666 million shares of Atari stock. Let the chedda cheese flow!

 

Unfortunately, you'd need 3 weeks to six months to unload it all, at which point the stock price would tank and you'd loose $4M. 



#17164 PlaysWithWolves OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:31 AM

Gosh! For five dollars, and the sound would go over your EARS instead of your EYES. 

 

 

I only just found this out, but Atari is at the forefront in of audio technology.  They are taking advantage of the auditary (Eustachian) tube, which connects the ear to the nasal cavity and mouth.  So, indeed, the speakerhat is made for listening with one's mouth. 

 

The Speakerhat manufacturer released these helpful drawings:

 

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*(Bottom text translation)For illustration purposes only. Actual results may vary.  For better results, breathe through mouth while allowing tongue to relax on bottom lip.



#17165 Shaggy the Atarian OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:02 PM

Oh no, they are targeting Ninja Golf as the next IP to trash.

 

Don't get me wrong, NG could be great - in the right hands. But my faith is zero that this will be. 

 

Then they claim "Games, Games, Games" for the Atari VCS...lol. It's been almost a year and the only "games" they've claimed will show up on the taco baker is Atari Vault and Tempest 4000. 


Edited by Shaggy the Atarian, Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:05 PM.


#17166 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:23 PM

 

I only just found this out, but Atari is at the forefront in of audio technology.  They are taking advantage of the auditary (Eustachian) tube, which connects the ear to the nasal cavity and mouth.  So, indeed, the speakerhat is made for listening with one's mouth. 

 

The Speakerhat manufacturer released these helpful drawings:

 

attachicon.gif4ad574f9b9dbe.jpg

 

*(Bottom text translation)For illustration purposes only. Actual results may vary.  For better results, breathe through mouth while allowing tongue to relax on bottom lip.

 

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#17167 frankodragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:35 PM

I think I've come up with a new image for Fred since he's always coming up with excuses and lies.

 

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#17168 PlaysWithWolves OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:46 AM

Disclaimer: I know less about stocks--especially foreign--than Fauxtari knows of console making.

 

Atari announces first day of trading on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm

Paris, April 25, 2019

 

"Suspended or Halted"

Stockholm, April 25, 2019

 

Screenshot_20190425-101102.png

 

Meanwhile, over at ATA, SA:

 

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Edited to fix Stockholm date.



#17169 ColecoJoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:56 AM

Disclaimer: I know less about stocks--especially foreign--than Fauxtari knows of console making.

 

Atari announces first day of trading on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm

Paris, April 25, 2019

 

"Suspended or Halted"

Stockholm, April 26, 2019

 

attachicon.gifScreenshot_20190425-101102.png

 

Meanwhile, over at ATA, SA:

 

attachicon.gifScreenshot_20190425-102145.png

 

 

According to the googles

 

A trading halt is a temporary suspension of trading for a particular security or securities at one exchange or across numerous exchanges. Trading halts are typically enacted in anticipation of a news announcement, to correct an order imbalance, as a result of a technical glitch or due to regulatory concerns.



#17170 PlaysWithWolves OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:20 AM

Postponed first day of trading in the SDRs of Atari SA (151/19)
Today 07:58
Due to technical reasons, the Exchange has decided that the first day of trading in the SDRs of Atari SA (ATA SDB, ISIN code SE0012481232, order book ID 172709) will be postponed. The first day of trading will be tomorrow on April 26, 2019

Please note that trading currency will be SEK.

For further information concerning this exchange notice please contact Eva Norling or Karin Ydén, telephone +46 8 405 60 00.

Nasdaq Stockholm AB

https://m.euroinvest...151-19/14013846



#17171 Inky OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:51 AM

Postponed first day of trading in the SDRs of Atari SA (151/19)
Today 07:58
Due to technical reasons, the Exchange has decided that the first day of trading in the SDRs of Atari SA (ATA SDB, ISIN code SE0012481232, order book ID 172709) will be postponed. The first day of trading will be tomorrow on April 26, 2019

Please note that trading currency will be SEK.

For further information concerning this exchange notice please contact Eva Norling or Karin Ydén, telephone +46 8 405 60 00.

Nasdaq Stockholm AB

https://m.euroinvest...151-19/14013846

 

 

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#17172 godslabrat OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:23 PM

"We're going to briefly pause trading out stocks, because one key element is not in place...."

#17173 The Historian OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:37 PM

"We're going to briefly pause trading out stocks, because one key element is not in place...."

 

I bet it's the Comptroller...



#17174 JBerel OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:39 PM

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#17175 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:55 PM

I don't get it. Is it "funny" because Comptroller is two letters away from Controller, and that was supposedly one of the missing factors from the original AtariBox launch? 

 

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