Jump to content


Games for Atari: 1977 to 1995 Book Project on Kickstarter

108 replies to this topic

#101 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

Thomas Jentzsch

    Thrust, Jammed, SWOOPS!, Boulder Dash, THREE·S, Star Castle

  • 22,688 posts
  • Always left from right here!
  • Location:Düsseldorf, Germany, Europe, Earth

Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:45 PM

Shit! :x

#102 Flojomojo OFFLINE  


    I say boom boom boom

  • 9,642 posts
  • You say bam bam bam

Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:49 PM

Atari™s lawyers are behaving like blind dumbasses. I can only assume that LIME LLC are paid per scalp. This doesnt help the brand. It only serves to alienate the few fans they have left.

Good luck selling those speaker hats, Atari™ corporate dummies.

#103 Good_Times ONLINE  



  • 681 posts

Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:50 PM

Complete bullshit.

Sorry, dude. :(

You gonna fight this tooth & nail, or?

#104 Flojomojo OFFLINE  


    I say boom boom boom

  • 9,642 posts
  • You say bam bam bam

Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:35 PM

Kickstarter to raise funds to kick Atari™'s ass!

#105 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

Nathan Strum


  • 7,266 posts
  • Enjoying a sandwich
  • Location:Newhall, CA

Posted Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:56 PM

So Atari is not only going for their logo on the front, they are going for everything:


Description of copyrighted material: in-game graphics, screenshots, box art, and logos from classic Atari video games 
Description of infringing material: physical book to feature uncleared reproductions of the copyrighted material
Before I started the KS I tried to get in touch with Atari by email, Facebook, customer support and even regular mail to France as well to the USA and never heard back from them. Same like the trading cards for the 2600; first there was very kind contact, but out of the blue I just got no replies anymore.


But I thought Atari liked having fans...



The buzz on Ataribox continues to grow, and we can’t wait to share more news in the weeks ahead.
Ataribox will first be made available via a crowdfunding campaign this Fall 2017 with shipments planned to start in Spring 2018.
Why Crowdfunding? Amazing brands are driven by amazing communities. Coming back to hardware is an important step for Atari, and something we intend to do carefully, hand-in-hand with the Atari community that loves our brand as much as we do. Crowdfunding is the ultimate community approach to bring great products to life; and for Atari, it allows us to reward our community with exclusive access, special editions, and include them as active participants in the rollout of the Ataribox.
Sign up now at www.ataribox.com to join our community and be among the first to get news and updates!



Maybe I'm reading "community" wrong.

#106 TokyoBatman OFFLINE  


    Space Invader

  • 42 posts

Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:33 AM

Copyright Strike...


Oh no.  Were you initially putting this book together under "fair use"?  

#107 Marc Oberhäuser OFFLINE  

Marc Oberhäuser


  • Topic Starter
  • 1,616 posts
  • Location:Düren, Germany

Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:54 AM


Oh no.  Were you initially putting this book together under "fair use"?  


In Germany there is no "fair use" option.

#108 Schmudde OFFLINE  


    Chopper Commander

  • 180 posts
  • Location:New York City

Posted Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:16 PM

There are at least 18 comparable KS projects/books from 2013 up to 2017 (including Nintendo and Sega themes)...
I'll try to get in contact with Atari to discuss the matter. 



I hope you are able to get in touch. I was just going over to Kickstarter to back the book today. It makes no sense to be so hostile if they are truly going to launch the AtariBox.



#109 Lost Dragon OFFLINE  

Lost Dragon

    River Patroller

  • 2,467 posts

Posted Fri Sep 8, 2017 11:23 AM

Would you be willing to post up a list of contributors/writers for the book?

I wouldn't want to back/support/purchase a publication in good faith only to find material written by those doing it for the wrong reasons and lacking credible experience.

This is far from a dig at you..when Luca did the Unseen64 Book..the Jaguar writer was awful..far too biased..his loathing for the system bled through..yet apparently he was the best of a very limited bunch on offer.

I now see an Amiga book with contributions from a writer who previously stated he had Zero interest in the hardware..

There seems to be a new breed of people just contributing to publications to have their name in print and get free copies of the publications..

Rather than being taken on for knowledge, writing ability etc..they are used because so few others step forward to write/contribute.

0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users