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I just made a home made pizza from scratch, I burned my pointing finger when I tried to remove it. I just wanted to say that if I had made Tacos, this would have NEVER happened. When this debacle comes to an end, how will I be able to point and accuse? Learn from my mistake, make the correct choice.. Tacos.

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I said quesadillas are better, & generally that's true, but Fuzzy's quesadillas are soggy, so if you go there get Tacos.

 

Their chips are amazing tho. Love that white cheddar.

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So is this the VCS Twitter mocking the backers, or being self aware? Or am I missing something? It has been a long day.

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3 hours ago, Osgeld said:

Dunno what a fuzzy quesadilla is but it sounds dirty

A quesadilla from Fuzzy's Taco Shops, a regional Tex-Mex chain. 

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On 10/29/2019 at 10:33 AM, Mockduck said:

I don't see how a studio will be able to justify releasing on the Amico unless Tommy and company are offsetting things with direct funding.


Yes... we are direct funding every project.  We are handpicking the best developers in the world and they absolutely love working on the system as it takes them back to a much easier time when the main focus was just doing a simple and great game where gameplay and design was the most important thing.  Not the graphics.

And to keep this on topic...

 

Atari was initially reaching out to developers to create games for the new machine.  That all went away by the beginning of this year.  Probably because they didn't have money to fund game development.  My understanding is that there are currently no developers working on Atari VCS games.  We currently have 40 developers working on over 50 games and are looking to hire 20 more over the next 6 months.  The issue you mentioned is exactly the issue they are having (not us).  We are doing the exact opposite of them.  I knew from the very beginning when we started this over 2 1/2 years ago that the GAMES and GAME DEVELOPERS are the most important things in making a new platform successful.  Without that you just have a portable emulator and streaming device.  This is also why all of our games are exclusive to our system.  If I was going to attempt to just port games from other consoles... we'd be dead.  Because ours will never look as good and our controllers aren't meant to play games like other controllers.  We are creating to our strengths. 

I still say that Atari should just market the thing as a STEAM, MAME and INDIE box.  Go ALL IN with that.  Do a bunch of licensing deals and have a ton of stuff ready to purchase on the dashboard on day one. 




 

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21 minutes ago, ColecoJoe said:

 

What a giant nothing-(cheese)burger of an interview. Nothing can be gained from the words he spoke that

couldn't be said as general statements not about Atari as a specific business. Par for the course I guess.

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7 hours ago, MrBeefy said:

So is this the VCS Twitter mocking the backers, or being self aware? Or am I missing something? It has been a long day.

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11 hours ago, PlaysWithWolves said:

Have no fear, Uber Strategist is back on the job:

 

I was being facetious when I posted that, but I'm curious:  Do we really know Uber Strategist handles the @TheAtari_VCS account?

 

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Atari seems to outsource everything.  I'm curious what their twenty employees actually do.  Are they all CEOs, assistants, and lawyers?

 

Now, let's talk Blade Runner (some emphasis, mine):

 

BBC News-  Blade Runner: How well did the film predict 2019's tech?

 

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Atari is another big brand in the film. The video game pioneer was huge in arcades and homes in the 1970s and 1980s.


And while it has since ceded ground to PlayStations, Xboxes and Switches, there are plans to breathe fresh life into the brand.

A new Atari VCS throwback console attracted more than $2m (£1.54m) in pre-orders last year - but doubts have been raised as to whether it will ship by early 2020 as planned.

 

Australian Broadcasting Corp:  Blade Runner was set in November, 2019. Here's what it and other movies got right and wrong about the 'future'

 

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Advertising is indeed very … in your face

Perhaps the most spot-on element of modern life shown in Blade Runner is the overbearing advertising.

Ridley Scott's Los Angeles is awash with obtrusive, vast electronic billboards, long before they became commonplace.auseGIF0.3 MBSettings

 

The movie only gets some of the brands that have stuck around right, though.

Yes, the likes of Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Tsingtao are still going strong, but Pan Am and, sadly, Atari are no longer around (the Atari of today is a completely different company).

 

Science 2.0- It's November 2019 - How Close Did We Get To Blade Runner?

 

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You can see the Pan Am logo in the screen cap, and the movie had numerous product placements, gaining producers some cash while promoting a corporate marketing future, but it, Atari, and Bell all collapsed afterward.(6) So the movie didn't get those right.

 

[footnote reads: ]

 

(6) Atari and Bell are still with us, though Atari is a shell of its former self ...


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1 hour ago, PlaysWithWolves said:

 

I was being facetious when I posted that, but I'm curious:  Do we really know Uber Strategist handles the @TheAtari_VCS account?

 

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Atari seems to outsource everything.  I'm curious what their twenty employees actually do.  Are they all CEOs, assistants, and lawyers?

The "Atari" social media posts are particularly inept, so it seems a shame one of the Atari principals can't take 15 minutes a day to post some blather about Pong. 
 

Lizzie Grubman is a bit of a celebrity herself, much more so than anything or anyone at "Atari." This is worth a read: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/02/fashion/lizzie-grubman-hamptons-publicist.html

(even if it was likely written by Lizzie herself)

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46 minutes ago, Flojomojo said:

The "Atari" social media posts are particularly inept, so it seems a shame one of the Atari principals can't take 15 minutes a day to post some blather about Pong. 
 

Lizzie Grubman is a bit of a celebrity herself, much more so than anything or anyone at "Atari." This is worth a read: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/02/fashion/lizzie-grubman-hamptons-publicist.html

(even if it was likely written by Lizzie herself)

Basically, Atari even fails at the part of the job that can literally be done while on the toilet.

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3 hours ago, PlaysWithWolves said:

Now, let's talk Blade Runner (some emphasis, mine):

Let's be real real clear. The deal that got the Fuji logo into the movie was made BEFORE Infogrames bought Atari.

 

 

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3 hours ago, The Historian said:

Let's be real real clear. The deal that got the Fuji logo into the movie was made BEFORE Infogrames bought Atari.

Was there even a deal? Blade Runner was produced by Warner Bros, which shared the same corporate parent as Atari at the time. Seems to me it was just obvious cross-promotion, or they couldn't sell all the spots once Coke, Cuisinart, Bell and Pan Am were done. 
 

Before they lost hundreds of millions of dollars. 
 

Before they discarded it. 
 

Before Infogrames dusted it off and took its name. 
 

Way before Chesnais fished it out of the trash and started playing silly attention-getting but substance-free games with it. 
 

Atari. Blockchain, Casino, Investments ... like never before! So much more than video games. 🤮 

 

NB Pan Am is an empty brand shell, too. https://panambrands.com/

 

Unrelated: plane crash behind Taco Bell last year. https://www.wsfa.com/story/38495248/plane-crashes-behind-taco-bell-in-alex-city/

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15 hours ago, ColecoJoe said:

 

After watching this and the last interview posted with Fred, it seems to me that he's a decent businessman. Sure, what he says is fairly elementary, but he seems to understand marketing and such well enough. 

 

My point is that I'm having trouble deciding if he's just a con artist or if he's a scammer and an idiot. The latter seems less likely to me, but the state his company is in certainly doesn't look hot, so maybe I'm wrong. 

 

I have to wonder, if he had his own startup focused on something that he seems to be more "passionate"  about (such as blockchain), would it be in the red like Atari SA or would he actually do a decent job?

 

Or perhaps the question I should be asking is if he's intentionally doing a bad job for some reason or another. 

 

Or maybe he's just an idiot.

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1 hour ago, TankedThomas said:

My point is that I'm having trouble deciding if he's just a con artist or if he's a scammer and an idiot.

I don't think he's actually an idiot. Or a con artist.

 

He just has absolutely no idea how to run Atari. He has no understanding of the video game industry, nor apparently any real interest in learning about it.

 

So he's not an idiot.

 

He's just completely and willfully clueless when it comes to video games.

 

There's a difference.

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