• @[email protected]
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      Basically a Ship of Theseus argument though. The current iteration of the company is selling their retro games and hardware again at least.

      • Digital Mark
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        Even original Nolan Bushnell’s Atari, was bought by Warner Brothers, then (mostly) bought by Jack Tramiel after leaving Commodore. So it’s not an unbroken line. Infogrames Fr’s new management has quit with the NFT nonsense, and is making Atari-related stuff that isn’t awful.

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    It’s like governments representing succeeding states of long dead countries that were in a war centuries or millennia ago coming together to shake hands and take pictures.

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    No way the vgm guy sold? No more almost-releasing-a-new-version? Aw.

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      Ah.

      The deal doesn’t include the long-delayed Intellivision Amico retro console. Intellivision Entertainment LLC will continue working on the Amico as a separate and rebranded company and will use a license provided by Atari to release Intellivision games on it.

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        Lol

        Fucking Tallarico, man. Even Atari doesn’t want anything to do with that mess.

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    From the article…

    It did manage, however, to release a truly bizarre app for iOS and Android devices that requires two smartphones or tablets to work. One device displays the game and the other acts as a controller. It’s a weird idea and, according to Kotaku, “one janky piece of crap.”

    The only reason I can think of them doing that is maybe because of CPU overutilization?

    Either that, or they wanted to set one up as a game server, and then have multiple phones be the clients. They just forgot to add the feature to let the server run locally on the client.

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      For many many years even low end Android phones can perfectly run emulated game systems that came out a decade or two after atari, so cpu probably isn’t a bottleneck at all

      • Cosmic Cleric
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        For many many years even low end Android phones can perfectly run emulated game systems that came out a decade or two after atari, so cpu probably isn’t a bottleneck at all

        Yeah, I kind of agree, but I just threw it out there as a possibility, as maybe their code base is really bad and non-performant.

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