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Phil Harrison invests in Finnish developed RPG Gunshine

Former Atari and Sony head Phil Harrison has invested in a Finnish developed browser based co-op RPG called Gunshine.

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  • Bushnell rejoins Atari as Harrison, Gardner, Bozek resign

    Atari’s announced its founder Nolan Bushnell has rejoined the company on its board of directors.

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  • Watch the entire Atari Live keynote, with special guest stars, Phil and David

    We weren’t there – Mrs Pat’s the most pregnant woman in the world – but now we can all see Phil Harrison and David Gardner deliver the Atari Live keynote from London this week right here. There’s a video of the entire thing, kicking off with a showreel of upcoming product and Gardner telling the […]

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  • Harrison: Next generation will never use physical media

    Speaking to Edge at Atari Live in London this week, company boss Phil Harrison has predicted that the upcoming generation will never use a disc. For anything. “There’s a generation of kids being born today and probably already alive who I’m pretty confident will never buy a physical media product,” he said. “They will never […]

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  • Atari: Second hand sales "extremely painful" for the industry

    Talking at yesterday’s Atari Live event in London, Atari CEO David Gardner explained that secondhand sales have been damaging for the gaming industry. “Secondhand game sales represent consumer choice and desire,” he said. “Obviously, it has economically been extremely painful for the industry… the publishers don’t benefit. “But as games change and they become more […]

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  • Rumour: Looming PS4 cycle was real reason for Harrison's departure from Sony

    Our ears are so close to the ground they’re all mossy. Highly placed sources told VG247 today that the real reason for Phil Harrison’s departure from Sony was that work is now starting on PS4 and deja vu was setting in. “He could see he was about to get involved in another PlayStation cycle, and […]

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  • Infogrames buys Atari

    As expected, Infogrames has bought Atari in a transaction costing $11 million. Atari is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infogrames. The deal is expected to close out in the third quarter. “Bringing Atari US and Infogrames businesses together will enable us to create a simplified global structure for our business as we seek to re-build […]

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  • Infogrames may drop its name in favour of "Atari"

    Infogrames boss David Gardner has told GamesIndustry.biz that the name “Infrogrames” may be ditched in favour of “Atari”. “I’d like to consider that, I think that would be the final mark of the transformation from Infogrames to Atari,” he said. “We have a new board of directors, a new management team that’s less than a […]

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  • Alone in the Dark to sell 2-3 million units, says Infogrames

    According to this Reuters report, new Infogrames boss David Gardner has very high hopes for Alone in the Dark, releasing this June. “Over the life of the product in this business year across platforms we are expecting between 2 and 3 million units,” he said. Gardner also said that his priority now he’s taken over […]

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  • Infogrames offers to buy Atari

    Infogrames has offered to buy the remaining Atari stock for $1.68 per share. The French firm already owns 51 percent of the ailing game-maker. Atari signed a new distribution deal with parent Infogrames last December, to last for the next three years. We assume the mov to take complete control of the brand is all […]

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  • Phil Harrison's first speech as Infogrames president - video

    Yep, you can watch it. It’s almost like being there. Phil’s looking nice in his shirt and jumper, and David Gardner’s sporting a black polo neck. This was shot in New York earlier this week ahead of an Alone in the Dark press presentation.

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  • Harrison gives first speech as Infogrames head, talks excitement at "future"

    Phil Harrison’s given his first speech as president of Infogrames in New York, ahead of a press presentation of Alone in the Dark. Explaining why he quit his former role as head of PlayStation development, he pointed to “the things that excited me the most, the things that turned me on as a gamer, and […]

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  • The history of Atari: 1972 - present

    Here. A very worthwhile GI piece that tells you everything you need to know about what future-creating BFFs Phil and David have to look back on as history in the Atari brand. Any article that begins, “The original Atari Inc was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney as an arcade engineering firm, […]

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  • Harrison is architect of "the future", says Gardner

    Not a future, but the future. Following news late last night that Phil Harrison is to join Infogrames as president, CEO David Gardner has got all excited about the new Atari. “In terms of European leaders in the games development industry, I’ve always wanted to work with Phil,” he said. “He’s going to partner with […]

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  • Harrison isn't joining a "broken down old company", says Gardner

    Following last night’s revelation that Phil Harrison has now been appointed president of Infogrames, CEO David Gardner has been quick to dispel any conception that the company and its game-specific subsidiary Atari are in any way on thin ice. “We have a lot more cash than start-up companies do,” he said. “So I view ourselves […]

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  • Online gaming will turn Atari around, says Gardner

    According to this, new boss David Gardner has said online gaming is key to Atari’s rebirth. “The business and the industry is moving online on a global basis,” he said. “It’s moving at different speeds in different countries, but it’s pretty clear to me that the whole way that people are going to want to […]

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  • Atari announcement on Monday morning: Phil-ing lucky?

    A source close to Atari, speaking under conditions of strict anonymity, has told us that an announcement from the publisher’s top brass is expected on Monday morning. Word has also reached us that new Atari boss David Gardner and Phil “you’re not SCEEing any more” Harrison are are on the same flight to New York […]

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  • Atari US "has lost plenty of money": Gardner

    Recently appointed Infogrames CEO David Gardner has admitted that the American arm of Atari has had serious problems in the past, but has now started the process of regeneration. “It’s true it has lost plenty of money,” he said, speaking of the US Atari operation. “We don’t directly control the US because they have their […]

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  • David Gardner starts job at Infogrames

    Brest press release ever. Newly appointed Infogrames CEO David Gardner, previously of EA, has now arrived in Lyon for some meetings. If that’s the best you can come up with, Atari, God help you all. Full thing after the link.

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  • Gardner named as Infogrames CEO

    According to this, David Gardner, formally an EA mega-boss, is now the CEO of Infogrames, Atari’s parent company. Gardner left EA last year after 25 years with the company to move to Europe and live with his family, according to that report.

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