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Raynal would “love an HD remake” of Alone in the Dark

When developing Alone in the Dark for Infogrames, Frederick Raynal said he had many ideas regarding how to scare players but found the best way to do it was to implement it into something they do all the time: walking.

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Infogrames headlines

  • Infogrames completes Atari acquisition

    Infogrames has completed its acquisition of Atari, the US-based publisher, in a deal worth around $11 million. The French company can now definitively unite the Atari brand, the use of which Infogrames has had the right to in Europe and other parts of the world for some time. More on GI.

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  • Atari sells 34 percent of Euro-Asian sales network to Namco

    Namco’s bought 34 percent of Atari’s European and Asian sales network for €30 million. Between June 31, 2012 to June 20, 2013, Namco will also have the option to buy the remaining 66 percent from Infogrames. “I am delighted that this transaction strengthens our outstanding partnership with Namco Bandai, one of the industry’s greatest creators […]

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  • Paulina Bozek leaves Sony to join Atari

    Update: SCEE just put out a statement on this, saying Bozek will be missed. Iconic SingStar boss Paulina Bozek has quit Sony to take a job with Phil Harrison’s Infogrames. Bozek is now development director of a new online game studio at the firm. “I am very excited to be joining Atari at this pivotal […]

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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 made bid for SCi

    Infogrames has just released a statement saying it made a bid for SCi which was rejected by the board. “Infogrames’ proposal is financially disciplined and recognises the strengths of both companies,” said the company. “Although the indicative offer is subject to standard conditions relating to due diligence, the receipt of irrevocable undertakings from certain SCi […]

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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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  • Infogrames wants answer on Atari buyout by March 11

    According to this, Infogrames is expecting a response from Atari regarding its buyout offer by March 11, next Tuesday. The news was listed in an SEC filing. Infogrames – 51 percent shareholder in Atari – made a $1.68 per share offer for the company’s remaining stock yesterday.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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