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Atari - another bites the dust


Pete Plus
14 18.7k 96 England
21 Jan 2013 11:59PM
Atari files for bankruptcy! I didn't even know they were still going.

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StrayCat Plus
11 16.2k 2 Canada
22 Jan 2013 12:54AM
They were still producing games. Reminds me of my younger days.
PhotoMorph 6 12 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 7:01AM
I'm a gamer and as a gamer we are a fussy breed and we get harder and harder to please, in fact i think consumers in general are harder than ever to please, we all want feature rich products for minimal outlay, having said that i am completely gob smacked at the sheer amount of casualties in these hard economic times, it seems to be the big ones that people thought could not be touched that are going. Its a serious indicator of how much **** we are in.
arhb Plus
7 2.6k 68 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 8:09AM

Quote:Atari files for bankruptcy! I didn't even know they were still going.


Neither did I .
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
22 Jan 2013 9:33AM

Quote:Atari files for bankruptcy! I didn't even know they were still going.

Neither did I .



Nor me.

You'll be telling us next that Amstrad have stopped producing the PCW8256 and that Hungry Horace is no longer available for my ZX Spectrum.

Smile
MikeRC Plus
10 3.5k United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 10:45AM
...brings back memories...I first bought an Atari in the late 70's when a guy wrote me a program that ran on Atari.
I was delighted but they were damned expensive in those days.
The last one I bought was about 1990 and had a 35gb....you read that right Smile built in hard drive.
....cost me 1500 and a seperate 60gb HD cost me 600 I think.
....I suspect I had more money than sense in those days Smile
javam 10 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 12:25PM
Not sure I am reading it right Mike, I think your 35GB should read 35MB as that is more in line with the commercially available hard disks in 1990.
MikeRC Plus
10 3.5k United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 3:35PM
...you're right Neil...for gb read mb Smile ...my first PC..badged Apricot, had only 850 mb's of hard drive.
...cheers Mike
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
22 Jan 2013 6:58PM

Quote:...you're right Neil...for gb read mb Smile ...my first PC..badged Apricot, had only 850 mb's of hard drive.
...cheers Mike



Your first PC had a hard drive?

Jeez, you must be really young.

Mine had a single 5.25" floppy drive Ind I thought I was the bees' knees when I installed a second floppy drive so I could have my program software in one and my data disc in the other.
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 8:39PM
I added a 3.5" fdd and then a 20MB HD in mine, couldn't run it too long with the hard drive though because it would overheat and crash.
PhotoMorph 6 12 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 6:08PM
I had a commodore 16!

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