Infogrames and Atari announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to merge in the hope of strengthening Atari under Infogrames' new management team, bringing to a close a period of financial underperformance for Atari, and delivering a platform for future growth in North America.
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Last week SCi entered into an agreement with Warner Bros. but it seems it was not the only offer on the table. Infogrames has presented the SCi Board with a detailed indicative offer that it believes has the potential to be significantly value enhancing to both SCi's and Infogrames' shareholders. Unfortunately the SCi Board has declined, at this stage, to entertain Infogrames' offer.
Atari announced that it received a letter from Infogrames, its majority shareholder, regarding a non-binding expression of intent to acquire the outstanding common stock of Atari that it does not yet own.
Having left his position as President of Sony's Worldwide Studios last week it was already rumored Phil Harrison would resurface in a new position this week. Infogrames announces the appointment of Phil Harrison as President and Directeur Général Délégué of Infogrames Entertainment, reporting to David Gardner.
Infogrames announces that during its meeting on Jan. 30, 2008, the Board accepted the resignation of its Chairman and CEO Patrick Leleu, who will be replaced by former EA executive David Gardner, effective immediately.
Infogrames announced that its Board appointed Patrick Leleu Chairman and CEO of the Group following the departure of founder and Chairman of the company, Bruno Bonnell, who resigned from his positions as Chairman, CEO and Director of Infogrames and also leaves all his positions within Atari and the Infogrames group of companies.
On September 8, 2006, Infogrames concluded an agreement with its main bank creditors and bondholders, thus allowing to set up a financial restructuring plan, to significantly reduce its financial indebtedness, to restore its equity and to provide a cash level appropriate to its operating needs.
by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2003 May 16th
Video game publisher Atari said on Friday it signed a deal to sell its Humongous Entertainment studio business for $10.3 million to Atari's controlling parent, France's Infogrames Entertainment.
Hasbro and Infogrames jointly announced today that Hasbro has reacquired the digital gaming rights for its properties for $65 million. These rights were previously held by Infogrames on an exclusive basis as a result of a license agreement entered into concurrently with their purchase of Hasbro Interactive and Games.com from Hasbro in December of 2000.
- Deer Hunter (PS2)
- Horizons (PC)
- Tonka Town (PC)
- Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide (PC)
- Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil (PC)
Latest screens from Atari (Infogrames) @ E3 here!
Already rumored earlier this week, it is now slowly becoming fact.Franco-American video game publisher Infogrames Inc., in an effort to increase its profile with consumers by reaching back into gaming history, on Wednesday said it would change its name to Atari. To mark the new Atari Inc. and the new ticker symbol 'ATAR', Chief Executive Bruno Bonnell is set to open the Nasdaq on Wednesday. On top of that i have noticed that one of my PR contact changed the Infogrames account to Atari.
MCV UK reports that Infogrames will be making the switch to the Atari brand name tomorrow (May 7th). As the firm prepares to ship a staggering 3.5m units of Enter The Matrix around the world, strong rumours of a name-switch to Atari have been growing for some time – with logic suggesting that an announcement would be made at the looming E3 trade show in Los Angeles. It appears, however, that the switch will be completed ahead of the show, giving Infogrames staff a little time to get used to the new corporate identity ahead of the LA expo.
Austrian software developer and publisher JoWooD Productions Software AG today announced the conclusion of an exclusive agreement with Infogrames for the international marketing of their role-play game sensation "Gothic II". With the exception of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the agreement covers the worldwide publishing, marketing and distribution of the title.
Infogrames, Inc. announced today that the highly-anticipated and long-awaited sequel in the space epic Master of Orion 3 has been experiencing pre-orders significantly above expectations, and the game will ship out to retail stores globally, to more than 20 major countries around the world.
Infogrames, Inc. announced today that it has optioned the film and television rights to its Driver video game franchise to Constantin Film, the leading independent production and distribution company in Germany. Impact Pictures, a subsidiary of Constantin, is slated to produce the motion picture.
Infogrames Europe and Thrustmaster are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to take aim at the world of Xbox gaming with two exclusive new offerings for hours of adrenaline-filled excitement. Thrustmaster will launch its Beretta 92FS light gun for Xbox to coincide with Infogrames' European release of The House of the Dead III, the latest installment in Sega's blockbuster series and the first Xbox title to feature light gun support.
Atari Interactive today announced they will be releasing the much-anticipated hit Japanese game Ikaruga for the Nintendo GameCube next generation console system. With an MSRP of $39.99, Ikaruga is expected to land in America in April 2003. Read more for details ...
Infogrames Entertainment today releases its preliminary fiscal 2003 half-year revenue. The Group expects to release its fiscal 2003 half-year results for the period ending December 31, 2002 on February 13, 2003.. Scarcely riveting reading, but there's mention of Unreal 2 and Ikaruga.
Infogrames, Inc. has announced the release of Steel Tide and Pacific Gunner, two new games for the PC, steeped in fast-paced, authentic battle action. Pacific Gunner (MSRP $19.99) brings fast-paced WWII arcade-style warfare against wave after wave of Japanese attacks in the Pacific and Steel Tide (MSRP $19.99) is high seas naval warfare at its best. The game follows the exploits of the R.M.S. Triumphant, a highly modified T-class submarine armed to the teeth with devastating torpedoes, blistering anti-aircraft and a powerful deck gun.
We received a bunch of screens today from Infogrames and from following Game Boy Advance and Nintendo GameCube games:
- Virtua Tennis (GBA) -- 9 screens
- The Revenge of Shinobi (GBA) -- 9 screens
- Super Monkey Ball Jr. (GBA) -- 19 screens
- Pinball of the Dead (GBA) -- 12 screens
- Micro Machines (GBA) -- 16 screens
- Super Monkey Ball 2 (NGC) -- 15 screens
- Sonic Mega Collection (NGC) -- 21 screens
- Skies of Arcadia Legends (NGC) -- 3 screens
- Micro Machines (NGC) -- 12 screens
Infogrames, Inc. and Dritte/Vierte Boll Kino Beteiligungs-GmbH & Co KG (Boll Kino) today announced a deal that will take Infogrames' horror classic, ALONE IN THE DARK from the computer screen to the big screen. Infogrames has sold Boll Kino the theatrical feature film rights to the game, which created and spawned the survival-horror gaming genre that exists today.
The newest issue of Computer Games magazine has a brief article on an upcoming Dungeons & Dragons PC RPG called "The Temple Of Elemental Evil". Based on a classic 1985 D&D pen-and-paper module from its creator Gary Gygax, the article states that the developer of the game will be Trokia, who previously developed the "steampunk" RPG Arcanum. The game is scheduled to be released via publisher Infogrames in the latter half of 2003, according to the report (thanks HomeLan).
Defy the tormented undead in The House of the Dead III this winter. Load your shotgun and prepare to take on the terror, as you explore a post-apocalyptic wasteland of unrelenting horror. Fans and new comers alike will be thrilled at the beautifully rendered gore, time-sensitive gameplay and a wide variety of branching paths.
The number one leader in the outdoor sports genre, Infogrames, Inc. is delivering the next generation of highly anticipated outdoor sports games to loyal fans country wide. The creator of the best-selling outdoor sports franchise has raised the bar with its next three releases: Deer Hunter 2003, Trophy Hunter 2003, and Bird Hunter 2003, all at retailers this October.
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