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Atari was doomed anyway. 33 53.23%
 
They might have survived. 11 17.74%
 
No crash => dark age of gaming. 11 17.74%
 
They would've thrived an... 1 1.61%
 
Atari 6900? 6 9.68%
 
Total:62

Simple-ish question. I demand answers!!!!1

Atari should've had control over 3rd party titles and should've let games be finished for release. I think that if the latter happened maybe people would've seen that almost everything not made by Atari or Activision is **** and shovelware would be nonexistent, and thus they would've lived happily ever after... ƒín

While we all know that the industry is going to crash again in 2016 and in 2018 Atari will release the 6900, thus starting a new gaming empire that will last 1000 generations, i am wondering how that domination could have come sooner. What do you think? Was Atari doomed from the start? Or did they have a chance to save themselves?

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Even if they could, I'm just glad they didn't.



Everyone could have stopped that from happening but they were busy milking consumers with crappy products  and one day noone not even the idiots could be fooled in buying that crap anymore.

Same shit is happening right now the only difference is that the industry is pumping alot of money into marketing so people dont realize that the stuff they buy is crap



JazzB1987 said:

Everyone could have stopped that from happening but they were busy milking consumers with crappy products  and one day noone not even the idiots could be fooled in buying that crap anymore.

Same shit is happening right now the only difference is that the industry is pumping alot of money into marketing so people dont realize that the stuff they buy is crap

It makes me sad to say that you're right :/



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fory77 said:
JazzB1987 said:

Everyone could have stopped that from happening but they were busy milking consumers with crappy products  and one day noone not even the idiots could be fooled in buying that crap anymore.

Same shit is happening right now the only difference is that the industry is pumping alot of money into marketing so people dont realize that the stuff they buy is crap

It makes me sad to say that you're right :/

not even close, theres awesome games each year and a shit ton of really good ones.

To bad gamers have become such whiney princeses that unless its ME2 or TloU good they whine like the sky is falling.



I love these topics.
Another huge problem during the time was the large number of consoles around at the time, and the fact that their were no rules to the market. We had dog food companies making games about picking up dog poop it sounds as good as does. There was no internet and very few gaming related articles, so people went to the store having no idea what they were getting into. Making matters worse Galaga a good game costs say 30-50$, then in a bargin bin you could buy 5 terrible games for 25$.

I don't think Atari could've controlled the market so disorganized, but they could've survived if they did better with their own games keeping peoples faith in them, putting more effort into 5200 with a better controllers, more games, and moving beyond the 2600. The crash would've still come, but they would've been much better off by the time Nintendo came.



I don´t think so man, it was a harsh start for the gaming big bussiness, all the other players where to blame, not only Atari.
But, well, they are part of History, that is a honor.



My grammar errors are justified by the fact that I am a brazilian living in Brazil. I am also very stupid.

fory77 said:

Simple-ish question. I demand answers!!!!1

Atari should've had control over 3rd party titles and should've let games be finished for release. I think that if the latter happened maybe people would've seen that almost everything not made by Atari or Activision is **** and shovelware would be nonexistent, and thus they would've lived happily ever after... ƒín

While we all know that the industry is going to crash again in 2016 and in 2018 Atari will release the 6900, thus starting a new gaming empire that will last 1000 generations, i am wondering how that domination could have come sooner. What do you think? Was Atari doomed from the start? Or did they have a chance to save themselves?

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They did acttually on another universe, if you believe in that theory

But in this reality they could not, look what happen to ATARI now, are they  surviving with their company (even without the hardware division)?

Even if they survive another company and another country had a chance to tacle the competiton.