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Atari Sells Civilization Franchise!

Discussion in 'Civ3 - General Discussions' started by Jon Shafer, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. Jon Shafer

    Jon Shafer Civilization 5 Designer

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  2. sourboy

    sourboy Awakening...

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    Interesting - does this effect the Civ IV project?
     
  3. WildFire

    WildFire amour

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    Why don't they sell it on ebay?
     
  4. Jon Shafer

    Jon Shafer Civilization 5 Designer

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    I imagine that it would in some way... Atari is the one that paid Firaxis to develop the game. If Firaxis bought the franchise, then that's great news. If it was sold to someone else, then essentially Firaxis has a new boss with a new place to get their paychecks from. ;)
     
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    sir_schwick Archbishop of Towels

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    The link says that Infogrames sold it, not Atari.
     
  7. Jon Shafer

    Jon Shafer Civilization 5 Designer

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    Atari = Infogrames. :p
     
  8. Jon Shafer

    Jon Shafer Civilization 5 Designer

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    15.5 million Euros capital gain... meaning 15.5 million more than they originally bought it for. Trying to look up and see how much that was...
     
  9. Jon Shafer

    Jon Shafer Civilization 5 Designer

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    Alright, found an article saying that Infogrames bought Civilization along with Hasbro for $100 million in 2000. How much of that they're assuming Civilization is worth is anyone's guess... I don't think they'd sell Civilization for 125 million dollars. ;)
     
  10. Scuffer

    Scuffer Scuffer says...

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    It'll depend on who buys it really. They could trust Firaxis to continue the work they done. Or they could demand changes changes all over the place. Obviously, that'll cost more.

    Wonder if this links in with the job opportunities at firaxis? Maybe the new owners have alsorts of plans, or shorter deadlines?
     
  11. Oruc

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    Nope!
     
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    Cilpot Pretentious Schmuck

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    I beg to differ! Atari is a really cool trademark :)
     
  13. Crimso

    Crimso ...aaaaaagh!

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    Yeah, what the hell is a 'grame' anyway?

    I just hope EA didn't buy up the rights. Imagine Pepsi as a luxury resource, and Cleo wearing a bikini in the Modern Age.
     
  14. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    I hate Electronic Arts for what they did to Westwood and the Command and Conquer series by extention. If they buy Civilization....say goodbye to it
     
  15. Jawz II

    Jawz II Oh Dear

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    to this day when i hear atari, i think of those 80s consoles, anyone else here had one of those?

    those were cool :)

    good to hear theyre still in bussines
     
  16. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    Yes! I had one of those when I was a little kid. Then we got Nintendo(but I still played the Atari, at least until it broke)
     
  17. Blackbird_SR-71

    Blackbird_SR-71 Spying from 85,000 ft

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    this could mean bad for the Civilization Franchise!

    darn what will happen now? and why did Infogrames sell the franchise?

    this could mean that a new patch is possible than before:)
     
  18. Sword_Of_Geddon

    Sword_Of_Geddon Mysterious Jungle Warrior

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    A new patch? Are there any bugs left with Conquests?
     
  19. The Last Conformist

    The Last Conformist Irresistibly Attractive

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    It's Infogrames? I've been reading it as "Infogames" for years ...

    Damn dyslexia.
     
  20. Jon Shafer

    Jon Shafer Civilization 5 Designer

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    Infogrames is a French company. The word is pronounced "Infogram." As to what it means... who knows. A lot of people mistook the name for "Infogames" or something similar.

    It's not the same company. Infogrames bought the old defunct Atari, and then since people DID associate the name with good things, changed their name. Also, the misconceptions about their name may have caused them to look in a new direction.

    Because they've been hard-hit financially, and this is a good way to make some cash.

    Don't hold your breath.
     

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