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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on May 14 2009 - 12:20

Atari's operations will be limited to the US only as Namco Bandai makes a move to acquire Atari Europe...

Atari's global operations will soon be narrowed down to the US only as Namco Bandai is reportedly set to acquire Atari Europe from parent company Infogrames next month.

Having already acquired a 34 percent stake in Atari Europe last year, Namco Bandai is now expected to purchase the remaining 66% of the company next month (reports MCV), when it will be swallowed up by the newly formed Distribution Partners (a.k.a. Namco Bandai Partners).

Namco Bandai intends on distributing its titles throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand through this Distribution Partners firm, although early reports indicate that Atari Europe's current sales and marketing staff will be retained in the transition.

"We believe that DP will become a wholly-owned Namco Bandai games company soon, but this process requires time and we will comment further when we have an anticipated closing date," said Atari's European marketing boss, David Miller this week.

Atari Inc., the publisher's US division, will remain independent following the acquisition and is set to become the organisation's HQ, with Infogrames remaining as its parent company. Atari Inc. will now focus on its role as an online-centric content producer and retains its Cryptic studio, which specialises in MMOs, and an additional London studio that was opened in September.

Distribution Partners is now set to handle all Atari produced titles in Europe and eastern territories, which will include all non-PlayStation versions of Atari's Ghostbusters game, which are due later in the year.

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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 18th Sep 2009 17:48, Post No: 18

hi

 


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 16th Jun 2009 16:58, Post No: 17

Thanks for this review! I was so excited when I heard about this game that I picked up the Real Ghostbusters volume 1 on dvd from amazon to hold me over until the game's release. Sounds like it will be pretty great! Now I'm definitely going to get it.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 12th Jun 2009 20:19, Post No: 16

Poorly written review. Spelling and grammatical errors all over the place. 2/10. Will not read again.

 

But seriously, if TVG wants to take itself seriously, TVG needs to hire better writers. Discs don't "wur" in the disc drive, they "whir," as in "whirring."

And ending sentences with prepositions? Seriously?

 


By: SegaBoy

Added:Wed 13th May 2009 09:46, Post No: 15

I don't have any problem with Sony getting exclusive rights, it's what happens, it's just the fact it's so late in the day - it just doesn't make that much sense.


By: Jedi Master Duramatis

Added:Tue 12th May 2009 17:56, Post No: 14

wow. thats all i can say. wow. this is bull$hit. why would they hurt a cult classic game like this? if they did what they were supposed to and released it for all systems simultaneously they would have made mass money, but they went and f*cked it all up didnt they? thats why nobody likes sony and ps3. they are a bunch of money hungary wh#res. the only reason they did this is because the 360 and wii are kicking the ps3"s a$$


By: SegaBoy

Added:Tue 12th May 2009 14:36, Post No: 13

Killed off my interest in the game.  I'm sure it was gonna just be a mediocre game rescued by the fact it's Ghostbusters, but the Sony exclusivity just doesn't make any sense to me...  What didn't they just pick it up entirely when Activision sold it is beyond me.


By: gfh-77

Added:Tue 12th May 2009 00:13, Post No: 12

more people wont like it now its only comming out on ps2 and ps3 the rest of the consoles will have to wait till next year before they get a chance to play this cult classic.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Mon 06th Apr 2009 13:23, Post No: 11

the only reason people dont like it it cause its not coming to there "psp"


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sun 18th Jan 2009 21:10, Post No: 10

kill all haterz!!!!!!!!

 

who ya gunna call?


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sun 18th Jan 2009 14:52, Post No: 9

sorry why do idiots keep moaning about cult classic movies and games based on them gohtbusts is 1 of my fave films apart from the goonies (was there a game released for that film) or spaceballs (again a starwars rip that was hilarious (i would love to see a game made for that film too) but yet all you idiots moaning about games based on old movies are also waiting patently for the jenesn 88 special in burnout paradise so i guess back to the future movies dont suck then.

yeah yeah yeah modern movies have all this great cg and stuff but starwars games have always been good even if the first films were way back in the 70's i dont see anyone moaning about that now even if there are people out there who dont like starwars.


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