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Atari to back away from boxed product

Atari has revealed that 90 per cent of its output will be online-only in a few years as it increasingly favours online titles over traditional retail. The publisher’s recent deal with Namco Bandai includes a clause which gives the Japanese developer and publisher the option to buy Infogrames’ distribution business …

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Atari: ‘We’ll be a billion dollar distributor’

Namco Bandai’s investment in Infogrames’ European and Asian distribution business will create an entirely new spin-off firm that could bring up to a quarter of the European trade’s games to market. That was the message from Infogrames CEO David Gardner as he revealed his company’s intentions to MCV. Namco Bandai …

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Infogrames strikes Namco Bandai deal

Namco Bandai has acquired a 34 per cent stake in Infogrames’ European and Asian distribution operations, in turn creating a new ‘standalone entity’ that will handle the distribution of both businesses’ boxed product as well as other publishers’ titles. The newly-formed group will boast Infogrames’ existing global distribution network, and …

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Infogrames halves annual net losses

Atari parent Infogrames has halved its annual net losses from €103.1 million in FY2006/2007 to €51.1 million for this fiscal year. The firm has also forecast a return to profitability within 18 months. Operating losses were also cut year-on-year, from €61.8million to €45.5million. Revenues hit €290.7 million a decrease from …

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Apple Europe boss joins Infogrames Board

Infogrames has hired another big-name exec to help see through the ‘Atari transformation’, with former Apple general manager and vice president of EMEA Pascal Cagni becoming an independent director on the firm’s Board. The company, currently in the midst of a transformative revamp around its Atari brand, earlier this year …

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Atari ditching single-player games

President of Atari parent Infogrames Phil Harrison has suggested that Alone In The Dark will be the publisher’s last ever single-player game. Harrison and Infogrames CEO David Gardner have both previously made allusions to a future based on ‘social’ gaming – and of Atari becoming leaders in the online gaming …

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Infogrames recruits new CFO

Infogrames has appointed Fabrice Hamaide as its new chief financial officer. Hamaide’s responsibilies include company finance, investor relations, financial communications, and legal and information technology functions. He will report directly to CEO David Gardner. Hamaide started his career in 1988 as a consultant for Ernst and Young, before working as …

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Infogrames Gardner predicts stable fiscal year

CEO of Atari parent Infogrames David Gardner has said that the company is still on track for a ‘stable’ 2007–2008 FY fiscal performance – and that it doesn’t expect significant losses compared to its previous year. The firm’s Q4 results are due on May 14 th , but have taken …

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