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Atari Inc. appoints new CEO

North American publisher Atari Inc has appointed Jim Wilson as its new CEO. Wilson joins from Sony BMG’s home entertainment business, Sony Wonder. He has previously held posts as president of Universal Interactive and as EVP/general manager of Worldwide Studios for Vivendi Universal Games. Wilson replaces Curtis G. Solsvig III, …

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Phil Harrison brings surge of confidence to Atari UK

Atari’s UK managing director Jeremy Wigmore has told MCV that the combination of the publisher’s new global bosses David Gardner and Phil Harrison has given the domestic office a surge of confidence”. But Wigmore was also quick to warn his team against thinking it will be an easy ride to …

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Another big name steps up at Atari

2008’s impressive staff recruitment drive at Atari and parent Infogrames shows no sign of stopping – as Mathias Hautefort is promoted to head of global distribution. Hautefort, who MCV enjoyed an exclusive interview with earlier this year, will look after distribution in the US, Europe and Asia. He moves up …

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INTERVIEW: David Gardner

David Gardner has made quite an impact already since his appointment – he’s already outlined his plans to ‘reboot’ the company , gone on record to speak about Atari’s struggling US division and had a swipe at EA and Activision. Now, MCV brings you the full interview – click here …

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Gardner slams treadmill publishing

Atari has no plans to take on the likes of EA and Activision Blizzard at their own game – instead, Gardner believes that Atari can be fleet of foot and forge its own path, without the restrictions that traditionally face larger corporations. My goal is not to go head on …

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US divison is problematic, says Gardner

While setting out his vision for a new Atari, CEO David Gardner admitted that the firm’s US-based operation has lost Infogrames money – but insists that there will be no sell-off within the loss-making division. It’s true it has lost plenty of money,” he told MCV. We don’t directly control …

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Gardner: Were rebooting Atari

One killer title per quarter, a revolutionary online portal, more open dialogue with Atari’s US operation and a ramping up of its distribution business were just some of the targets Gardner outlined in an exclusive interview with MCV earlier this week. But first and foremost, Gardner plans to push the …

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David Gardner named as new Atari CEO

Patrick Leleu, chairman and CEO of Atari brand-owner Infogrames, has resigned from his post effective immediately – and former EA man David Gardner has been named as his replacement. An Electronic Arts exec for over 25 years, most recently EVP and COO of EA Worldwide Studios, Gardner recently left the …

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