Atari Acquires Intellivision

Atari announces it has acquired the Intellivision brand. The current version of Atari uses the name of the now-defunct original company, but that's okay, because the same is true of Intellivision. There's another small twist here, as the original Intellivision was Mattel's console system launched in 1979 as a direct competitor to the original Atari 2600. The announcement notes this, humorously saying this news puts an end to that console war:
Atari® — one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — announced today it has purchased the Intellivision brand and certain games from Intellivision Entertainment LLC. Intellivision Entertainment LLC will rebrand and continue its business of developing and distributing the Amico brand game console with a license from Atari to continue to distribute new versions of the Intellivision games on the Amico console.

Atari will seek to expand digital and physical distribution of legacy Intellivision games, potentially create new games, and explore brand and licensing opportunities as part of a long-term plan to create value from the Intellivision properties.

“Uniting Atari and Intellivision after 45 years ends the longest-running console war in history,” said Mike Mika, Studio Head at Digital Eclipse, an Atari-owned game studio.
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May 24, 2024, 11:44
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May 24, 2024, 11:44
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For all of the younger members here who wonder why we older people seem to think boomer shooters and similar retro games still look great, look up what the games that we were raised on looked like. By comparison these newer games are basically magic.
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May 24, 2024, 11:10
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Jivaro wrote on May 23, 2024, 23:20:
I came here to make a joke about the oldest running console war in the industry.....and forgot that I am not the only old person here.

Heh, same here - I had an Intellivision back in the early 80's - their Soccer and AD&D games were great.
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May 24, 2024, 08:56
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It's always nice when the zombies turn on themselves
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May 24, 2024, 08:09
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Melancholic memories of simpler, wonderfully exciting times.
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May 24, 2024, 05:21
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May 24, 2024, 05:21
 
Atari is like me at a Flea Market, finding deals on old things that I would put into a collection, holds some sentimental value, or I could conceivably use.

I was aware of the intellivision back in the day. But my family had a caleco as our first „home console“ I had Ataris cause they were dirt cheap. But then the NES came along and well that changed everything.
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May 23, 2024, 23:51
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May 23, 2024, 23:51
 
Imagine being someone who works for Intellivision and having to explain to others what you do and wondering why the company you work for even still exists. What a weird life that would be.

We had an Intellivision when I was a kid. It's the only console I ever had growing up. I remember Bouncing Babies and Ribbitt. Good times.
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May 23, 2024, 23:20
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May 23, 2024, 23:20
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I came here to make a joke about the oldest running console war in the industry.....and forgot that I am not the only old person here.
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May 23, 2024, 20:29
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May 23, 2024, 20:29
 
What a headline! Even decades later. Mirrors IGN's purchase of Eurogamer etc this week. May Digital Foundry survive.
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May 23, 2024, 19:07
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May 23, 2024, 19:07
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Uniting Atari and Intellivision after 45 years ends the longest-running console war in history"

Whew... that Atari/Intellivision war that had been going on was just raging non-stop before this merger. I am relieved that it's over now.
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May 23, 2024, 18:28
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JTW wrote on May 23, 2024, 13:15:
Wow, that's like Sony acquiring XBox - well, 40 years later, after both companies are out of the console business. Still, the twist is the same.

Dunno what you're talking about Tommy Tallarico told us that the "Amico Rocket is on the Launch Pad and just needs to be fueled up!" over the course of like six crowdfunding pushes.
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May 23, 2024, 15:19
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ohhh fuck yes, cant wait for the Cloudy Mountain remaster! The first multiplayer open world RPG from the golden age of gaming when there was no BUG, perfect graphics at 4k 144FPS, and amazing sound. Also this game didn't have any woke bullshit in it.
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May 23, 2024, 15:16
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JTW wrote on May 23, 2024, 13:15:
Wow, that's like Sony acquiring XBox - well, 40 years later, after both companies are out of the console business. Still, the twist is the same.
Also, not just out of the console business, but having gone through bankruptcy with random investors snatching up the names and IPs for nearly no money.
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May 23, 2024, 15:16
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"Uniting Atari and Intellivision after 45 years ends the longest-running console war in history"

Was this before or after Atari destroying the video games industry? Technically, it would be 43 years.
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May 23, 2024, 14:43
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JTW wrote on May 23, 2024, 13:15:
Wow, that's like Sony acquiring XBox - well, 40 years later, after both companies are out of the console business. Still, the twist is the same.
I was going to say that 40 years ago this would have been huge news. Today it's just, "meh".
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May 23, 2024, 14:41
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I remember encountering an Intellivision only once, at someone else's house, and it was totally unfamiliar and a bit exotic. The only things I can remember (barely!) are the funky controller, BurgerTime, and some weird surgery game. A distant past.

How strange it seems that anyone would care about acquiring the brand at this point.
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May 23, 2024, 14:24
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I remember seeing the Intellivision at stores back in the day... it was something i only dreamed of having. i finally got to play one for a short period of time at a friends house. It was AWESOME!

I hope they do something cool with the acquisition.
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May 23, 2024, 14:15
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May 23, 2024, 14:15
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New name nominations:

🎮 Inatarivision
🅰 Atari-vision
💝 AV Studios

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May 23, 2024, 14:01
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This would mean something if it was the real Atari doing the acquiring, not the zombie Atari Vivendi became after renaming themselves.
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May 23, 2024, 13:39
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May 23, 2024, 13:15
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Wow, that's like Sony acquiring XBox - well, 40 years later, after both companies are out of the console business. Still, the twist is the same.
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