Atari files for bankruptcy in the US

Atari's US-based video-game-making businesses have filed for bankruptcy protection in Manhattan with the intention of separating from its unprofitable French parent.

21st January, 2013
Atari was founded in 1972 and became a pioneer in arcade and video games.

Atari's US-based video-game-making businesses have filed for bankruptcy protection in Manhattan with the intention of separating from the unprofitable French parent and seeking independent funding.

New York-based Atari, maker of video games “Pong” and “Asteroids,” as well as affiliates Atari Interactive,

Humongous and California U.S. Holdings, asked to be jointly administered in filings today in US Bankruptcy Court, according to a statement.

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