Generation: Gamerz Infogrames needs help!

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Can you believe that the people who make the Driver series, the Matrix games and Neverwinter Nights haven't made a profit since 1999? What the hell are the French doing to it? They owe something like $220 million in debt but I find it hard to believe that the holders of the Atari name can't get it together. Maybe this is a case of 'don't ask the gamers what they want' taking effect. Or maybe it's just terrible mismanagement of the whole damn game pipeline.

I mean these guys have Alone in the Dark and Dungeons & Dragons Online. They have Test Drive and Roller Coaster tycoon. How the hell can they not have money?

Well the Matrix games were pretty much crap so that was probably a loss.

The debt restructuring calls for some big fancy financial terms I'm not overly familiar with but from the looks of it they want to get a loan extension to operate until they can make some money. I'm guessing from the look of their lineup that they're hoping it will be between Christmas 2006 and March 2007, when the big push for the PS3 hits here in Europe.

Maybe part of the problem is that they're not making as many games as they are making gimmicks. Two of three releases for next month are boxed set editions of NeverWinter Nights (1&2) with pewter ring and artwork DVD etc. I imagine they'll be something like $60 or more each.

Though, reading about it, I wish I could afford it because I'm a huge NWN fan.

So if you've got some spare change lying about, pick up an Infogrames game or perhaps some shares of their stock which are at 0,25 Euro today or approximately 34 cents. Hell if I had some money I would do it because it can't really get much lower now can it?

I am not a stock analyst, nor am I a business analyst. My suggestions are just that, suggestions. If you take them seriously and lose your money, I cannot be held responsible. If you take them seriously and make a huge pile of cash... I accept donations heh.

 Here's the Atari upcoming games list:

September 2006
29 Sept BLACK BUCCANEER (PC) Action-Adventure
29 Sept BLACK BUCCANEER (Playstation 2) Action-Adventure

October 2006
20 Oct DRAGONBALLZ BUDOKAI TENKAICHI 2 (Playstation 2) Combat
20 Oct NEVERWINTER NIGHTS 2 LIMITED EDITION - CHAOTIC EVIL (PC) Role-playing Game
20 Oct NEVERWINTER NIGHTS 2 LIMITED EDITION - LAWFUL GOOD (PC) Role-playing Game

March 2007
01 Mar ALONE IN THE DARK (Xbox 360) Action-Adventure

TO BE DETERMINED:
Sept TBC RAINBOW ISLANDS EVOLUTION (PSP) Platform
August TBC SPACE INVADERS EVOLUTION (PSP) Arcade
Autumn TBC TEST DRIVE UNLIMITED (PSP) Racing
Oct TBC TEST DRIVE UNLIMITED (PC) Racing
Christmas 2006 ARTHUR & THE MINIMOYS (Gameboy Advance) Action-Adventure
Christmas 2006 ARTHUR & THE MINIMOYS (Nintendo DS) Action-Adventure
Christmas 2006 ARTHUR & THE MINIMOYS (PC) Action-Adventure
Christmas 2006 ARTHUR & THE MINIMOYS (Playstation 2) Action-Adventure
Christmas 2006 ARTHUR & THE MINIMOYS (PSP) Action-Adventure
November TBC BATTLEZONE (PSP) Arcade
November TBC HOT PXL (PSP) Party-game
July TBC ACE COMBAT ADANCE (Gameboy Advance) Combat
July TBC ATOMIC BETTY (Gameboy Advance) Platform
July TBC POPEYE Rush for Spinach (Gameboy Advance) Platform
August TBC REBELSTAR TACTICAL COMMAND (Gameboy Advance) Turn-based Strategy
July TBC SIGMA STAR SAGA (Gameboy Advance) Role-playing Game

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