You can even get pre made plastic cases, but dunno if those exist for the Pi 4 yet.
Atari is on track to lose by default in a lawsuit brought by the architect of its much-delayed VCS games console over unpaid wages. Rob Wyatt sued the iconic games company in April for failing to pay him months of wages, showing a Colorado court invoices that totaled $261,720. The company was served with a summons at its US …
I'm really sorry for the 12k people who have been conned out of their money, but it is more than obvious that they have been conned.
I do hope that the the scum who is the reason of this con will forever be remembered : Fred Chesnais. This guy is touted to be at the head of no less than FIVE companies.
I suggest that investors in those companies think twice before leaving their funds with such a lying loser.
The article does not make it terribly clear, so I'd like to confirm: is it correct that this company id *not* the Atari company from the 80s or thereabouts?
As I understand, it is a couple of people who bought(?) some of that company's intellectual property, perhaps just the name and logo, and then went to the crowdfunding sites to raise money. Is that more or less it?
He is actually right. Warner communications owned Atari until 1984, but they split the company into a consumer unit and arcade unit. They kept the arcade unit. When he bought the consumer unit, Atari created a new company, called "Atari Corporation", so yes, the original Atari to all intents and purposes, ceased to exist in 1984.
In the other article: https://www.theregister.com/2018/06/21/atari_interview_in_full/
I find it very educative, it should probably be used in marketing school as an example of what not to do.
Personally, it does lift up my spirits a bit. I am not a marketing person so I find it quite hard to deal with clients, the press and even with suppliers sometimes. But by god, do I feel adequate after hearing those tapes! At least I do not a) bullshit about the state of a product or b) waste other people's time with non-answers. I am guilty though of going into way too much detail and boring people to death with it.
It's always good to recognize when the eyes go dead and start to roll back into their heads. At that point I just throw in some hand waving magic and get to the point.
I just listened to those recordings too, enjoyed them as well. If this dude survives these lawsuits he might have a promising career in politics.
"People imagine that Atari remains a large company but in reality it is no more than a corporate shell with the rights to the Atari name, and has only two employees, both of which are marketing people and have no software or hardware development experience."
Wow, so they shrank since the last time I checked ? I remember Atari being a whopping 10 employees !
With 10, they probably could have re-badged a PI4 for gaming with a case, but with 2 cons, probably not any longer ...
Atari has won quite a few judgments itself against t-shirt companies printing images of Asteroids and Centipede. More than one of these was won by default, because the other party didn’t show up, just like Atari in this case. They also submitted a lot of documents under seal, unlike the Feargal Mac case, which had some embarrassing letters to Fred Chesnais. Links to the docket here: https://notmyatari.com/lawsuits
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