So who is Atari these days? I know it's not the original company, last I remember Infogrammes gobbled up the rights to Microprose, Hasbro and Atari. Infogrammes renamed to Microprose, then released that abomination of a game in Master of Orion 3 and shortly there after renamed their company Atari, but are they still the same company? Or did they go bankrupt and get gobbled up elsewhere?
That said they're not going to build any hotels, they're going to enter into agreement with existing hotel chains, re-theme the hotel, and call it an "Atari hotel" similar to the same way Nickelodeon did in the mid-2000s, and if they don't learn from that history they will be doomed to repeat it. That said, unless they get one near where major gaming conventions occur I can't see this as being profitable in the least, and even then something like Blizzcon in Anaheim those hotels are not having any issues with staying open due to a certain other big "event" that's near by.
So how's the Atari VCS coming along?
Boomers.I’m not sure why anyone would want to continue using the name Atari. It isn’t like it’s synonymous with success.
At any rate, I’m not sure why anyone thinks game themed hotels would be a good idea. The whole reason arcades died in the first place is because people would rather game in the comfort of their own home.
I'd stay there, I actually go to Phoenix from time to time. It's a magical place with In N Out and Wattaburger or however the fuck you spell it. Amazing.
Sure, there's some occasional nostalgia for $20-$30 that sells.Atari branded tshirts, hats and retro consoles are still sold allover the world so as a brand Atari is still doing well.
damn straight. I was in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago for work and had all kinds of fancy meals with coworkers. The best meal I had all week was all by myself in an In N Out burger.