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Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby dosgamer000 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 07:32 pm

Speaking of Atari, is there a site that I can find the status of IPs/rights of video game franchieses (including Japanese), ILA? A while ago, Blood's IP "died" and no one could make another Blood-related product (I'm probably wrong as I don't remember everything exactly, correct me if I am.) I ask because I know a game that's kind of in the same boat as Blood right now and I want to know it's status.

About Jason Hall, he was in discussion with Atari regarding the rights and his updated version of Blood, right? I hope this won't interfere with Blood's future negativity as an open source (I think that's what he was pushing for) Blood would GREATLY help the community and Blood itself. Just look at what it did for Doom.
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby Tchernobog » Tue Jan 22, 2013 07:57 pm

This is actually a post duplicate Joe:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2548

dosgamer000 wrote:About Jason Hall, he was in discussion with Atari regarding the rights and his updated version of Blood, right? I hope this won't interfere with Blood's future negativity as an open source (I think that's what he was pushing for) Blood would GREATLY help the community and Blood itself. Just look at what it did for Doom.


Sorry to burst your bubble, but he was quite clear that he was not talking about a free software release. I agree that a source code release is almost always better than a modern port, but he quite clearly stated that was never on the table.

*goes back to playing dhewm3 and yamagi quake2*
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby N0t_mINe » Tue Jan 22, 2013 08:12 pm

just to reiterate tcherny's point, Zdemon was the Doom port Jace compared his project to. So it's going to be an exclusive community and port.
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby dosgamer000 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 08:19 pm

Tchernobog wrote:This is actually a post duplicate Joe:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2548

dosgamer000 wrote:About Jason Hall, he was in discussion with Atari regarding the rights and his updated version of Blood, right? I hope this won't interfere with Blood's future negativity as an open source (I think that's what he was pushing for) Blood would GREATLY help the community and Blood itself. Just look at what it did for Doom.


Sorry to burst your bubble, but he was quite clear that he was not talking about a free software release. I agree that a source code release is almost always better than a modern port, but he quite clearly stated that was never on the table.

*goes back to playing dhewm3 and yamagi quake2*


N0t_mINe wrote:just to reiterate tcherny's point, Zdemon was the Doom port Jace compared his project to. So it's going to be an exclusive community and port.


Yeah, I figured I was wrong about something, thanks for making it clear guys.
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby I Live...AGAIN » Tue Jan 22, 2013 09:16 pm

Tchernobog wrote:This is actually a post duplicate Joe:


What the heck?? I guess I should pay better attention next time *slaps self in the face*. Dusty told me about this but I swore I didnt see any posts here.

Sorry for news hijacking guys!
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby N0t_mINe » Wed Jan 23, 2013 06:41 am

@ Joe.

No worries man. I've done some news jacking myself recently with the Jace Hall port news stuff. It was short sighted on my part and I should have known better. All bridges under the water though so we'll use your post seeing as that's where the discussion is happening anyway.
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby Slink » Thu Jan 24, 2013 06:39 am

I thought of Blood as soon as I heard the news. :-/
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby ZedSlayer » Thu Jan 24, 2013 06:55 am

If they do go bankrupt, can't Jace or someone else just buy the rights? I figure it could work out like this THQ franchise selling thing.
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby I Live...AGAIN » Thu Feb 14, 2013 03:26 pm

As I expected. Atari has put a halt on Jason Hall's plan of whatever he was trying to do.

I hope he doesn't stop trying but it looks dead for now.
Quote from another forum:
Dear Blood Community:

I just got an unusually short, one sentence e-mail from Atari, letting me know that given the current set of circumstances, they are choosing to decline to proceed.

Obviously, I am disappointed. Particularly given Atari's continued encouragement along with the amount of time, effort and correspondence that I have put into this venture.

The only thing that can be done at this point is to wait and see what happens with ATARI, and hope that they find themselves in a position and mindset to allow my efforts to continue on this matter at a future date.

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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby dosgamer000 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 06:50 pm

What a shame...but at least Mr. Hall tried. Even so, they could still have a change of heart like he said. I hope for the best.
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby Tchernobog » Fri Feb 15, 2013 05:45 am

Colour me not surprised. :|
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby I Live...AGAIN » Sat Feb 16, 2013 05:09 pm

For those with cash to burn, it seems you actually could buy the IP rights to Blood.
Atari seems to be selling everything:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/01/21/atari-us-files-for-bankruptcy-sells-assets-logo/
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby Tchernobog » Sat Feb 16, 2013 08:40 pm

How large is Jace's chequebook? Actually, come to think of it, he could also go the crowd-funding route when it comes to magicking up some cash for this, assuming he could nail down a price. I am sure there are enough people interested that something like a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign could generate a not that large but still respectable sum when it comes to actually buying the rights. Assuming he could get a reliable estimate.
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Re: Atari filing for bankruptcy.....AGAIN

Postby da_weezle » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:38 am

Mommy, it's just never going to happen, is it?
- Son, there are times in life when you just have to "accept".

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