Atari, the video game giant responsible for classic video games like Pong and Asteroids, recently announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to reports, filing for bankruptcy was simply one aspect of an overall plan to split from parent company, Infogrames, which merged with Atari back in 2008. The end game, so to speak, is to allow Atari to operate independently and pursue a digital/mobile market, rather than the home console market which made them a household name back in the '80s. News sources suggest the separation, and move into the mobile games arena, came about after Atari netted profits in both 2011 and 2012, whereas the firm had been unprofitable for almost 10 years prior. As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, Atari will begin selling off its assets over the next few months.
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