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hpr2474 :: Open Source Gaming #3 The Atari Jaguar

Episode 3 is about the Atari Jaguar which has been open source since 1999

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Hasbro Releases Jaguar Publishing Rights
Dana Henry
Hasbro Interactive

Beverly, MA (May 14, 1999) - Leading entertainment software publisher, 
Hasbro Interactive announced today it has released all rights that it 
may have to the vintage Atari hardware platform, the Jaguar.

Hasbro Interactive acquired rights to many Atari properties, including 
the legendary Centipede, Missile Command, and Pong games, in a March 
1998 acquisition from JTS Corporation.

This announcement will allow software developers to create and publish 
software for the Jaguar system without having to obtain a licensing 
agreement with Hasbro Interactive for such platform development. 
Hasbro Interactive cautioned, however, that the developers should not 
use the Atari trademark or logo in connection with their games or 
present the games as authorized or approved by Hasbro Interactive.

"Hasbro Interactive is strictly focused on developing and publishing 
entertainment software for the PC and the next generation game 
consoles," said Richard Cleveland, Head of Marketing for Hasbro 
Interactive's Atari Business Unit. "We realize there is a passionate 
audience of diehard Atari fans who want to keep the Jaguar system alive, 
and we don't want to prevent them from doing that. We will not interfere 
with the efforts of software developers to create software for the 
Jaguar system."

Hasbro Interactive, Inc. is a leading all-family interactive games 
publisher, formed in 1995 to bring to life on the computer the deep 
library of toy and board games of parent company, Hasbro, Inc. (ASE:HAS). 
Hasbro Interactive has expanded its charter to include original and 
licensed games for the PC, the Playstation(R) and Nintendo(R) 64 game 
consoles and for multi-player gaming over the internet. Headquartered 
in Beverly, Massachusetts, Hasbro Interactive has offices in the U.K., 
France, Germany, Japan and Canada. For more information, visit the 
Hasbro Interactive Web site at


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Comment #1 posted on 2018-01-24 04:01:28 by dodddummy

They won't sell.

How did I miss this from Hasbro Interactive? Cool.

As for making a new console which will play the old cartridges, I don't think that would be economically feasible and doubt many would buy them. In my experience people who want to play on real hardware, want the actual hardware.

Perhaps this will change as more and more old systems die out. In the case of the 2600, while I lost countless hours of my youth to it, there are only a handful of 2600 games worth playing.

I don't see any major player creating such a system. Perhaps a small, expensive runs, which would make most people use emulators on machines they already have.

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