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Atari Sues Due to Bootleg Flashback 2 Console

posted Jul 13, 2011, 9:08 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Jul 13, 2011, 9:14 AM ]
I read some time back that Atari stopped production and sales of the Atari Flashback 2 console (which comes complete with 40 Atari 2600 games and prototypes) due to poor sales.  Apparently, Atari thought you couldn't make money selling the Flashback 2.  Now, they've filed a lawsuit.  Why?  Someone else is making money selling the Flashback 2.  Duh.

According to a nice article over at Gamasutra, "Atari Interactive has filed a $30 million lawsuit in a California district court against the owner and operator of distributor Tommo Inc., saying that the latter knowingly sold illegal knockoffs of its Flashback 2 console."
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