Atari: Soulja Boy claims to buy the company, but it's all false

Atari: Soulja Boy claims to buy the company, but it's all false


By now we hear a lot of strange stories around the web. Especially when it comes to video games and self-centered personalities. Just think of what happened lately with the Abandoned case that really left a bitter taste in the mouth of the entire gamer community and beyond. What happened in the past few hours, however, is incredible, even reaching comic lines. It's all about Atari.

In fact, in the past few hours it seems that rapper Soulja Boy, already known in the gaming industry for having presented his "console" line, would have said the purchase of the company. All this would happen after the presentation of its consoles and the company's interest in what the rapper had brought to everyone's eyes. Obviously, Atari's response was not long in coming, with a sudden tweet in which they confirm that the company's CEO has absolutely not changed, on the contrary.

Obviously, in our opinion, he is simply a person with enough following , who wanted to make a joke or who is traveling too much for hyperbole and thinks he is a great entrepreneur in the world of video games. But obviously we don't need confirmation from Atari, because the most attentive to this market already know the truth.

We know that CEO of Atari is a dream job, but that honor belongs to Wade Rosen

- Atari (@atari) August 20, 2021

Also a few days ago a new version of Amiga Mini was also announced that will arrive on the market and will allow you to play original titles already installed on the console, but also titles that you own and put them directly on the console. Here nostalgia strikes again and thousands of veterans are ready to buy! What do you think of the whole Atari thing? And above all of everything that revolves around the rapper who occasionally gives voice to these "pearls"?

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Soulja Boy Claims To Have Bought Atari

We’ve known for a while that Soulja Boy is a gamer at heart – back in the day he took to his YouTube channel to promote then then-recently-released Braid (including the iconic observation “there ain’t no point to the game”), and more recently he took it upon himself to launch his own consoles, the SouljaGame Console, the SouljaGame Fuze and the SouljaGame Handheld. Now, however, it seems that the rapper has taken a huge step up in the gaming industry, as he claims to have bought the classic gaming company Atari.

Atari VCS Atari System

Taking to Instagram Live in an Atari hoodie and hat a few days ago, Soulja Boy announced that he now owns Atari, having received an offer from them after his own game console venture impressed them. he also revealed that he was planning on selling the SouljaGame company for $140 million. Soulja Boy has apparently signed two contracts with Atari, leaving him as the owner of the company.

Soulja Boy has had a somewhat troubled past in the video game development scene – despite his attestations, the SouljaGame console family came under massive criticism when they launched back in 2018, which (along with legal threats from a number of studios) lead to the consoles being briefly made unavailable for purchase. However, Soulja Boy bounced back in 2019, with the launch of the SouljaHandheld (definitely not a PS Vita. Nope. Not at all.)

Probably the most defining feature of the SouljaGame consoles is their, uh, uncanny resemblance to other consoles, with the SouljaGame Console and the SouljaGame Fuze resembling the Xbox One, and the SouljaGame Handheld looking a whole lot like the PS Vita. When it comes to the actual games available on the consoles, well, they’re no Playdate. The consoles are essentially emulators, running ROMs that were quite often pirated. This was the catalyst for Nintendo getting in contact with SouljaBoy, and while we don’t know exactly what was said between the two, the SouljaGame consoles were taken down from the SouljaWatch store soon after.

Whether or not SouljaBoy has actually taken control of Atari has yet to be seen – but if he has, things are certainly set to change at the legendary company.