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Article #630 (635 is last):
From: Michael Current 
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
Subject: Hasbro Interactive Releases Rights to the Atari Jaguar Hardware
Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Date: Thu Jul 29 17:58:59 1999

HASBRO INTERACTIVE RELEASES RIGHTS TO THE ATARI JAGUAR HARDWARE PLATFORM

BEVERLY, MA (May 13, 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 Asteroids 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 and Nintendo 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 www.hasbro-interactive.com.

Atari is a trademark of Atari Interactive, Inc. a Hasbro affiliate. (c) 1999
Hasbro Interactive, Inc.







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