The modern form of Atari is a zombie: a bunch of post-glory companies that have acquired the assets and IP addresses of one of the greats and use them in all sorts of slightly questionable ways. We’ve had Atari casinos, concepts for Atari hotels, dedicated to cryptography, the good launch of the good-looking but very expensive Atari VCS, and recently, of course, Atari came in. and NFT.
Well, if all this wasn’t crazy enough, now rapper Soulja Boy has gone on social media to claim that he, the only Soulja Boy, now owns Atari. He also makes it quite explicit: "I own Atari. The first rapper to ever own a video game company."
Soulja Boy adds that apparently Atari will buy the console company Soulja Boy for about $ 140 million.
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"I signed two agreements with Atari," says Soulja Boy, before urging his followers to find Atari on twitter. "We'll take it to the next level, we'll know what I'm saying."
It's not that the acquisition of Atari was the only announcement of Soulja Boy Day. "I just signed Tom Hanks' son, Chet Hanks, who came out with some fire music."
I guess I have to respect the commotion. Now, Atari itself seems to have been unaware of this change in affairs, and shortly after, Soulja Boy's announcement went to his own Twitter account to clarify that current CEO Wade Rosen is still CEO (at more than one major shareholder). .
We know that the CEO of Atari is a dream job, but that honor belongs to Wade RosenAugust 20, 2021
That didn’t stop Soulja Boy, who in addition to posting his usual jokes on Twitter last night, took the time to post an article repeating that he’s the first rapper to own a gaming company.
What exactly happens here is as clear as the mud, though if one thing seems certain, it’s that Soulja Boy doesn’t own Atari. I contacted Atari to ask about the nature of their agreements with Soulja Boy: the company simply pointed me to Atari's "recent tweet on the matter".