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June 26th, 2013, 13:16
According to a quote from Trent Oster on GameInformer we now have official confirmation that Atari is behind the request.

Beamdog suddenly removed the game from its own site and the App Store citing a legal issue with a publishing partner. While CEO Trent Oster told us that there's not much more he can say on the matter, he did reveal that it was at the request of Atari's legal team that the actions were taken.

"At the request of Atari legal we removed the game from sale on Beamdog and the App stores," Oster explained. "Atari is still selling the game through their channels. We're trying to remedy the situation and I'm hopeful we can come to an arrangement."
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Oh, what a surprise. Where is my LawyerBasher +3 when I need it the most?
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June 26th, 2013, 13:20
Atari are doing what they can to retain their popular public image
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June 26th, 2013, 13:40
Other than publishing the Witcher games, I can't think of anything positive Atari has done in nearly a decade.
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Other than publishing the Witcher games, I can't think of anything positive Atari has done in nearly a decade.
Publishing Mask of betrayer also.
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June 26th, 2013, 14:47
I'm sure it's because they still sell it in Germany (in an "Anthology" package) and don't want their selling to be crippled.

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June 26th, 2013, 15:05
I thinked Hasbro had recovered all the rights regarding the IE games…
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June 26th, 2013, 16:11
Sure glad I picked this up last year because it's gonna be in limbo hell now for years, sadly =xxxx.



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June 26th, 2013, 16:29
Try first to create a top-notch BG:EE that scores 90-95% on most sites, than complain dear Beamdog.
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Try first to create a top-notch BG:EE that scores 90-95% on most sites, than complain dear Beamdog.
Yeah, because an update of a 15 year old game is going to receive scores of 90-95% on most sites. That's a reasonable expectation.

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June 26th, 2013, 17:22
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Atari are doing what they can to retain their popular public image
Only for 22 days from now, then it's over and we don't have to mind any longer. Okay, just as long as it takes wrapping up this whole insolvency process.
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I'm sure it's because they still sell it in Germany (in an "Anthology" package) and don't want their selling to be crippled.
All european publishing of Atari titles is handled by third-party distributors. Atari withdrew from the European market in 2009, when they were selling all there distribution subsidiaries (or shutting them down). Atari is also earning money with BG:EE. The steam release is totally under their control, that's the reason it didn't get pulled like the Beamdog and iOS versions.

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June 26th, 2013, 17:25
Despite valiant efforts, our heroes were laid low by the slaps of flimsy parchment and much suffering was spread upon the gamer's realms. Thus didst yon barristers pontificate at great length amidst much gnashing of teeth.
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Despite valiant efforts, our heroes were laid low by the slaps of flimsy parchment and much suffering was spread upon the gamer's realms. Thus didst yon barristers pontificate at great length amidst much gnashing of teeth.
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I thinked Hasbro had recovered all the rights regarding the IE games…
So did I. Seems there was still a legal hellhole somewhere in there.
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June 26th, 2013, 20:40
Maybe some acid or fire will solve the Atari problem.
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June 26th, 2013, 21:09
I can hear it now on my shopping cart when I hit the purchase button:

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June 27th, 2013, 01:51
Can somebody use "turn undead" on Atari please?
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June 29th, 2013, 19:36
In this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4XVW6qcuzM,Tim Cain says Atari cut extra content on TOEE an blocked the patching of it.
Whatever their reasons were,it seems that being assholes is kind of their thing
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July 3rd, 2013, 05:35
Hmm. It's on sale -75% on Steam right now. Wonder if they resolved this or what? Or is it just the IOS version where there is a problem?
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July 3rd, 2013, 05:39
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Hmm. It's on sale -75% on Steam right now. Wonder if they resolved this or what? Or is it just the IOS version where there is a problem?
According to PC gamer:

"Strangely, you can still pick BG:EE up from Steam. Whether it’s due to be taken down is unclear, but the Steam release was handled by Atari instead of Beamdog, and so received no direct support."
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