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Legends Gamer Series
AtGames Digital Media Inc. is an Americanvideo game and video game console manufacturer, best known for their Legends Ultimate Arcade and the creator of the connected arcade. Since 2011, AtGames has produced and marketed the Atari-licensed dedicated home video game console series Atari Flashback under license from Atari, Inc.. They also produced ColecoVision and Intellivision Flashback consoles, and have worked with Sega on multiple different handhelds and retro consoles.
In August 2014, GameFly announced through a statement on its website, that AtGames had acquired its online games distribution service. AtGames relaunched this service under the name Direct2Drive in late 2014. In December 2014, it was announced that through one of its subsidiaries, Silver Lining Systems, AtGames had purchased the IP to Calxeda, is using the technology to build fabric interconnects for A1100-powered servers.
In 2005, AtGames began its relationship with Sega to produce various consoles and handhelds based on Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, and Sega Genesis properties. In 2017, the company released their first HD-based Sega console, the Sega Genesis Flashback, based on Sega's Genesis console. It had wireless controllers, a cartridge slot for the console's game's, and slots for the console's controllers.
In August 2019, AtGames acquired the royalty interest owed to General Computer Corporation's (GCC) for Ms. Pac-Man. In 2019, Bandai Namco Entertainment sued AtGames for use of Ms. Pac-Man, false advertising and copyright infringement. In November 2019, United States District Court Judge Vince Chhabria denied Bandai Namco's request for a preliminary injunction. In a strongly-worded order, Judge Chhabria ruled that, "Bandai's likelihood of success on the merits is questionable at best," and its "allegations of reputational harm fall somewhere between speculative and fanciful." On October 27, 2020, a U.S. federal court dismissed Bandai Namco's lawsuit against AtGames over IP rights in Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man games. In November of 2020, AtGames reintroduced the popular Bandai Namco Arcade Blast!.
Starting in 2018, AtGames has released many kinds of HDMI dongle "Mini Console Sticks", bundled with Sega Genesis-like controllers dubbed "Flashback Blast!" These consoles contain multiple games from different companies, such as Bandai Namco, Atari and Taito. Starting in 2019, the consoles included games licensed from Disney including Tron, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, and the Star Wars games.
In November 2019, AtGames released the 66-inch tall Legends Ultimate, the first connected arcade, arcade cabinet, containing 350 built-in and licensed arcade games. The cabinet has a 24-inch HD screen. In December 2019, AtGames announced a service known as ArcadeNet to offer players games on demand for streaming, download, and purchase.
In August 2020, AtGames announced the Legends Ultimate 1.1 would be hitting retail on August 31, 2020. The revamped arcade features a library of 300 titles, including iconic hits from Atari, Data East, Jaleco, The Tetris Company, and Disney.
In September 2020, AtGames announced the Legends Gamer products, including the Legends Gamer Mini, Legends Gamer and Legends Gamer Pro. The Legends Gamer Mini comes with 100 classic arcade and home video games and the Legends Gamer and Legends Gamer Pro come with 150 classic arcade and home video games including titles from Disney, Taito, and The Tetris Company.