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Author: Kyle Sutton
Published: November 3, 2005
Fiscal reports. We love 'em, ok? There's nothing quite as fruitful for getting the mood going than with the sweet numbers of net revenue, soon after serenaded by a suave rundown of second quarter earnings, and... well, yeah. Ok, so financial statements can't quite hold a torch to TPS when it comes to wooing the ladies, but they can be surprisingly informative... and damn sexy. Atari's fiscal release issued today was just that (the former, that is), painting a clearer picture of what we can expect to see slither onto shelves next year.

"As expected, through the first half of fiscal 2006 we have released fewer titles compared to previous years and as a result have reported financial results below historical levels," wept Bruno Bonnell, Chairman, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Atari. "However, we have taken several definitive steps, including closing studios, providing projects with additional means and selling certain non-core assets, which we anticipate will position Atari properly to take full advantage of the business cycle."

Among the collection is a fourth effort in Reflections' once-respected series, Driver: Parallel Lines (since... y'know, when you drive, there are those dashed and solid lines you're supposed to obey). Also here is—brace yourselves—Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Content Under Pressure, which has disappointingly slipped back a second time, originally intended for shelving this month. The One is set to swim through zeros and ones in The Matrix: Path of Neo come 2006, in related delay news.

First-half fiscal 2006 mean this trio could see retail light anytime between January and March. Keep them eyes peeled, and we'll be back with the specifics.