The rapper Soulja Boy has an “interesting” previous with gaming, together with making his personal bootleg consoles that by no means noticed public launch. Now, he is making a brand new daring declare, this time alleging that he owns Atari. It did not take lengthy earlier than the corporate successfully shut down his boasts with a brief however to-the-point assertion. Oh, Soulja Boy… when will you be taught?
After his first try at breaking into the gaming trade as a console producer was ripped aside, the rapper continued to attempt to discover his entry level. The primary try at making his personal console started in 2019 when he tried to hawk a “new design.” Instantly, he was met with stop and desist notifications from main corporations within the enterprise. Beforehand, the rapper took potshots at former Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime when he mentioned he “made him retire.” After quite a few jokes and utter silence, it seems to be like Soulja Boy is able to crank the gaming market as soon as extra, although as soon as extra, it would not actually make an entire lot of sense.
In a brand new video (seen on the prime of the article), Soulja Boy will be heard claiming that Atari was wowed by the “success” of his bootleg techniques, and upon seeing his line flourishing, they supplied him the corporate for $140 million. So he is placing numbers on this declare, which is fascinating, whereas additionally stating that he has signed not one however two offers with Atari. After his claims of being the “first rapper to own a video game company,” Atari shortly shot out the next small message: “We know that CEO of Atari is a dream job, but that honor belongs to Wade Rosen.”
So there’s that.
It’s clear that Soulja Boy won’t ever go away the financial alternatives that the gaming trade has to supply given his previous social media encounters, his streaming presence, and his launched esports group, however claiming to be the proprietor of Atari? That is a daring selection. He even requested Tony Hawk if the professional skater would really like to help make a new video game. Given his responses to critique and different corporations exhibiting direct comparisons to already out there merchandise, this launch appears prone to face points just like his try.
To be truthful: Go after your objectives, do not let your desires be desires, yadda yadda yadda. If that is what you wish to do, do not let these ambitions get floor down into mud. That being mentioned, let’s ensure that the “made from scratch” console is not comprised of different consoles already out in the marketplace or that you just’re not claiming to be the CEO of a extremely acknowledged and established firm, hm?