Reuters weet ons te melden dat de aandelen Atari, het voormalige Infogrames, voor de vierde opeenvolgende dag zijn gedaald naar aanleiding van matige reviews van Enter the Matrix. Alhoewel het spel goed verkoopt zijn gamesjournalisten niet onder de indruk van het spel. Zo scoort de game op Gamerankings.com, een site die het gemiddelde reviewcijfer van games bijhoudt, tussen de 70% en 80%. Atari's succes hangt sterk af van de game, door het vele geld dat in de ontwikkeling is gestoken.LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Have investors entered "The Matrix" and then left again just as quickly?

Shares in video game publisher Atari Inc. ATAR.O sank on Tuesday, their fourth straight day of losses, as "Enter the Matrix," the company's biggest-budget game yet, faced early negative reviews despite signs of strong sales.

After the April 17 announcement that the $30-million game had been completed, shares in Atari, formerly known as Infogrames Inc., went on a run, gaining about 200 percent through May 14, the day before the game's launch.

But since May 14 the stock has been sliding, losing almost 28 percent, although it is still up 168 percent in 2003. Analysts have said "Enter the Matrix" is key to the company's fortunes, especially as it faces bond payments over the next two years.Het complete verhaal is te lezen op de website van Reuters.