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Time Warner Interactive (Group) (TWI) was a studio within Time Warner which developed video games. It was formed in 1993 after Time Warner bought a controlling interest in Atari Games, and was active until 1996 when WMS Industries bought the company. This studio was previously known as Tengen, the consumer division of Atari Games. Atari Games, would continue to operate under their own name until 1996, when both it and Time Warner Interactive, were brought by WMS Industries. (owners of the Williams, and Bally/Midway arcade brands), and renamed Midway Games West, in 1999. Time Warner Interactive, was responsible for games, such as Rise of the Robots, Primal Rage and T-MEK.

Time Warner Interactive
Division of Time Warner
IndustryInteractive entertainment
Computer and video games
FateMerged into Atari Games (1996)
FoundedJune 23, 1993; 26 years ago (1993-06-23) (as Time Warner Consumer Products)
DefunctMarch 29, 1996; 23 years ago (1996-03-29)
2210 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506[1][2]
OwnerTime Warner
ParentTime Warner

Time Warner also bought the UK publisher Renegade Software in 1995 and kept it independent as Warner Interactive Entertainment. Both subsidiaries were short-lived: Time Warner Interactive was formed from the Atari Games acquisition in 1993 and sold to WMS Industries on March 29, 1996,[3] while Warner Interactive Entertainment existed only two years before being sold to GT Interactive in 1997, and Time Warner Interactive Japan dissolved in the same year due to Midway not seeing the potential of releasing games in Japan due to how very costly it is for Midway to have a Japanese video game studio in their hands.

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  1. ^ "Primal Rage - PC Review". Coming Soon Magazine. 1995. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Peter and the Wolf cover of instructions booklet
  3. ^ Webb, Marcus (June 1996). "WMS Acquires Time Warner/Atari Games". Next Generation. No. 18. Imagine Media. p. 26.

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