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Atari - Wikipedia


Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972, currently by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA (ASA). The original Atari, I...

Atari - 1972 - 1984


Selling Atari 2600 units all year round proves to be a major marketing move for Atari, and a ... Atari's first licensed title for its 2600 game console is released

Atari's Roller-Coaster Ride - CHM Revolution


Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded Atari in June 1972. ... the Atari Video Computer System (VCS) and sold millions of game cartridges over 15 years.

Gamasutra - A History of Gaming Platforms: Atari 2600 Video ...


In 1977, Atari released what is perhaps the most famous of the pre-Nintendo ... same year, Warner Communications sold a large portion of their interests in Atari,  ...

IGN Presents: the History of Atari - IGN


Mar 20, 2014 ... Atari's founders invented the video game arcade cabinet, helping to ... Years earlier, as an electrical engineering student in Utah, Bushnell had ...

The Rise and Fall of Atari - Neatorama


May 5, 2008 ... His patents predated the founding of Atari by a couple of years. ... for a patent for Pong, and didn't have a case for proving he'd invented it.

Evolution of Home Video Game Consoles: 1967 – 2011 - Hongkiat


Atari's PONG arcade machine was so popular in 1973 that Atari decided to market the .... Sega released the Master System II in the very same year after gaining ...

Gamasutra - Atari: The Golden Years -- A History, 1978-1981


This four-year period -- from 1977 to 1981 -- contains some of the most exciting ... The engineer entertainers of Atari either invented or were driven to invent by ...

Gamasutra - The History of Atari: 1971-1977


First created in China about 2000 B.C., Go is a compelling and subtle strategy ... A couple years later, Atari would adopt a curious looking logo -- a three-part, ...

Atari VCS game console - OldComputers.net


May 7, 2016 ... After $100 million in design and development, Atari released their new ... Sales eventually skyrocketed to over 8 million units per year in 1982, ...

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The Atari Timeline - Landley


May 7, 2002 ... This page is my attempt to assemble a complete history of Atari (collectively .... Atari VCS games are released and promoted all year round.

The History of Atari Computers and Game System


The arcade game Pong was created by Nolan Bushnell (with help from Al Alcorn) a year later in 1972. Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney started Atari (a term from ...

AtariAge - Atari 2600 History


Nolan Bushnell, the inventor of pong and founder of Atari, wound up leaving the ... Atari released Pac-Man and E.T. that year, two incredibly hyped games which ...