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2014-05-05 08:26:11

Atari and Pariplay to Create a Custom Atari iGaming Platform; Pariplay to also Develop and Distribute Atari-Branded Games Through the Pariplay Network NEW YORK and EDISON, New Jersey, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and Pariplay, part of a joint venture with Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL) and a high-performance gaming technology company and developer of iGaming and...

Searching For The Worst Video Game Ever
2013-06-03 10:35:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s an old story often told by video game fanatics about Atari, a New Mexico landfill and the worst game ever made. As the story goes, when the bottom fell out of the once-booming video game market in 1983, Atari was left with millions of unsold copies of the E.T. game for the 2600 console. The company then sought out a landfill in the American desert (only about 150 miles away from Roswell) in which to dump millions of...

2011-08-03 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Bay Games is pleased to announce it has partnered with Atari, a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment, to develop, manufacture and distribute a gaming accessory to work with Atari's Greatest Hits App for iPad. "With over three million downloads to date, the 'Atari's Greatest Hits' App is already popular among gamers worldwide. We're eager to build on this success," said Craig Olson, CEO, Discovery Bay Games....

2011-05-11 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced today the release of Star Raiders®. The return of Star Raiders combines tense aerial assaults and dogfights with a new compelling storyline, striking visual style and exhilarating single player gameplay. Star Raiders is now available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced today that The UnderGarden, a puzzle exploration game has shipped. Developed by the creators of Aces of the Galaxy, Vitamin-G, The UnderGarden is a peaceful alternative to hardcore titles, now available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC...

2010-09-23 16:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, an interactive entertainment company, announced today the continued evolution of its games business with the official rollout of Atari Games Online (Atari GO). The Atari GO initiative will support the development of new online casual and social games and help game developers navigate the increasing complexities of publishing online games. The announcement was made today by Jeff Lapin, CEO, Atari. Thom Kozik, who recently joined Atari in...

2009-09-15 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atari, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ATAR), an interactive entertainment company, announced today the appointment of Philip Veneziano as its Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Atari CEO and President, Jim Wilson to whom Veneziano will report. Veneziano brings to Atari a breadth of experience directing the accounting and finance functions in companies ranging from start-up organizations with fast-track...


Latest Atari Corporation Reference Libraries

Atari Lynx
2014-07-15 14:42:15

The Atari Lynx is a handheld gaming console released in September 1989, by the Atari Corporation. It was the first handheld to feature a color LCD screen. The Lynx (Handy Game) was originally developed by Epyx in 1987, but the company had financial troubles and agreed to have Atari handle production and marketing of the system. In 1991, Atari re-released the Lynx with improved hardware, longer battery life, and a sleeker look. Known as the Lynx II, it had rubber hand grips, a stereo...

Atari 5200
2013-03-26 12:10:52

The Atari 5200 is a video game system that is manufactured by Atari Inc., and was introduced in 1982. It was the successor to the Atari 2600, but did not do as well commercially, mainly from its incompatibility with the 2600’s library of games. In 1983, two port models were released along with an adapter to allow the 5200 to play all 2600 games. On May 21, 1984 Atari released the Atari 7800 and discontinued production of the 5200. Atari released the 400/800 computers to compete with...

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