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2009-12-22 09:32:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and acclaimed MMO developer Cryptic Studios(TM), announced today that Leonard Nimoy, the actor who originated the legendary and beloved Star Trek character of Spock more than 40 years ago, has joined the cast of Star Trek Online, the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) ever set in the Star Trek universe. Nimoy, who recently reprised his role as Spock in 2009's...

2009-12-18 13:52:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc. and Cryptic Studios announced today a quartet of new programs to celebrate the holiday season in Champions Online. "We really wanted to celebrate the holidays by giving our players some really fun gifts," said Bill Roper, Executive Producer of Champions Online. "So we've cooked up a brand new winter event, and created several new ways to share the joy of Champions Online." First among those is the Attack of the Misfit Toys. In celebration of...

2009-12-17 11:05:00

NEW YORK, Dec, 17 /PRNewswire/ -- "Atari has had a long and rich history with the Dungeons and Dragons franchise, investing millions of dollars into numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful games that have generated significant revenue for Hasbro. Hasbro has resorted to these meritless allegations, in an apparent attempt to unfairly take back rights granted to Atari. Atari has sought to resolve the matter without cooperation from Hasbro. We regret that our long-time...

2009-12-14 13:07:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and acclaimed MMO developer Cryptic Studios(TM), have announced today that Zachary Quinto will lend his voice to the highly anticipated Star Trek Online for PC, set to release on February 2, 2010 in North America and February 5, 2010 across Europe and Australia. Quinto, who garnered critical and fan acclaim as Spock in the 2009 blockbuster Star Trek, will play the part of an Emergency...

2009-12-11 14:28:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and acclaimed MMO developer Cryptic Studios(TM), announced today a Collector's Edition and a Digital Deluxe Edition of Star Trek Online, available for purchase on February 2, 2010, for a limited time only. Both packages include exclusive content, collectibles and game access. Right now, the $79.99 Collector's Edition can be pre-ordered at GameStop.com and the $59.99 Digital Deluxe...

2009-12-09 11:02:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today the release of Puzzler World, the ultimate addictive, brain-buster for puzzle lovers of all ages. Developed specifically for Nintendo DS(TM) by Ideas Pad in close partnership with Puzzler Media, the masterminds behind the Puzzler brand, Puzzler World offers up more than 1,000 games spanning an incredible collection of 14 different puzzle types from popular formats such as...

2009-12-08 14:34:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari Inc., one of the world's most recognized brands, and The Weinstein Company, executive producers of the award-winning reality series Project Runway, announced today that the initial videogame based on the mega hit-TV program, will strut its way to retail on March 2, 2010, releasing within season seven of the program. The Project Runway videogame will be released exclusively for the Wii(TM) system and is being developed by Tornado Studios. A must have...

2009-12-07 12:43:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and acclaimed MMO developers Cryptic Studios(TM), are pleased to announce several pre-order programs for the highly anticipated Star Trek Online for PC. Based on the world renowned sci-fi series, Star Trek Online gives gamers and fans of the fiction a chance to boldly explore the Star Trek universe for the first time on a truly massive scale. Star Trek Online is available at retailers in...

2009-11-23 12:39:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized brands, announced today the phase one re-launch of Atari.com. Gaming fans will have the opportunity to play Atari's legendary, addictive coin-op arcade and 2600 classics in the new Atari Arcade for free, get information on Atari's most recent and upcoming releases, buy games through the Atari Store via box or digital download, access exclusive merchandise, and enter contests and more through the newly designed...

2009-11-19 15:46:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Cryptic Studios(TM), creators of the acclaimed Champions Online, City of Heroes and City of Villains, announced today the open beta dates for the highly anticipated Star Trek Online for PC. Starting January 12, 2010 thru January 26, 2010 fans will be able to explore the Star Trek Universe and play the first-of-a-kind massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Open...


Latest Atari, Inc. Reference Libraries

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...

Atari 2600
2013-03-15 11:53:09

Image Caption: An Atari 2600 four-switch "wood veneer" version, dating from 1980-1982. Shown with standard joystick. Credit: Evan-Amos/Wikipedia The Atari 2600, originally named VCS, was released in October 1977 by Atari Inc. It is a video game console using cartridges for game play instead of having the software built into the system. In 1978 only 550,000 units were sold out 0f 800,000 that were manufactured. Once the public realized pong was not the only video game to play, enthusiasm...

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