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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...

2009-11-19 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Cryptic Studios, developers of City of Heroes, City of Villains, Champions Online and Star Trek Online, are pleased to reveal the Nemesis Confrontation event for Champions Online. On November 24, players will face their greatest Nemeses in a battle to protect our universe from being conquered by an interdimensional evil. "We wanted to take our unique Nemesis System to the next level...

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2009-11-09 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /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 highly anticipated Star Trek Online for PC is set to release on February 2, 2010 in North America and February 5, 2010 across Europe and Australia. This first-of-a-kind massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) will offer space and ground gameplay...

2009-11-03 11:02:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today that this summer's best-selling, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is now available at retailers across North America on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems (including the PSP®go system). After selling into retail more than one million units across North America in its first month, fans of the summer blockbuster title...

2009-10-29 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Cryptic Studios, creators of the acclaimed City of Heroes and City of Villains are pleased to announce that more than one million characters have been created in their ultimate superhero universe, Champions Online(TM). Additionally, the title has garnered numerous high accolades and acclaim. Available on PC and based on the award winning pen-and-paper role-playing game, Champions,...

2009-10-27 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Cryptic Studios, developers of Champions Online and Star Trek Online, announced today the upcoming Blood Moon Halloween Event. On October 27, 2009, zombies, werewolves and an ancient evil will take over the Champions Universe. "We've been putting together some great missions in Blood Moon," said Bill Roper, Executive Producer on Champions Online. "This sort of thing is pure pleasure...

2009-10-27 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari Inc., one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, announced today that it will bring one of the world's foremost puzzle brands, Puzzler, to Nintendo DS(TM) this holiday season with Puzzler World. The ultimate brain-buster for puzzle lovers of all ages and sequel to smash hit Puzzler Collection, Puzzler World will offer up more than 1000 games developed specifically for the DS by Ideas Pad in close partnership with Puzzler Media - the...

2009-10-22 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today the release of Backyard Football '10, the latest iteration of the number one youth football videogame franchise. Now available at retailers nationwide, and for the first time on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the title has earned Microsoft's "Family Games" status, which requires the game to pass a strict set of criteria...

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2009-10-09 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari Inc., one of the world's most recognized brands, and The Weinstein Company, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with The Weinstein Company to develop and publish a series of video game titles based on the pop culture sensation Project Runway. The initial game in the Project Runway line will be developed by Tornado Studios and is expected to be released for Wii(TM) in Spring 2010. The announcement was made by Jim...


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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