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2009-10-07 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., an interactive entertainment company, announced today the appointment of Anthony Jacobson as Vice President of Business Development and Pierre Hintze as Vice President of Product Development. The announcement was made by Atari, Inc. CEO and President, Jim Wilson to whom Jacobson and Hintze will report. Both Jacobson and Hintze bring years of experience and a vast knowledge of game development from both business and creative sides of the...

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2009-09-30 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, announced today that after selling into retail more than one million units across North America in its first month, Ghostbusters: The Video Game will be coming to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems (including the PSP®go system) this November 2009. Fans of the summer blockbuster title can now grab their proton packs, blast and...

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...

2009-09-08 08:16:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, announced today plans to release the newest installment of the number one youth football video game franchise this October with Backyard Football '10. For the first time ever, this must have title will be on the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and has earned Microsoft's "Family Friendly" status, which requires the game to pass a strict set of criteria...

2009-09-01 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /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 proud to unleash the ultimate superhero universe: Champions Online(TM) is now available for Windows PC online and at stores across North America and will be available in Europe on September 4, 2009. Based on the award winning pen and paper role-playing game, Champions, from HERO Games and powered by...

2009-08-14 12:47:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari and Cryptic Studios are proud to give superhero fans the game they've been craving as Champions Online(TM) for PC has gone gold. Based on the award-winning Champions pen-and-paper role-playing games and powered by the groundbreaking Cryptic Engine, Champions Online taps into a rich universe of heroes and villains with unparalleled intrigue and adventure. Cryptic Studios -- creators of the award-winning City of Heroes and City of Villains MMOs -- has...

2009-08-03 11:30:00

BRISBANE, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct2Drive, IGN Entertainment's digital download store, today announced the launch of a pre-order program for the highly-anticipated MMORPG Champions Online from Atari, Inc. and Cryptic Studios. Beginning today, fans can visit Direct2Drive (www.direct2drive.com) to purchase the game online before it goes live on September 1st, 2009. Fans who pre-order on Direct2Drive gain guaranteed access to the open beta of Champions Online, which is hosted...

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2009-07-27 10:44:23

More than 1 million copies of Ghostbusters: The Video Game were sold in North America during its first month in release, Atari said Monday. Featuring the vocal talents of cast members from the two iconic Ghostbusters films, the eagerly awaited video game was released June 16. We are very pleased with the performance of 'Ghostbusters: The Video Game,' and credit the game's quality as well as the incredible support from both the established and new fan base all helping to make this a retail...

2009-07-27 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, announced today that it has sold one million units of Ghostbusters: The Video Game across North America. The highly anticipated title was released on June, 16, 2009 and has quickly become one of the hottest video games of the summer. Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the smash hit motion picture franchise, is penned by original Ghostbusters writers and stars Harold Ramis and Dan...

2009-06-16 08:00:00

- WRITTEN BY DAN AYKROYD AND HAROLD RAMIS, THIS ALL-NEW ADVENTURE INSPIRED BY BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE PHENOMENON IS PART OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF ORIGINAL GHOSTBUSTERS FILM - NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, today announced that the highly anticipated, summer blockbuster title, Ghostbusters(R): The Video Game is now available at retailers across North America. Working closely with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and...


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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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