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2009-03-17 08:00:00

- Return of Best-Selling Franchise with Huge Roster of Celebrity-Inspired Parodies, Available in Stores Now - NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "Let's Get Ready To Rumble(R)" again! Atari announces that the hilarious Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution is fighting its way onto store shelves today. The game packs a serious punch with its star-studded roster of wild and outrageous celebrity parodies who players can take into the ring for over-the-top fist-fuelled duels. Bringing the...

2009-02-24 10:20:00

- Extras Include Exclusive New Ship, 60 Days of Free Game Time, Instant War Access and More - NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari and CCP, one of the world's leading independent game developers, today confirmed details regarding the contents of the retail box version of EVE Online, coming to retailers in North America beginning March 10th, 2009 and in Europe and Asia Pacific regions beginning March 12th. The retail version of CCP's award winning PC massively multiplayer online game...

2009-02-06 06:00:00

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MOVIE FRANCHISE GAMING TITLES AND BEST SELLING BOXING SERIES HEADLINE ROSTER GHOSTBUSTERS: THE VIDEO GAME PLAYABLE, PLUS EXCLUSIVE FIRST PUBLIC HANDS-ON FOR THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK: ASSAULT ON DARK ATHENA NEW YORK, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, today announced the company's product line-up for New York Comic Con, taking place February 6-8, 2009 at the Jacob Javits Center. Blockbuster titles that will be on hand...

2009-01-30 08:00:00

- Use the Stylus to Dash to Your Date on Time in 'The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity', Atari's Original Platformer on Nintendo DS(TM) - NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity, Atari takes cupid's bow in hand and fires an arrow of platform gaming love into the hearts of anyone who's ever been in a rush to meet up with their new crush. With a fresh approach to platforming on Nintendo DS(TM), The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity encourages passionate players...

2009-01-09 09:37:00

- ALL NEW ADVENTURE INSPIRED BY BLOCKBUSTER GHOSTBUSTERS FILM FRANCHISE AND WRITTEN BY DAN AYKROYD AND HAROLD RAMIS SET TO HIT RETAILERS IN JUNE 2009 - - VIDEO GAME PART OF MAJOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY GHOSTBUSTERS CELEBRATION - NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, announced today that the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: The Video Game is set to release across North America on June 16, 2009 followed by the worldwide release on...

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2008-12-11 13:05:00

The 36-year-old Atari brand is looking to reclaim a stake of the videogame landscape. Since launching the first truly successful videogame "Pong" in 1972, Atari Inc. founded by Nolan Bushnell, has struggled in recent years with lackluster games like "Jenga World Tour" and "Godzilla Unleashed." New ownership of Atari may soon reinvigorate the company. French game publisher Infogrames had owned a majority stake in Atari since 2000 but acquired the rest of Atari this year and has assumed its...

2008-12-11 08:00:00

Atari ships The Tale of Despereaux: The Game, featuring the voice of Emma Watson and other cast members, to retailers to tie in with big screen release from Universal Pictures NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atari, Inc. announced today the release of The Tale of Despereaux: The Game, adapted from the beloved Newbery Medal-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo and the Universal Pictures animated adventure, which debuts in theaters December 19. Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Tony Hale...

2008-12-02 09:00:00

- The Best-Selling Boxing Franchise Returns with a Huge Roster of Celebrity-inspired Fighters Looking to Land the KO Punch in Spring 2009 - NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The hilarious Ready 2 Rumble franchise is flexing its muscles and planning a major, star-studded return to the ring in spring 2009 with the launch of Ready 2 Rumble Revolution, the newest game in the much-loved series. Bringing the franchise to Wii(TM) for the first time, the game retains all the knockout...

2008-12-02 09:00:00

- Award Winning, Million-selling Role-playing Franchise Coming to Consoles with Thrilling New Dynamic Combat, State of the Art Visuals and Unparalleled Story - NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the ATARI LIVE showcase event in London today, Atari and CD Projekt RED announced plans for the global release of The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf on PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in autumn 2009. Based...

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2008-11-07 09:05:00

Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, announced today the addition of the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: The Video Game to its 2009 release schedule. Working closely with Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and acclaimed development studio Terminal Reality, Atari will bring this completely new story to advanced gaming platforms coinciding with the 25th anniversary celebration of the film's original theatrical release. Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the...


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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