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2014-08-19 16:27:44

Finalists win a trip to Las Vegas to compete in a head-to-head arcade battle SPARTANBURG, S.C., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Denny's and Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, are upping the competition around the new remixed arcade games "Hashteroids" and "Centipup." Fans across the country are invited to fight for gaming supremacy and enter in the "Arcade Battle Royale" for the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to compete...

2014-07-01 12:26:01

This summer America's Diner puts a modern spin on the classics SPARTANBURG, S.C., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Denny's, America's iconic family diner, and Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of video game entertainment, have joined together to bring back a few classic arcade games, but with some unique twists. Inspired by Denny's new "Greatest Hits Remixed" menu - which features a selection of the diner's iconic dishes all with a new culinary spin - three of...

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...

Urban Legend Confirmed - Unsold Atari 2600 Video Games Unearthed In New Mexico
2014-04-28 04:35:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Longtime video game enthusiasts who believed in tales that thousands or even millions of unsold Atari 2600 cartridges were buried in a New Mexico desert some 30 years ago have been vindicated, as an excavation crew has discovered the first evidence that the urban legend is true during a Saturday morning dig. According to CNET’s Daniel Terdiman, crews working at an old landfill at the city of Alamogordo in the south-central part...

2014-02-18 23:01:35

Flappy Bird and the Science of Game Addiction Released Today by First Class Posting (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 First it was BeJeweled, then Angry Birds, then Candy Crush, and now Flappy Bird. There always seems to be that one game, that fast paced, addictive, action packed game that one and all ones friends play whether ones a hardcore gamer or one hasn't bought a video game console for the home since the original Nintendo. If one thinks back over the last few decades, video games have...

Internet Archive Unveils Free-To-Play Classic Video Game Collection
2013-12-28 07:57:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Fans of classic Atari 2600 and ColecoVision video games have one last surprise waiting under the tree for them this holiday season: an online archive of titles from the 1970s and 1980s, courtesy of the folks at the Internet Archive. On Thursday, archivist Jason Scott announced the opening of the Console Living Room, a collection that allows both old-school gamers and modern-day players curious about the origins of the industry...

2013-08-05 23:17:25

Former CFO of Zoo Entertainment, Atari, Marvel Entertainment David Fremed joins NetCom Learning to oversee financial company expansion New York, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 NetCom Learning, the leader in business and information technology training, announces the appointment of David Fremed as the new Chief Financial Officer for the company. David will direct all financial aspects of the company, from raising capital to grow the company, to overseeing capital management such as budgeting...

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...

2013-04-23 23:03:06

Future Technology Company, creating green power for consumer products, owned by Nathan Schulhof, Father of the MP3 Player, has added new Board Member Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, Inc. and one of Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America". Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 Leading the world once again in creating life-changing products, Nathan Schulhof plans to use green natural gas to generate electricity to power small mass-market consumer products. This is the latest brainchild...


Latest Atari 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...

Fairchild Channel F
2013-04-28 10:35:10

The Fairchild Channel F is a game console manufactured by Fairchild Semiconductor that was released in August 1976. It was the first programmable ROM cartridge-based video game console as well as the first to use a microprocessor. The original name for the system was the Video Entertainment System, but when Atari released their VCS the name was changed to Channel F. By 1977 sales had reached 250,000 and was second to the Atari VCS. The Channel F, using an F8 CPU, produced enough AI to use...

Coleco Gemini
2013-04-28 10:06:48

The Coleco Gemini is similar to the Atari 2600 video game console. The Gemini was manufactured by Coleco as the second generation game console using ROM cartridges. In 1982 Coleco produced an expansion module for the ColecoVision that was compatible with the Atari 2600. Atari tried to sue Coleco for patent infringement but lost, allowing Coleco to manufacture the Coleco Gemini. The Gemini had an 8 way joystick, attached on the top, and a 270-degree paddle on the bottom of the same...

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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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