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2009-10-22 14:55:00

LOS GATOS, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Cryptic Studios, developers of Champions Online and Star Trek Online, announced today that Star Trek Online will enter its Closed Beta phase on October 22, 2009. The public will finally be able to log into Star Trek Online and go where no one has gone before. "We're pleased to begin sharing our addition to Star Trek's legendary story with the public," said Craig Zinkievich,...

2009-10-21 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today the launch of the social networking application: Atari Photo Sauce. Developed by the Atari London Studio, this new application allows Facebook users to express themselves by digitally decorating and personalizing their own photos with colorful and fun stickers, speech bubbles and accessories. Atari Photo Sauce is now available to more than 300 million active users on...

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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...

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...

2009-08-03 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 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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