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2012-08-09 02:27:43

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The iconic Pitfall Harry(®) is in peril yet again, 30-years after his namesake Atari 2600 video game cemented 'jump-and-run' as a fixture in gaming history. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), is celebrating the cherished franchise with the launch of a new Pitfall!(TM) App for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, available now on the App Store. Inspired by the original 1982...

Sotheby's To Auction Off Pieces Of Apple's History
2012-05-29 10:29:27

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Those of you who know your Apple history know the path Steve Jobs traveled which led him to co-found a little start-up in his parents´ garage with Steve Wozniak. After dropping out – and then dropping in – of Portland, Oregon´s Reed College, Jobs traveled back to his home in California and took a job with popular game maker Atari. After ruffling his co-workers' feathers with his bristled demeanor and less than pleasing body odor,...

2012-03-28 06:24:32

SAN FRANCISCO and HONG KONG, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 6waves, a leading publisher of social and mobile games, today announced partnerships with 32 social game developers including Kabam and Large Animal. 6waves also today announced the addition of a global brand to its list of partners: Atari. Earlier this month 6waves shared news of re-focusing the company on publishing social and mobile games as well as increasing traction in China. "The momentum that we have gained in both mobile...

2012-03-17 23:01:54

Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell will speak about the evolution of video games and Microsoft Xbox co-creator Kevin Bachus will be on hand during the opening weekend. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 Savtira Corporation, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Cloud Commerce solutions company dedicated to converging all commerce platforms and supporting them on all devices, today announced that its advisory board members, Nolan Bushnell and Kevin Bachus, have been invited to be honored at the opening of...

2012-03-05 02:01:00

CHICAGO, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the year 2000, Benjamin J. Heckendorn, a.k.a. Ben Heck, built his first mod, a vintage, portable Atari 2600 Video Computer System. Today, element14, the first collaborative engineering community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and the prominent modding guru, give the original gaming console a face lift, incorporating more efficient and modern design elements on the latest "The Ben Heck Show" episode....

2012-02-21 21:55:00

Kelly Chase, Richard Dorfman, John W. Fanning, Nolan K. Bushnell, Kevin Bachus and Chris Deering know a lot about gamesmanship. They have forged successful careers around various games. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 Kelly Chase, Richard Dorfman, John W. Fanning, Nolan K. Bushnell, Kevin Bachus and Chris Deering know a lot about gamesmanship. They have forged successful careers around various games. Collectively, they now form a solid core on the advisory board of Savtira, a new...

2012-02-02 15:42:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the most recognized names in interactive entertainment, has announced the upcoming release of Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends. The latest chapter of the Test Drive saga focuses exclusively on the storied Ferrari brand, bringing over 70 years of the world's most recognizable performance cars to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and...

2011-12-27 19:00:00

Atari founder, American engineer and entrepreneur, Nolan K. Bushnell, recently joined the advisory board of Savtira Corporation, a new B2B cloud commerce solutions company. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 For the youth generation of the 80s, the classic Atari, Inc. symbol represents a time of virtual gaming fantasy — a Golden Age of Arcade Games where the beeps and signals of a triangle-shaped spaceship dodged and shot at flying asteroids in a force field that sometimes seemed...

2011-12-06 12:13:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glu Mobile, a leading global developer and publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced that it has been selected to participate in Android Market(TM)'s 10 Billion App Downloads Promotion, celebrating ten billion apps downloaded from the Android Market. As part of the promotion, Google will be discounting ten apps per day for ten cents for ten days, beginning today and including top Glu games, Deer...

2011-12-06 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, a leading global interactive and branded entertainment company, is heating up gaming on the Kindle Fire with the release of its best-selling Atari's Greatest Hits app. Atari's Greatest Hits has become a true app sensation, with more than 3.5 million downloads in the iTunes App Store, and rave reviews for the recently released Android version. Now, Kindle Fire owners can scratch their retro-gaming itch by downloading the Atari's...


Latest Atari Reference Libraries

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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