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HTML5 Atari Arcade Debuts
2012-09-03 10:49:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In either an attempt to drum up some excitement for Internet Explorer, new Microsoft tablets and Windows 8 or to simply revisit some beautiful nostalgia, Atari and Microsoft last week launched Atari Arcade, a free, HTML5-based way to play your favorite 80s-era pixelated video games. Now, 8 classic video games, including Asteroids, Centipede, Combat, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Yars Revenge and Super Breakout are...

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,...

2012-03-17 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...

2012-02-21 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...


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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