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2011-05-11 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced today the release of Star Raiders®. The return of Star Raiders combines tense aerial assaults and dogfights with a new compelling storyline, striking visual style and exhilarating single player gameplay. Star Raiders is now available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and...

2011-04-19 16:26:00

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve years after a nuclear war, the world has turned into an uninhabitable wasteland with mutant insects and humanity holding onto survival in outposts hidden from the poisonous air and killer Centipedes. This Fall, Nintendo fans can become humanity's only hope for survival as Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and developer WayForward re-imagine the legendary...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment announced today the release of Yar's Revenge. Making its digital debut, Yar's Revenge is available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points. Yar's Revenge brings the legendary title to new artistic heights with an anime inspired art style...

2011-03-29 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment announced today that Warlords, a remake of the classic Atari 2600 title, will be making its debut on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network in Summer 2011. Warlords is a one-to-four player, arcade action game in which players...

2011-03-23 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced today the release of the first ever Ghostbusters digital title, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. In conjunction with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime is now available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft,...

2011-03-20 23:00:00

CHICAGO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- element14, a collaborative social community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and modding guru Benjamin J. Heckendorn, a.k.a. Ben Heck, incorporate the old with the new as Ben combines a 1977 Atari console with an Xbox 360(TM) laptop system in the latest episode of "The Ben Heck Show." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/CG65861) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110216/CG49295LOGO)...

2011-03-03 04:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of social games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) that Gun Bros has surpassed over 6.8 million total downloads, comprised of 5.5 million total iOS downloads and 1.3 million downloads on Android devices. Additionally, Deer Hunter® Challenge - Glu's offering with Atari - has surpassed over 4.4 million total...

2011-02-28 04:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of social games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced the availability of Deer Hunter 3D to Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 7. Based on Atari's Deer Hunter franchise, Glu's Deer Hunter games represent the best-selling hunting franchise on mobile and have received world-wide recognition from sites including IGN, Gizmodo and Pocket Gamer. "Deer Hunter 3D on Windows Phone 7 is the...

2011-02-08 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and Eden Games announced today the release of the highly anticipated multiplayer racing game Test Drive® Unlimited 2 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Windows PC and Windows PC Download. Media have rallied around...

2011-01-25 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and renowned MMO developer Cryptic Studios have announced today the immediate availability of Champions Online: Free for All. Champions Online: Free For All is a free to play update to Champions Online and features additional premium content for purchase. Adventure Packs, items, powers and costume pieces can be selected a la carte inside Cryptic's innovative C-Store....


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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