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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....

2011-01-20 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Distributors Holding Inc. (Pink Sheets: ADTR), a distributor of interactive video games and gaming products, today announced that Metaversal Studios, its content development arm, has hired Matt Sughrue as Vice President of Product Development. Matt is a game industry veteran with nineteen years of experience planning and managing projects, teams and studios on both the publishing and development sides of the business for companies including...

2011-01-06 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 2, a follow up to the popular Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 1. Delivering 50 more of Atari's addictive games exclusively on the Nintendo DS(TM) family of hand-held systems, Atari Greatest Hits: Volume 2, brings together more of Atari's popular arcade and Atari 2600 titles including Star...

2011-01-04 04:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of social games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced that Deer Hunter Challenge has surpassed 2 million downloads in its first 20 days on the App Store. Glu's Deer Hunter Challenge is based on Atari's Deer Hunter franchise. Glu's critically acclaimed Deer Hunter games have garnered world-wide recognition and received positive reviews from sites including IGN, Gizmodo and...

2010-12-22 11:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Forgotten Realms are under attack by the evil Zhentarim, as the next generation of the most popular fantasy role-playing game launches another thrilling interactive adventure. Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment and Bedlam Games announced today Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale. Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale marks the first digital download release for the franchise on Xbox...

2010-12-10 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and Cryptic Studios, creators of the acclaimed City of Heroes and Champions Online, today announced the availability of Season Three: Genesis, the latest content update for the Star Trek(TM) Online universe. Additionally, Intel, Alienware, Cryptic and Atari are sponsoring Design the Next Enterprise, a special contest where one winner will add an...

2010-12-07 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the city quaking in fear and no help in sight, who ya gonna call? Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, is once again answering the call for gamers everywhere by delivering the first ever Ghostbusters digital title, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. In conjunction with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will be available on Xbox LIVE®...

2010-11-30 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, in conjunction with Rombax Games, today announced the North American release date for Venetica, the visually stunning role-playing game. With a cryptic storyline and mix of action and adventure, Venetica will make its North American debut on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft,...


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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