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2010-11-17 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 30 years ago Yars' Revenge took the gaming world by storm as one of the first arcade shooters and became the best-selling original title for the Atari 2600. Now three decades later, gamers will once again get the chance to avenge the annihilated race of the Yar. Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment will unleash Yars' Revenge onto Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, announced today that The UnderGarden, a puzzle exploration game has shipped. Developed by the creators of Aces of the Galaxy, Vitamin-G, The UnderGarden is a peaceful alternative to hardcore titles, now available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC...

2010-10-27 11:37:00

PARIS, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, S.A. announces that the Board of Directors meeting held on October 25, 2010 proposed the appointment of Jim Wilson as a Director of the Board as Pascal Cagnihas resigned from the Board. In addition, Jim Wilson, previously CEO of Atari Inc., is taking the position of Deputy CEO of Atari S.A. and Hindol Datta, Vice President of Finance and Administration of Atari has been appointed interim Chief Financial Officer. He takes over the functions of Phil...

2010-10-14 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The franchise that helped create the space combat genre is preparing all flight systems as Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, brings the iconic Star Raiders® to next generation platforms. The return of Star Raiders will combine tense aerial assaults and dogfights with a compelling new storyline, striking visual style and exhilarating single and multi-player gameplay. Atari...

2010-09-23 16:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, an interactive entertainment company, announced today the continued evolution of its games business with the official rollout of Atari Games Online (Atari GO). The Atari GO initiative will support the development of new online casual and social games and help game developers navigate the increasing complexities of publishing online games. The announcement was made today by Jeff Lapin, CEO, Atari. Thom Kozik, who recently joined Atari in...

2010-08-25 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- 50 of the most addicting games from Atari's legendary vault will be compiled into the must-have Nintendo DS title of the holiday season as Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, launches Atari's Greatest Hits: Volume 1. The ultimate DS title for casual gamers, Atari's Greatest Hits: Volume 1 brings together dozens of the most popular Atari arcade and Atari 2600 titles of all-time, including such...

2010-08-23 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers and Cryptic Studios, the acclaimed developers behind City of heroes, City of Villains, Champions Online and Star Trek Online, announced today the development of Neverwinter for PC. Neverwinter is a new online roleplaying game based on Wizards of the Coast's global property Dungeons & Dragons and the beloved city of Neverwinter. Once a bustling location, Neverwinter has faced a great...

2010-07-27 11:00:00

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and renowned MMO developer Cryptic Studios, have today announced the availability of Season Two: Ancient Enemies, the latest content update for the Star Trek Online universe. Season Two: Ancient Enemies is available at no additional cost to current Star Trek Online players. The content update allows players to encounter and battle even more of Star Trek's...

2010-07-14 08:00:00

NEW YORK , July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Enter the Haunted House, if you dare. Atari's classic groundbreaking game has returned with more chills, cool new unlockables and plenty of spooky new enemies. The terrifying fun that lies within Graves Mansion is back as Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, scares up its legendary classic, Haunted House -- re-imagined for a new generation of gamers in celebration of the title's 30th...

2010-07-08 11:00:00

NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Go long! Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, charges onto the field with the all-new football videogame Backyard Sports®: Rookie Rush shipping October 26, 2010 for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), as well as a downloadable version for Windows PC. Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush marks the second title released...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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