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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.

2010-06-02 10:26:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today that they have acquired the rights to publish Blade Kitten, the videogame based on the comic book series by creator Steve Stamatiadis.

2010-06-01 11:13:00

NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Eden Games, developers of the award-winning Test Drive Unlimited, announced today that the highly-buzzed about videogame Test Drive Unlimited 2 has begun registration for its closed beta phase.

2010-05-26 10:51:00

NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and acclaimed developer Eden Games, are pleased to announce pre-order programs for the highly anticipated Test Drive® Unlimited 2, available at retailers in North America on September 21, 2010 for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC.

2010-05-25 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc.

2010-05-24 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today an expansion of its relationship with the Baseball Youth organization through which its Backyard Sports(TM): Sandlot Sluggers title will serve as the exclusive videogame sponsor of the 2010 Baseball Youth Player of the Year Award.

2010-04-28 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today its all-star line-up of partners to support the launch of the all-new Backyard Sports(TM): Sandlot Sluggers video game for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) shipping out May 25, 2010.

2010-04-19 11:19:00

LYON, France, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari S.A.

2010-03-24 08:51:00

NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc.

2010-03-23 13:25:00

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and renowned MMO developer Cryptic Studios, have today unleashed Revelation, the first full-fledged expansion for the ultimate superhero universe, Champions Online(TM), which originally launched in September of 2009.


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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