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NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc.
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.
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 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) shipping out May 25, 2010.
LYON, France, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari S.A.
NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc.
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.
NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers announced today that Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space has shipped to retailers in North America through its partnership with Telltale Games.
NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, SA, one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and much-acclaimed developer Eden Games, are proud to announce the newest installment in the legendary racing franchise with Test DriveÂ® Unlimited 2 for the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC coming Fall 2010.
NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized brands, and The Weinstein Company, executive producers of the award-winning reality series Project Runway, announced that the Project Runway videogame, based on the mega hit-TV program, is making its way "from the runway" into retail stores today.
NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, is bringing back a franchise that helped catapult the company into an international household name with the 30th anniversary edition of Missile CommandÂ®.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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