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2010-03-10 09:13:00

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. Fans can play this videogame sitcom as their favorite canine and rabbit detective duo on Wii(TM) and PC. The critically acclaimed franchise's second season features five full episodes of the unhinged humor, vexing mysteries, and exotic...

2010-03-03 01:45:00

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 Drive® Unlimited 2 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC coming Fall 2010. Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the...

2010-03-02 11:00:00

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. This fashion forward title, developed by Tornado Studios, is currently available for Wii(TM) and will also be available on PC March 9, 2010. A must have...

2010-02-25 10:00:00

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 Command®. The new version has been updated and reimagined by OMGPOP, operator of the omgpop.com website. Housed in a mini-site dedicated to the game, the remixed Missile Command captures the original iconic DNA of the 1980's...

2010-02-24 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Batter up! Atari, one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, hits a home run with the all-new Backyard Sports(TM): Sandlot Sluggers videogame for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) and a downloadable Windows PC version shipping out May 25, 2010. Based on one of the best selling kids' sports videogame series, Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers allows players to join...

2010-02-04 13:03:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock announced today that Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, has added several PC games to Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com). In addition to the critically acclaimed Ghostbusters: The Video Game and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, the newly released science fiction MMORPG from renowned developer Cryptic Studios(TM), Star Trek Online, is available. Brad...

2010-01-27 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Syfy, the broadcast leader in imagination-based entertainment, have announced an exclusive partnership promoting the highly anticipated massively multiplayer online game (MMO), Star Trek Online, releasing for the PC on February 2, 2010. This exciting initiative explores uncharted territory, empowering Syfy.com to build a one-stop "hub" for Star Trek Online, where fans and gamers...

2010-01-27 07:00:00

CALABASAS, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced its first Pioneer Award recipient, David Crane, one of the most successful designers of entertainment software. "The Pioneer Award recognizes contributions made by the original men and women whose efforts helped to create the interactive entertainment industry that we know today," said Joseph Olin, president, AIAS. "For most of these people, their work is done and they...

2010-01-21 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Del Taco, the nation's No. 2 Mexican quick serve chain, announced today a special promotion allowing eager fans early access to the highly anticipated MMO, Star Trek Online. Created by acclaimed developers Cryptic Studios(TM), Star Trek Online for PC is set to release on February 2, 2010 in North America. Customers who purchase a Macho-sized drink at Del Taco will receive a free...

2009-12-18 13:52:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc. and Cryptic Studios announced today a quartet of new programs to celebrate the holiday season in Champions Online. "We really wanted to celebrate the holidays by giving our players some really fun gifts," said Bill Roper, Executive Producer of Champions Online. "So we've cooked up a brand new winter event, and created several new ways to share the joy of Champions Online." First among those is the Attack of the Misfit Toys. In celebration of...


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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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