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2009-12-14 13:07:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and acclaimed MMO developer Cryptic Studios(TM), have announced today that Zachary Quinto will lend his voice to the highly anticipated Star Trek Online for PC, set to release on February 2, 2010 in North America and February 5, 2010 across Europe and Australia. Quinto, who garnered critical and fan acclaim as Spock in the 2009 blockbuster Star Trek, will play the part of an Emergency...

2009-12-09 11:02:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today the release of Puzzler World, the ultimate addictive, brain-buster for puzzle lovers of all ages. Developed specifically for Nintendo DS(TM) by Ideas Pad in close partnership with Puzzler Media, the masterminds behind the Puzzler brand, Puzzler World offers up more than 1,000 games spanning an incredible collection of 14 different puzzle types from popular formats such as...

2009-12-08 14:34:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /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 today that the initial videogame based on the mega hit-TV program, will strut its way to retail on March 2, 2010, releasing within season seven of the program. The Project Runway videogame will be released exclusively for the Wii(TM) system and is being developed by Tornado Studios. A must have...

2009-11-23 12:39:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized brands, announced today the phase one re-launch of Atari.com. Gaming fans will have the opportunity to play Atari's legendary, addictive coin-op arcade and 2600 classics in the new Atari Arcade for free, get information on Atari's most recent and upcoming releases, buy games through the Atari Store via box or digital download, access exclusive merchandise, and enter contests and more through the newly designed...

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2009-11-09 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Cryptic Studios(TM), creators of the acclaimed Champions Online, City of Heroes and City of Villains, announced today the highly anticipated Star Trek Online for PC is set to release on February 2, 2010 in North America and February 5, 2010 across Europe and Australia. This first-of-a-kind massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) will offer space and ground gameplay...

2009-11-03 11:02:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today that this summer's best-selling, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is now available at retailers across North America on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems (including the PSP®go system). After selling into retail more than one million units across North America in its first month, fans of the summer blockbuster title...

2009-10-29 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Cryptic Studios, creators of the acclaimed City of Heroes and City of Villains are pleased to announce that more than one million characters have been created in their ultimate superhero universe, Champions Online(TM). Additionally, the title has garnered numerous high accolades and acclaim. Available on PC and based on the award winning pen-and-paper role-playing game, Champions,...

2009-10-27 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, and Cryptic Studios, developers of Champions Online and Star Trek Online, announced today the upcoming Blood Moon Halloween Event. On October 27, 2009, zombies, werewolves and an ancient evil will take over the Champions Universe. "We've been putting together some great missions in Blood Moon," said Bill Roper, Executive Producer on Champions Online. "This sort of thing is pure pleasure...

2009-10-27 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari Inc., one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, announced today that it will bring one of the world's foremost puzzle brands, Puzzler, to Nintendo DS(TM) this holiday season with Puzzler World. The ultimate brain-buster for puzzle lovers of all ages and sequel to smash hit Puzzler Collection, Puzzler World will offer up more than 1000 games developed specifically for the DS by Ideas Pad in close partnership with Puzzler Media - the...

2009-10-26 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Unity Technologies, the leading provider of the multi-platform game development platform for Web, PC, Mac, Wii and iPhone, today announced that it has secured Series A financing of $5.5 million. The investment round was led by Sequoia Capital, the venture investors behind well-known technology brands such as Apple, Electronic Arts, Google and NVIDIA. The financing round also included David Gardner, the CEO of Atari, and Diane Greene, founder and former...


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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