IGN Presents: The History of Atari

Millions of dollars. Wild parties. Lawsuit. Corporate Mergers. A slow, sad death. This is the story of Atari.

Atari co-founders Ted Dabney and Nolan Bushnell, with head of finance Fred Marincic and Pong creator Allan Alcorn.

To those born into the console era, whose formative gaming education came from Nintendo, Sega, or PlayStation, Atari feels like an amorphous presence in the world of videogames: a once-important name that has been diluted by countless mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcies. A titan of the arcade era whose relevance had dwindled almost to nothingness by the turn of the millenium.

Source: IGN DS Posted on : March 21, 2014 at 03:30AM

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