|Founded||June 27, 1972|
|Defunct||June 26, 1992|
|Fate||Consumer products sold to Jack Tramiel as Atari Corporation in 1984.|
Arcade business renamed to Atari Games in 1985.
|Parent||Warner Communications (1976–1984)|
Atari, Inc. is an American video game and home computer company. It was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. Atari was the first company to make a video arcade game in a cabinet. The company made famous games, such as Pong. Atari helped define the gaming entertainment industry and home computers from the 1970s to the mid-1980s. They made home computers until 1993.
References[change | change source]
- Mark J. P. Wolf, The Video Game Explosion: A History from PONG to Playstation and Beyond (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008), p. 59
- Keza MacDonald (20 March 2014). "IGN PRESENTS: THE HISTORY OF ATARI". IGN. Ziff Davis, LLC. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
Other websites[change | change source]
- The Atari History Museum - Atari historical archive site.
- Atari Times, supporting all Atari consoles.
- Atari Gaming Headquarters - Atari historical archive site.
- Atari On Film - List of Atari products in films.
- History of Atari from 1978 to 1981
- A History of Syzygy / Atari / Atari Games / Atari Holdings
- http://atari.com - Company that manages intellectual property of games and franchises.