Atari at 50

Atari At 50: The Story Of Our Lives

It’s been a year of anniversaries, what with the 40th birthday of both the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

There has been 50 years since Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney incorporated Atari Inc, a name that will forever be synonymous with the development of the computer game industry. PC Magazine have marked the event with a retrospective.

Atari Turns 50: A Look Back on the Original Name in Video Games
Atari launched a multi-billion-dollar industry, only to lose control of it in a series of missteps. But the name will always resonate.

On June 27, 1972, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney incorporated Atari in Sunnyvale, California.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    ‘Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration’ brings together more than 90 games this fall

    The compilation spans six consoles, from the Atari 2600 to the Jaguar and Lynx.

    With Atari turning 50 this year, the brand’s current owner plans to celebrate with a collection that brings together five decades of games. Announced today, the aptly named Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration will include more than 90 titles spanning the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, ST, Jaguar and Lynx. What’s more, Atari hired Digital Eclipse, a studio that’s best known for its work on The Disney Afternoon Collection and the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, to oversee the project.


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