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PostSubject: History Recap of the Atari   Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:33 am

1971 Nolan Bushnell designed the first commercial arcade video game called "Computer Space", but it was not a big success.

1972 Atari Inc. was founded by Nolan Bushnell from a $250 investment. Pong arcade game becomes a smash hit.

1976 Atari Inc. was sold by Bushnell to Warner Inc. for $28 million.

1980 Atari Inc. posted record sales, $2 billion profits annually. Atari occupied 80 offices in Sunnyvale, California.

1983 Decline of video games and irresponsible spending by Atari Inc. resulted in record losses ($536 million, up to $2 million daily).

1984 Warner divided Atari Inc. to Atari Games (arcade games), and Atari Corporation (Home division). Atari Corp. was sold to Jack Tramiel.

1985 Atari Corp. released Atari ST home computer.

1989 Atari Corp. released Atari Lynx, the world's first color hand-held video game system.

1993 Atari Games became Time-Warner Interactive.

1993 Atari Corp. released Atari Jaguar, the world's first 64-bit home video game system.

1996 Time-Warner Interactive (Atari Games) was sold to WMS.

1996 Atari Corp. merged with JTS Corporation.

1998 Atari Corp. software and hardware rights were sold to Hasbro Inc. for only 5 million dollars.

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PostSubject: Re: History Recap of the Atari   Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:29 am

I never had a chance to play an atari. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: History Recap of the Atari   Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:06 am

ive played it once. my dad has one back in cali.

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PostSubject: Re: History Recap of the Atari   Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:51 pm

my parents said they had one, but sadly it did not stay until i came around. but my first system was a gameboy or n64. i can't remember.
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PostSubject: Re: History Recap of the Atari   Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:18 pm

my friend has one but ive only played it like 7593475923749 times, He owns every game that ever came out with it. OMG joysticks are some fun shit.

my first console was SUPER NINTENDO.

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PostSubject: Re: History Recap of the Atari   Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:57 am

i bet they are fun, lol. sorry thinking dirty. :p

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PostSubject: Re: History Recap of the Atari   Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:25 am

i've never got to play the atari
my first console also was the super nintendo after that we bought the first nintendo
then we bought the N64
then the playstation was bought then the day after we bought that m brother bought the SEGA that plays Cd's
i heard the atari had some beast games though
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