About The Company – Atari

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Atari has a rich history in terms of its contribution to video gaming as well as how the company evolved. Starting off life in 1972, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney incorporated the company. It would not be until 1976 that they released the Atari 2600. This was the first massively popular home console that utilised … Read more

All About The Atari ST

Atari ST

Released in 1985, the Atari ST is a family of computers designed to compete in the 16-Bit era, more specifically, with the Commodore Amiga. System Overview Pipping the Amiga 1000 launch by a month, the Atari ST was very much a personal statement by Jack Tramiel towards Commodore. Tramiel was forced out of the company … Read more

All About The Atari 5200

Atari 5200

Released 5 years after the Atari 2600 (VCS), in 1982. The Atari 5200 is based on Atari’s 8-Bit computers technology (The 400 & 800 systems). System Overview Being touted as having superior graphics to its competitors and Atari’s previous system. The system got off to a bad start when consumers discovered it was not backwards … Read more

All About The Atari 2600

Atari 2600

Released in 1977, the Atari 2600 can lay claim to being the system that truly popularised home video gaming. System Overview The system was the first popular machine to utilise microprocessor hardware and game cartridges. This approach is something that continued to be utilised right up until the N64 in 1996, Originally known as the … Read more

All About The Atari 7800

Atari 7800

Released in 1986, the Atari 7200 looked to resolve where the Atari 5200 had failed. System Overview The system offers full backward compatibility with Atari 2600 games and benefits from superior graphics capabilities. They also addressed the previous poor controller design issues and designed a handheld joystick and joypad for the system. The delay in … Read more