Atari



atari
company, computer
A maker of arcade games, home video game systems, and home computers, especially during the 1970s and 1980s. Atari are best known for their range of 16- and 32-bit microcomputers, notable for having a built-in MIDI interface. As of February 1994 the range included the Atari 520ST, 1040ST, Mega ST, STe, STacy, Mega STe, TT, and Falcon. There are also emulators that run on the Apple Macintosh and IBM PC/XT/AT.
Atari ceased to be a separate company in 1996 when merged with JTS. In 1998, JTS sold the Atari assets to Hasbro. In 2001, Infogrames North America operations officially changed their name to Atari.
(http://atarigames.com/).
Usenet newsgroups: news:comp.binaries.atari.st, news:comp.sys.atari.st.tech, news:comp.sources.atari.st, news:comp.sys.atari.st, news:comp.sys.atari.advocacy, news:comp.sys.atari.programmer.
Michigan U (ftp://atari.archive.umich.edu), UK (ftp://micros.hensa.ac.uk/), Germany (ftp://ftp.Germany.EU.net) [192.76.144.75], Netherlands (ftp://ftp.cs.ruu.nl/) [131.211.80.17], UK (ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/computing/systems/atari/umich).
(2008-07-23)
Contemporary Examples

But atari never really went anywhere—that is the interesting thing.
Atari’s Bankruptcy Filing Ends Videogame Pioneer’s Gradual Decline Winston Ross January 23, 2013

Space Invaders had just been introduced in America, and atari was looking for a game that would do it one better.
‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age David Owen November 28, 2014

For Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, it was spending his teenage years inside a dark room fiddling with atari BASIC Programming.
Super 8: Abrams, Spielberg’s Homage to Their Hollywood Beginnings Marlow Stern June 9, 2011

Most of the atari employees I saw projected an aura of almost delirious bliss.
‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age David Owen November 28, 2014

It is also the home of atari Inc., the manufacturer of Asteroids.
‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age David Owen November 28, 2014

“atari is where it started, for a lot of people,” Gerstmann said.
Atari’s Bankruptcy Filing Ends Videogame Pioneer’s Gradual Decline Winston Ross January 23, 2013

Hot summer days spent programming atari PCs, competitive Frogger, and campfire songs about Qbert!
Atari’s Bankruptcy Filing Ends Videogame Pioneer’s Gradual Decline Winston Ross January 23, 2013

atari, the pioneer of the video game industry, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
Goodbye Pong? Ilana Glazer January 20, 2013

He came to atari seven years ago, immediately after graduating from Berkeley.
‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age David Owen November 28, 2014

atari has grown phenomenally in the eight years it has been in existence.
‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn of the Gamer Age David Owen November 28, 2014

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