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Old 06-27-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Happy Birthday Atari!

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When people talk about the beginnings of the video game industry, one name invariably bubbles to the top: Atari.

The video arcade and console company was formed 40 years ago Wednesday, although the games and consoles from its late '70s-early '80s heyday continue to evoke memories from gamers today.
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Lordy Lordy Atari's 40! Ha Ha you're old!

Thank you for such great memories. The many, MANY rage-quits. The hours upon hours of gameplay (because the Atari doesn't need no stinking save button ) and of course, the onset of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome... hehe

Fond memories of 'almost' every game I've played on the console (I'm looking at you ET). Pitfall, Starmaster, Combat and Raiders of the Lost Ark.. were amongst my favorites.

Happy to say I still have a working Atari 2600
Anyone else have fond memories?


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Old 06-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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Atari (proper) died long ago therefore can't be 40 years old.

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Old 06-27-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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Atari (proper) died long ago therefore can't be 40 years old.
Some would say the same of Star Wars after 1983..


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Old 06-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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Some would say the same of Star Wars after 1983..
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Happy B-day Atari!


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Old 06-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
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That's a silly comparison.

The only thing left of Atari is a name and a logo. Everything that made Atari great is dead and buried. Much like what made Rare great was squeezed out of the company when Microsoft bought it out. "Rare" still exists, but the company with the name is no longer the Rare of greatness because the people who made it great are no longer running the show and have all left. The small team who call themselves "Rare" and "Atari Interactive" are simply inheritance of a name and logo.

Therefore, Atari died long ago.

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Old 06-27-2012, 01:50 PM   #6
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Then it is the 40th Birthday Anniversary of Atari!


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Old 06-27-2012, 01:51 PM   #7
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Happy 40th anniversary of the founding of Atari

Thank you Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.

Also, if anyone is interested, the original Atari Inc. was founded in 1972 and died in 1984.






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Old 06-27-2012, 01:54 PM   #8
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Yeah, back in the late 70's early 80's Atari name and influence was all over everything doing with video games. Never own a system, parents were to cheap/poor at that time, but I played a many of their games.


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Old 06-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #10
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Ah, the Atari 2600...probably the greatest Christmas gift I ever received....loved the game Adventure...


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Just before anyone start feeling a bit too old, Atari (the company) is on it's 40s, not Atari (the videogame). Happy birthday and carry on!


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Yeah, might be the birthday of the name but as a company but it isn't at all what it used to be. Not to be too pessimistic but it just doesn't ring the same to me. So fwiw happy birthday.

Still, it is interesting to look back into the 80's and 70's gaming era. Nice how they have reproduced t-shirts of Atari and stuff you can buy at various stores and such. I think I played some atari games once. A friend's dad had it. Combat, blackjack, and a few others.

Somewhere there's a Donkey Kong cartridge dual compatible for Atari and Sears arcade machines among all the other accumulated stuff I have. Also have space invaders or something. Have accumulated various accessories over the years as well.


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Old 06-28-2012, 02:16 AM   #13
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Yay let's have a blue alien orgy!

Oh wait, atari. Psh, boring thread.


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Old 06-28-2012, 12:37 PM   #15
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Yay let's have a blue alien orgy!

Oh wait, atari. Psh, boring thread.
Literally read the same thing.


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Old 06-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #16
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Yay let's have a blue alien orgy!

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Literally read the same thing.
Asari?! pft ... it's either Quarian or GTFO.


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Old 06-28-2012, 07:45 PM   #17
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Ahhhh Atari and Pole Position, how you drove me to the brink of insanity. Kicking, screaming, yelling obscenities *sigh* Yep, good times, good times. God how I miss all that craziness.


Well it's been a week, I think that's long enough. Time for you and me to but heads again my friend.




Happy 40th Atari!


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Old 06-30-2012, 12:20 AM   #18
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Ah, the Atari 2600...probably the greatest Christmas gift I ever received....loved the game Adventure...
Ah yes . . . Adventure. That was my favorite. Interesting tidbit about that game: I believe it is the first game with an Easter Egg. Here's the whole story about that one: Interview with Warren Robinett

My other favorite one one the ol' 2600 was Yar's Revenge. No, not the half assed remake.




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Sadly, I never got the opportunity to ever acquire the Atari 2600 - or any Atari product - for that matter.



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Old 07-09-2012, 04:35 AM   #21
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Literally read the same thing.
Same here. :/



Never had anything Atari.

Actually, I think I might have played a game at some point that was published by the modern Atari, sometime back in the 00's..



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