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Atari Turns 50: A Look Back on the Original Name in Video Games

My Atari 800 computer and 2600 game console (Image: Jamie Lendino)


Spacewar! on a DEC PDP-1 (Image: Kenneth Lu/Creative Commons)

Computer Space

Computer Space at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California (Image: Jamie Lendino)

Avoid Missing Ball for High Score

Birth of Atari, and Arcades

An Atari Pong cabinet (Image: Rob Boudon/ubcule/Creative Commons 2.0)
Atari’s Star Wars coin-op

Have You Played Atari Today?

A “Heavy Sixer” Atari 2600 from 1977 with the Adventure cartridge (Image: Jamie Lendino)
Space Invaders on the 2600
The Atari 400 computer, released in 1979 (Image: Evan Amos/Creative Commons)

Computers for People

Star Raiders for the Atari 400/800

Atari Becomes a Household Name

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back on the Atari 2600
An Atari 5200 console (Image: Evan Amos/Creative Commons)

The (Video Game) Music Stops

The 16-bit Atari 1040ST with an SC1224 color monitor and mouse (Image: Bill Bertram/CC BY-SA 2.5)

Atari Corporation: Power Without the Price

FTL’s Dungeon Master

Sputtering and Last Gasps

An Atari Lynx handheld console (Image: Evan Amos/Creative Commons)
The Atari Jaguar (Image: Evan Amos/Creative Commons)

Atari Lives On

My Atari 800 and Atari 1040STE setup at home (Image: Jamie Lendino)



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