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Company nameAtari
Company typePublic company
IndustryConsumer electronics, video games
Founded28 June 1972 as Atari, Inc.
1984 as Atari Corporation and Atari Games
1998 as Atari Interactive (division of Hasbro Interactive)
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, USA
Lyon, France
ProductsVideo games, consumer electronics
ParentAtari, SA

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Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. It is currently owned by Atari Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA (ASA). The original Atari, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers. The company's products, such as Pong and the Atari 2600, helped define the computer entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid 1980s.

In 1984, the original Atari Inc. was split, and the arcade division was turned into Atari Games Inc. Atari Games received the rights to use the logo and brand name with appended text "Games" on arcade games, as well as rights to the original 1972 - 1984 arcade hardware properties. The Atari Consumer Electronics Division properties were in turn sold to Jack Tramiel's Tramel Technology Ltd., which then renamed itself to Atari Corporation. In 1996, Atari Corporation reverse merged with disk drive manufacturer JT Storage (JTS), becoming a division within the company.

In 1998, Hasbro Interactive acquired all Atari Corporation related properties from JTS., creating a new subsidiary, Atari Interactive. IESA bought Hasbro Interactive in 2001 and renamed it to Infogrames Interactive. IESA changed the company name entirely to Atari Interactive in 2003.

The company that currently bears the name Atari Inc. was founded in 1993 under the name GT Interactive. IESA acquired a 62% controlling interest in GT Interactive in 1999, and renamed it Infogrames, Inc. Following IESA's acquisition of Hasbro Interactive, Infogrames, Inc. intermittently published Atari branded titles for Infogrames Interactive. In 2003, Infogrames Inc. licensed the Atari name and logo from Atari Interactive and changed its name to Atari Inc. On October 11, 2008, Infogrames completed its acquisition of Atari, Inc., making it a wholly owned subsidiary.

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Classic Atari game Warlords gets 21st century makeover - TG Daily Tweet this news
TG Daily--Old-school players may recall Warlords as one of the most addicting four-player -Atari- games ever created, and now it's getting the modern-day respect it deserves with a 21st century remake heading to the Xbox 360 and PS3. Originally relea - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:51:41 GMT+00:00
Atari's Warlords Coming To PS3 And Xbox 360 This Summer - Cinema Blend Tweet this news
Cinema Blend--A remake of the classic 1989 -Atari- 2600 title is heading to home consoles this summer as a digital-download featuring hack-and-slash RPG action for up to four-players. The Gauntlet-esque title is said to be a “whimsical” reinvention of - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:04:56 GMT+00:00
Atari Joystick Jewel Box Incases Jewels And Retro Gaming In One - Gadget Review Tweet this news
Gadget Review--Retro will never get old and that's what makes this joystick jewel box so darn snazzy. The joystick itself serves as a ring holder, while the box below is made up of two parts for a multi-tiered storage system, great if you want to sep - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:55:23 GMT+00:00
Atari remaking Warlords for XBLA, PSN - Destructoid Tweet this news
Destructoid--Based on the -Atari- 2600 title, the game supports up to four players who will all be tasked with defending their castles from dragons. Because dragons are a pain in the ass. Warlords is going to support online and offline competitive and coo - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:33:08 GMT+00:00
Atari Joystick Jewelry Box: Perfect for Game Cartridges (and Jewelry) - PCWorld Tweet this news
PCWorld--Yeah, neither do I. But I was born in the mid-80's, about a decade after the -Atari- 2600 made its epic debut in 1977. Anyway, for those of you who do remember (or for those of you who rock the ... - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:16:23 GMT+00:00
'Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime' Game Review - Tweet this news it's 2011, and -Atari- has returned to the franchise once again with the download-only Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, which boasts a story penned by IDW's Tom Waltz to serve as a backdrop to its much more arcade-flavored action - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:02:59 GMT+00:00
Religious activist gunned down - The News International Tweet this news
The News International--They said Asghar -Atari-, 50, was shot dead was outside his house in Moach Goth near SUPARCO Road on Monday morning when the assailants opened fire on him and escaped. -Atari- received multiple bullet wounds and died on the sport. - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:41:31 GMT+00:00
Ben Heck crams an Xbox 360 into an Atari - DVICE Tweet this news
DVICE--Yep, he crammed an Xbox 360 into an -Atari-. Of course, because you'd want your -Atari-/Xbox hybrid to also be portable, he installed an LCD screen as well. That way, you can enjoy some sun this summer while also being tethered to your preciou - Date : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:53:14 GMT+00:00
Ben Heck's Got an Atari 2600-esque Xbox 360 - Tom's Hardware Guide Tweet this news
Tom's Hardware Guide--We're getting kind of used to seeing all the different creative projects dreamt up by Ben Heck but Heck's most recent project was actually a request from -Atari-. -Atari- recently asked mod-god Ben Heck to come up with - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 05:42:29 GMT+00:00
Super Bowl-bound Knights - University of Central Florida Tweet this news
University of Central Florida--Three former UCF Knights, Josh Sitton, -Atari- Bigby and Michael Greco will continue their pursuit of the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Sunday when the Green Bay ... - Date : Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:05:24 GMT+00:00

Atari hardware

Personal computersAtari 8-bit family * Atari ST * Atari MEGA STE * Atari TT030 * Atari Transputer Workstation * Atari Falcon
Portable computersAtari STacy * ST BOOK * Atari Portfolio
Video game consolesPong * Stunt Cycle * Video Pinball * Atari 2600 * Atari 5200 * Atari 2800 * Atari 7800 * Atari Lynx * Atari Jaguar (Jaguar CD) * Atari Flashback * Atari Flashback 2
Cancelled prototypesAtari Cosmos * Atari Panther * Atari Jaguar II
OtherAtari Video Music

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