This week's tell-tale sign of aging: Atari turns 40
Friends, Atari has just turned 40. On July 27, 1972, Atari was officially incorporated and what followed were decades of gaming and computing excellence. And it seems that the legendary game maker has just offered its Greatest Hits in iOS for free. Yes, you heard that right. All 100 classic Atari 2600 and arcade games are now available for free, but for a limited time only. ”We’ve extended the Atari’s Greatest Hits promo for iOS! 100 classic titles in your pocket for FREE, now until 11:59pm EST, 6/28!” Atari said via its Facebook page. So, what are you waiting for? Get the game now via iTunes. Note that the offer is available for a limited time only. That means that after today, any apps you haven’t downloaded will go back as in-app purchases. Also note that if you’ll remove or reinstall the app, you’ll probably have to spend for it next time. And oh, remember to click on each of the games within the Greatest Hits collection to get all of them. By Ubergizmo. Re
Weekend Ar(t)s recalls June 27, 1972?Atari's birthday (now 40 and active!)
Sun 1 Jul 12 from Arstechnica
The iconic video game company turns 40 years old this week and is much slimmer these days.
Sat 30 Jun 12 from USA today
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dona Bailey was working as a computer programmer at General Motors when she heard the Pretenders song "Space Invader" and fell in love with it. The year was 1980. She had ...
Fri 29 Jun 12 from AP
Woman behind 'Centipede' recalls game icon's birth, Fri 29 Jun 12 from R&D Mag
NEW YORK (AP) -- A scruffy, young Steve Jobs worked at Atari before he founded Apple. "Pong," one of the world's first video games, was born there, as was "Centipede," a classic from the ...
Fri 29 Jun 12 from AP
Iconic Atari turns 40, tries to stay relevant, Fri 29 Jun 12 from R&D Mag
Friends, Atari has just turned 40. On July 27, 1972, Atari was officially incorporated and what followed were decades of gaming and computing excellence. And it seems that the legendary ...
Thu 28 Jun 12 from Ubergizmo
If you grew up in the 1970s or 1980s, today might very well have a special significance to you. On June 27, 1972, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney filed incorporation papers for Atari, a move ...
Thu 28 Jun 12 from Techspot
It was 40 years ago yesterday that Atari's Nolan Bushnell taught the world to play. Bushnell, an engineer and game programmer, built and sold Atari in the late 1970s, ushering in the era of ...
Thu 28 Jun 12 from TechCrunch
Games studio Atari planned to launch a national gaming network over telephone lines in the mid-'70s, but the move was axed by Warner Communications executives after the ...
Thu 28 Jun 12 from The Verge
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