January 21, 2013

Dang, they got the pun

Filed under: Historic, Modern artifacts, Pop culture — acagle @ 7:57 pm

before I did: Game over: Atari files for bankruptcy

Atari has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. and is planning to sell off its logo and videogame titles.

The 30-year-old firm was one of the original gaming pioneers, producing classic titles such as Pong, Asteroids and Centipede.

However Atari is likely to live on, as the move is designed to sever ties with its troubled French parent company and secure independent funding to develop more games for digital and mobile platforms.

I got a replica Atari console a couple of Christmases ago, and played it a little, but not much and I gave it away. We didn’t have one when I was a kid in the ’70s, but I think we had an Odyssey. We got a decent amount of use out of that one. Otherwise, the only Atari games I had much to do with were the regular arcade games. A true technological and pop-cultural touchstone though.

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