My Atari Years

My Atari YearsI just read that Atari has filed for bankruptcy in the US.

The oldest brand in video gaming is to sell of (sic) its distinctive logo and the rights to classic games such as Pong, Asteroids and Centipede.

My first home gaming experience was with Atari. In the early 80s, I played on an Atari 2600 clone called the Gemini (not my award). I held onto my old Atari catalogue, shown below.

Atari Catalog of Games

Old Atari Booklet

I wouldn't mind owning that logo. Maybe if we all chip in we can put together a solid bid?

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Filing 25 years later?

What have they been doing for the last 25-30 years?

I thought they went out years ago.

January 21, 2013 @ 11:50 AM

Gary J. Fox

Anyone can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the Atari brand was acquired by Infogrames in the 1990s and the brand wasn't used as much until that company changed it name to Atari in the 2000s.
So pretty much the company was sold once before and it looks like the brand will be sold again now that the company formerly known as Infogrames, now known as Atari, is filing for bankruptcy.
Its a tough time in the video game industry all around though, sales are down for most studios and margins are thinning for games not called Call of Duty or Madden.

January 21, 2013 @ 1:10 PM



Thanks for the info!

January 21, 2013 @ 2:21 PM

Handsome Rob

I just got a retro gaming Atari unit for Christmas. 75 classic games built into the base unit, with two wireless controllers that look like the old joystick with the orange button! Should crack it open and play a little space invaders tonight.

January 21, 2013 @ 7:06 PM

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