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Seminal video game company Atari has filed for bankruptcy in the US in an effort "to break free from their debt-laden French parent," according to the L.A. Times.
Atari's revenue has declined in recent decades. Since the early 2000s, the company has been under the rule of a French parent, known as Atari S.A.
Atari is, of course, most famous for creating arcade classics such as Pong and Asteroids. It is currently working on a new version of Pong with Zynga and a 'greatest hits' collection from its back catalogue.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I have a 2600 and 5200 though and they both should still work with a dozen games for the 52 and..well.. didn't everyone just have a box or two full of games for the 26?
Originally posted by 0bserver1
.... I loved to play missile command , space invaders, etc.. I wish I had those machines still in possession.
Mine is in remission..... I can stay clean for years, but it would only take that 1 time, for me to once again become submerged within the clutches of gamer addiction. lol
Then Colecovision and my first introduction to Donkey Kong! If only I'd known then..I'd have packed it away and never touched it again...I became a born-again gamer! I think I still suffer the condition.
It may not be the same version that you had, but Pong is on that list.
The only console I grew up with and didn't see may have literally pre-dated that list. It was an original 'Pong' console my grandparents had. No idea how old it was by that time...but who knew you could play so many versions of Pong and [color=C9FFFA]for so many hours too?
You also had keep track of everyone's games, so that everyone didn't end up having mostly the same games. Much better to be able to trade 'em off.
Whose house everyone played at depended on what games we all were in the mood for. lol..... Such different times.
[color=FF8091]No no no no no no no no!!!!! faster faster faster....
[color=FF8091]Whew, that was close....