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Atari Turns 40: Are You an Old-School Gamer?

thezilch 2012/07/02 18:00:00
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Atari, an iconic video game company, has got plenty of history. Steve Jobs used to work there before he founded Apple. "Pong," one of the first video games ever, was founded there. Heck, even the creators of "Call of Duty" used to be game developers at the company. And now, the company is officially 40 years old!
Weekend Ar(t)s recalls June 27, 1972—Atari's birthday (now 40 and active!)

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  • Wesloco 2012/07/11 20:51:28 (edited)
    Yes, I'm old school
    Wesloco
    +4
    I love NES! I just found an old system at the flea market and have rediscovered the joys of Super Mario Bros

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  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/07/02 18:59:52
    Yes, I'm old school
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +1
    CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY HOURS I PLAYED ATARI WITH MY SONS IN THE "OLD DAYS." ....GREAT GRANDMA
  • strange_armour 2012/07/02 18:53:17
    Yes, I'm old school
    strange_armour
    +1
    Wow. Looooong time. That's an awful lot of candles.
  • Wolverineland 2012/07/02 18:53:12
    Yes, I'm old school
    Wolverineland
    +2
    Happy Birthday old friend. atari
  • tobe 2012/07/02 18:49:18 (edited)
    Yes, I'm old school
    tobe
    +2
    I played atari and had a nintendo though I have now upgraded to a wii but id rather play this ski ball



    than video games
  • Jen tobe 2012/07/02 19:24:36
    Jen
    +1
    I'm hooked on Wii also, having lots of fun bowling and tennis.
  • tobe Jen 2012/07/02 19:31:50
    tobe
    me too. I like game party 3 and wii sports
  • jaydenvdv 2012/07/02 18:43:31
    Yes, I'm old school
    jaydenvdv
    +1
    Yep, my step son, just hooked up our old atari!!
  • CサïCサï xχx 2012/07/02 18:41:42
  • Linkums 2012/07/02 18:40:07
    Yes, I'm old school
    Linkums
    +1
    I didn't play Atari too much, but my neighbor down the street had one that i played sometimes. And my grandpa had a Colecovision. I mostly played NES at my house though.
  • Rubyking 2012/07/02 18:36:43
    Yes, I'm old school
    Rubyking
    +1
    yes for someone so young my knowledge of the gaming arts are rather outdated
  • sammanilla 2012/07/02 18:36:08
    Yes, I'm old school
    sammanilla
    +1
    The 2600 was my first access into the computer world. Brings back many fond memories -- including Atari Thumb.
  • historian 2012/07/02 18:34:19
    Yes, I'm old school
    historian
    +2
    Used to get to play atari some, but it was the adults' toy, and we were usually told to go outside and play lol

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  • sammanilla historian 2012/07/02 19:08:52
    sammanilla
    +1
    Asteroids was my favorite. To see how simple it is now is stunning. Then I have to remember that it came before commodore and Trash 80.
  • Baya Suesette 2012/07/02 18:32:30
    No, what's an "Atari"?
    Baya Suesette
    +1
    But I know what Atari is.
  • flyingseaturtle BN 2012/07/02 18:31:32
    Yes, I'm old school
    flyingseaturtle BN
    +1
    My parents owned one ;-)
  • Jen flyings... 2012/07/02 19:29:42
    Jen
    +1
    I remember Intellivision which preceded Atari, I think. Or else they came out with Intellivision once Atari became so popular. Anyhow, they rivalled each other.
  • Fef 2012/07/02 18:29:27
    Yes, I'm old school
    Fef
    +2
    And not much of a new school gamer. Though, I try. I play COD / Modern Warfare with my kids.
  • Chris D 2012/07/02 18:28:07
    Yes, I'm old school
    Chris D
    +2
    Atari Superman was one of the very early "first person" adventure games - spent hours on this!
    atari superman

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