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Full name: Atari, Inc.
Established: 1971

Founded in 1971 by the legendary Nolan Bushnell, Atari published the phenominally successful arcade title Pong in 1972. In 1976 Warner Brothers acquired Bushnell's share of the outfit for a massive 28 million US dollars. Warner, creating two separate entities, sold the home computer division, Atari Corp., to Commodore founder Jack Tramiel in 1984, retaining right to the Atari Games arcade division.

1985 saw Japanese arcade giant Namco acquire a controlling share in Atari Games, a share that was bought back by Atari Games employees the next year.

In 1993 Warner chose to rebrand its Atari Games division to Time Warner Interactive. Within three years the company sold its Atari Games division to WMS, owners of Midway and Bally/Midway. In the same year Tramiel's struggling Atari Corp. joined with hard drive manufacturer JTS and, within a year, was closed completely.

One year on, in 1998, JTS sold its Atari Corp. assets to Hasbro for just five million US dollars. Aiming to avoid confusion with the newly resurrected Atari brand, Midway chose to rename Atari Games to Midway Games West.

By 2000 Hasbro Interactive found itself struggling, saved only when French videogame publisher giant Infogrames acquired the company, Atari brand and all.

2001 marked a sad point in Atari's history. Midway, owners of the Atari Games brand, made the decision to step out of the arcade business. As the only arcade manufacturer holding the Atari name, the decision ended Atari's involvement in the arcade industry. Indeed, it marked the end of the Midway and Bally Midway arcade legends.

Two years later, Midway closed its Midway Games West studio. The studio, formerly known as Atari Games, signed the end of Atari's involvement in the home video game industry.

For three months the Atari name ceased to feature on the video game landscape. However, in May 2003 Infogrames announced that its key titles would be published by Atari, Inc., resurrecting the historic brand

The Atari name and famous logo soon became Infogrames' primary publishing outfit, covering everything from triple-A to minor releases. For some years the new Atari enjoyed big hits with titles such as Driver and Dragonball Z, but in 2006 the company's financial reports showed things were far from rosy. In May the company sold the Stuntman property rights to rival THQ, and the following month announced staggering losses of 67 million US dollars. Within weeks Atari sold the licence for Driver and the franchise's developer Reflection to Ubisoft, securing a reported $24m.

Things fared no better into 2007. In April 20% of the workforce was laid off, in July NASDAQ threatened to de-list the company on the stock exchange and in October parent Infogrames axed five of Atari's board members.

In the November of 2007 Atari's Board announced “substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern”, along with news that Dragon Ball Z owner FUNimation wished to terminate its licence with Atari.

Its future continued to look uncertain in 2008 with parent Infogrames changing its top brass, as CFO Yves Hannebelle and CEO Patrick Leleuat were replaced. Its key triple-A title, Alone In The Dark, suffered repeated slippages, and the company struggled to grapple with the hardcore vs. casual market and flip-flopped over its stance on online vs. single-player.

A ray of hope shone in the late summer of 2008, however, as Namco Bandai acquired a third of Infogrames' distribution business and a "strategic partnership". The deal included an option on the purchase of the remaining stock, leading to speculation of a buy out.

This saw fruit in 2009 when Namco Bandai acquired Infogrames' Atari titles and offices across the European, Asian, New Zealand and Australian (PAL) territories. The fruit was not to sport the famous triple striped logo or Atari name, but instead the somewhat bland moniker "Namco Bandai Partners".

What remained of the Atari brand was now solely within the US, as Atari, Inc.

With weeks, however, Infogrames SA announced it would coalesce the two brands, Infogrames and Atari, as Atari SA. Based in Paris, the holding company would serve as the head quarters for the remaining Infogrames subsidiaries, including Atari, Inc. The vision was to focus on digital projects.

An old friend returned to the company in 2010, with the appointment of founder Nolan Bushnell in the role of strategic planning. Later that year, former Disney man Alex Chung joined, taking responsibility of PC and casual games distribution across the US, cementing the company's vision in the online, casual and digital market, as opposed to boxed products.

Another year and another CEO. 2011 saw former boss Jeff Lapin depart, to be replaced by deputy Jim Wilson.

Following a disturbingly quiet 2012, Atari, Inc., the US based subsidiary, filed for Chapter 11. This was reported as bid to break away from its French parent, Atari SA, and its growing debts.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Atari's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1972 title, "Pong" (Arcade).

The company has been involved titles released on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, 3DS/2DS, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, DS/DSi, PS2, Power Mac, PSP, Xbox, GameCube, GBA, N-Gage, PlayStation, Arcade, Dreamcast, Nuon, Saturn, Jaguar, SNES, ST, Mac, Lynx, C64, Vic-20, Spectrum 48K, Sinclair Spectrum 128K, Amstrad CPC, TI99, Atari 7800, Atari 5200, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Atari 2600/VCS, Intellivision and Colecovision. Of these, "Sonic Adventure 2" (GameCube), "Rollercoaster Tycoon 3" (PC), "Sonic Mega Collection" (GameCube), "Enter the Matrix" (GameCube), "Driv3r" (PS2) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2019 release "Tempest 4000" (Xbox One).

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19 Feb 2007

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01 Feb 2007

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19 Oct 2006

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17 Oct 2006

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29 Sep 2006

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15 Sep 2006

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30 Aug 2006

Atari Announces Second Test Drive Unlimited Demo

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23 Aug 2006

Atari's Test Drive Unlimited Goes Gold

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23 Aug 2006

Spellbinding Bullet WitchTM to Descend Upon Gamers

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09 Aug 2006

Atari UK signs distribution deal with Ignition Entertainment for new titles in 2006

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31 Jul 2006

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26 Jun 2006

So Hot Right Now

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26 Apr 2006

Atari’s Driver: Parallel Lines Goes Gold

Next instalment in blockbuster series featuring Hollywood-style Action-Driving is set for March launch across Europe.

08 Mar 2006

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08 Mar 2006

Tycoon City New York - new demo and trailer available

Brand new playable demo & second trailer shows you how to build the city that never sleeps your way in Tycoon City New York.

15 Feb 2006

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24 Jan 2006

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New PC Expansion Pack invites consumers for a ride in a Safari Theme Park Adventure.

20 Oct 2005

Suburban Life Revealed in Tycoon City: New York

Another slice o' life from The Big Apple.

08 Aug 2005

Atari to Publish Musashi: Samurai Legend in Europe

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20 Jul 2005

Atari Announces E3 2005 Lineup

Leading Third-Party Publisher to Showcase Original Titles and Licensed Entertainment Properties for Current and Next-Generation Game Systems and PC

16 May 2005

Rising Star Sets on Atari

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13 May 2005

Threat Level Reaches Gold as Atari’s Act of War: Direct Action Nears Launch

Penned by best-selling author, Act of War: Direct Action marches to manufacturing.

04 Mar 2005

Atari developing and publishing The Matrix: Path of Neo under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment license

Video game based on The Matrix Trilogy scheduled for Q4 2005 release on PS2, Xbox and PC.

14 Feb 2005

Atari and Metropolis in stealth and action together

In partnership for Aurora Watching in Germany.

13 Jan 2005

Atari Announces Timeshift for the PC and XBox for Autumn 2005

First-person action game challenges players to fight in the fourth dimension; game features advanced graphics and time control technology.

10 Jan 2005

Bandai & Atari Announce Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

PlayStation 2 game based on legendary Japanese Anime comes to Europe in 2005.

01 Nov 2004

Beyblade GRevolution From Atari Spins Onto Game Boy Advance

Play as the popular TV hero Tyson in the awesome handheld battle adventure game, hitting stores across europe this November.

01 Nov 2004

Shadow Ops: Red Mercury original soundtrack released in Europe

Inon Zur's cinematic score available on CD with Special Edition.

08 Oct 2004

Atari Ships Shadow Ops: Red Mercury For PC

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23 Sep 2004

Atari Develops Shadow Ops: Red Mercury For AMD 64-Bit Processors

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17 Sep 2004

Atari’s Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Hits Retail Stores

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14 Sep 2004

Atari’s Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Goes Gold

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27 Aug 2004

Gametrak wins Best of GC 2004 award at Leipzig Games Convention

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23 Aug 2004

Terminator 3: The Redemption web site goes live

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18 Aug 2004

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08 Jul 2004

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02 Jul 2004

Atari’s Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone brings together major Hollywood talent

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24 May 2004

Atari’s Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone Coming to Xbox

Creators of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers to bring popular Dungeons and Dragons world to Xbox.

19 May 2004

Atari Announces Transformers Video Game Has Gone Gold

Popular brand celebrates 20th anniversary with PlayStation 2 game that's "more than meets the eye".

29 Apr 2004

Atari partners with Stormfront Studios to develop Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone

Creators of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers to Bring Popular Dungeons & Dragons World to PlayStation 2.

19 Mar 2004

Enter The Matrix now in Atari's budget ranges

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12 Mar 2004

Unreal Tournament 2004 goes gold

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08 Mar 2004

Atari and Epic Games' Unreal Tournament 2004 demo becomes one of the most popular game downloads of all time

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23 Feb 2004

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19 Feb 2004

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28 Jan 2004

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28 Jan 2004

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19 Jan 2004

Atari Signs Ridley Scott Associates to Deliver Driv3r Original Live-Action Short Film

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06 Jan 2004

Atari releases Mission: Impossible – Operation Surma

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10 Dec 2003

Atari ships Artifact Entertainment’s Horizons: Empire of Istaria

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10 Dec 2003

Atari announces Unreal II: The Awakening – Special Edition for PC

Package includes original single player game and revolutionary Expanded Multiplayer (XMP) Mode - XMP to be made available for current owners.

05 Dec 2003

Atari Releases Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark

Award-winning Neverwinter Nights universe expands with new campaign, epic levels, prestige classes, creatures, spells and more.

04 Dec 2003

Atari Ships Terminator 3: War of the Machines

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04 Dec 2003

Atari's DRIV3R to feature major hollywood talent

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03 Dec 2003

Atari announces Terminator 3: Redemption

Game based on summer blockbuster to feature Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator.

26 Nov 2003

Atari announces holiday line-up

Portions of line-up already outperforming expectations, company reaffirms quarterly guidance.

26 Nov 2003

Atari ships Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds

Xbox Live support highlights strategic fighting game based on Wizards of the Coast’s premier trading card game.

21 Nov 2003

‘T3 Tuesday’ set for November 11

Atari readies Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines video game to launch on PlayStation 2 and Xbox day and date with DVD.

12 Nov 2003

Atari Ships Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Arnold Schwarzenegger likeness and voice make first ever videogame appearance; exclusive film footage available.

12 Nov 2003

Atari ships eagerly awaited Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 on retailers shelves this week.

10 Nov 2003

Atari releases Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition

The original Neverwinter Nights; Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide; extra Bioware-Developed modules available now.

07 Nov 2003

Horizons: Empire of Istaria to ship December 9

Highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing game available for holidays.

31 Oct 2003

Atari unveils Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition

Extra BioWare-Developed Modules Available in November

10 Oct 2003

Atari plans patch for The Temple of Elemental Evil

Significant feedback from player community used to fine-tune and update latest Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.

06 Oct 2003

Beyblade conquers all-formats game charts

Battling tops game proves PSone is still alive.

09 Sep 2003

Atari’s The Temple of Elemental Evil goes gold

Popular Dungeons & Dragons World of Greyhawk to make first interactive appearance on September 23.

08 Sep 2003

Atari announces sequel to best-selling Dragon Ball Z game

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 to ship this Winter.

19 Aug 2003

Atari announces Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark

Award-winning Neverwinter Nights universe expands with new campaign, epic levels, prestige classes, creatures, spells and more.

18 Aug 2003

Leaders of the next generation of games to converge on Austin in September

Austin Game Conference to feature keynotes by Raph Koster, chief designer of Star Wars Galaxies, and Mark Jacobs, CEO/President, Mythic Entertainment

07 Aug 2003

Mayor of London Backs London Games Week

Ken Livingstone praises the games industry

01 Aug 2003

New video game to hit PSone console, based on popular toy and successful TV show Beyblade

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28 Jul 2003

Atari bringing Epic Games' Unreal II: The Awakening to Xbox for Christmas 2003

Console version of PC hit includes Xbox enhancements, multiplayer game modes including single player cooperative play and online competition.

16 Jul 2003

Atari introduces Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds for Xbox and PC

Xbox Live! support highlights strategic fighting game based on Wizards of the Coast's premier trading card game.

10 Jul 2003

Atari and FUNimation expand relationship with new publishing agreement

Atari to produce video games based on FUNimation's Yu Yu Hakusho hit Anime.

04 Jul 2003

Atari releases Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide

First official expansion pack for Neverwinter Nights features new single player campaign, additional monsters, classes and more.

02 Jul 2003 goes live

The Temple of Elemental Evil movies, screenshots, game info and more now available online.

20 Jun 2003

Atari to wage full scale futuristic warfare online in Terminator 3: War Of The Machines for PC in Fall 2003

Drivable vehicles, fixed gun turrets, vast battlefields highlight a war game that pits Skynet terminators versus tech com special forces.

20 Jun 2003

Enter the Matrix joins Atari's "more than 2.5 million sold" club

Fastest-selling title in company's history.

19 Jun 2003

Atari's Enter the Matrix premieres as no. 1 selling video game; sales surpass 1 million units in first week

Enter the Matrix sets historical mark by reaching 1 million units sold-through faster than any other movie-based game.

28 May 2003

Change the course of history with new Axis & Allies experience

Atari and Timegate Studios to develop new PC game based on best-selling franchise.

22 May 2003

Global interactive entertainment publisher Atari, Inc. and Firaxis Games announce a long-term development and publishing deal

Deal broadens existing relationship to encompass new titles and further expand hugely successful Sid Meier's Civilization franchise.

22 May 2003

Atari announces Unreal Tournament 2004

Includes new maps, modes, mods. New 'assault' and 'onslaught' game types include huge terrain, land, space and air-based vehicles.

15 May 2003

Infogrames adopts legendary Atari brand in worldwide name change

30 years after it began a revolution in entertainment, Infogrames returns the beacon of innovation to the forefront of gaming industry it launched.

08 May 2003

Atari ships more than 4 million copies of Enter the Matrix to retail outlets worldwide

Landmark game generates Atari's largest initial shipment ever - game available May 15, in conjunction with release of The Matrix Reloaded.

07 May 2003

Atari's Stuntman joins the PlayStation 2 "Platinum" collection

Top-selling PlayStation 2 driving game earns its place among PlayStation 2 system's elite.

02 May 2003

Atari bringing Stuntman to Game Boy Advance

The PlayStation 2 hit jumps, crashes and rolls onto handheld with amazing graphics, addictive gameplay.

02 May 2003

Atari's Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines Videogame

Arnold Schwarzenegger Likeness and Voice Make First Ever Videogame Appearance on All Major Console Systems

25 Apr 2003

Atari’s Test Drive and Stuntman join the PlayStation 2 'Greatest Hits' collection

Top-selling PlayStation 2 driving games earn their place among system’s elite.

22 Apr 2003

Atari reveals details behind special project Kya: Dark Lineage

Newest intellectual property to be PlayStation 2 exclusive.

10 Apr 2003

Horizons on the, umm, horizon

Atari to publish Artifact Entertainment’s Horizons highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing game available for PC in fall 2003.

28 Mar 2003

Atari brings Superman to Nintendo Gamecube and Game Boy Advance

Countdown to Apokolips announced for Game Boy Advance; numerous enhancements, new modes for Nintendo GameCube version of Shadow of Apokolips.

26 Feb 2003

Midway Games West ceases operations

Atari Games no more.

07 Feb 2003

Join the Freedom Federation in the ultimate space battle as hit Japanese game Ikaruga comes to Europe

Atari to release wildly popular arcade game for Nintendo GameCube.

28 Jan 2003

Atari ships Battle Engine Aquila for Xbox and PlayStation 2

Official PlayStation 2 Magazine recommends as “Must Buy”; Official Xbox Magazine gives shooter 8.3 out of 10 rating.

28 Jan 2003

Four heroes, one goal, unlimited danger!

Atari launches official D&D Heroes website at

16 Jan 2003

Unreal Tournament 2003 reigns as #1 selling PC product for two weeks, excluding expansion packs

Follow-up to 1999 Game of the Year boasts new game modes, industry leading graphics.

28 Nov 2002 goes live

Battle Engine Aquila movies, screenshots, game info and more now available online to consumers.

25 Nov 2002

Neverwinter Nights Collector’s Edition

New US package for popular role-playeing title.

22 Nov 2002

Atari announces Spring 2003 release of Transworld Surf: Next Wave for the Nintendo GameCube

New edition of genre-defining surfing game rebuilt from the ground up to include new gameplay enhancements, other improvements.

17 Oct 2002

Atari’s Godzilla: Destroy all Monsters Melee stomps onto Nintendo Gamecube

Massive scale, true-to-movie monsters, four player mayhem highlight fighting game.

15 Oct 2002

Atari Announces Godzilla: Domination for Game Boy Advance

Monster-Sized Fighting Game Brings Nuclear-Powered Combat To Handheld Gaming This Fall.

12 Jul 2002

It's an Atari Revival

Creature Labs injects new life into Warlords to coincide with Atari's 30th Anniversary.

12 Jul 2002

V-Rally 3 Screeches onto PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Advance this Summer

Third instalment promises to be the 'state of the art' rally experience.

10 May 2002

Midway leaves arcade market

End of an era

28 Dec 2001

Infogrames announces Spring 2002 release of Transworld Surf for the PlayStation 2

Atari hit on Xbox creates demand on other consoles.

14 Dec 2001

Barbican Gallery Announces the first major UK Exhibition to Explore the History, Culture and Future of Computer Games.

Barbican is proud to announce Game On, the first major UK exhibition to explore the 40-year history of computer gaming (1962-2002 and beyond).

23 Nov 2001

Infogrames to Release its Largest PlayStation 2 Slate Ever for the 2001 Holiday Season

Two new Atari titles among six new PlayStation 2 games, support for PSOne still strong with four new games for the holidays.

28 Oct 2001

Infogrames acquires Hasbro Interactive

Infogrames purchases Hasbro Interactive, including Microprose and Atari, for 5 million USD and 4.5 million shares.

28 Dec 2000

Atari Games becomes Midway Games West

Atari rebranded to avoid confusion with Hasbro's newly acquired Atari division

28 Dec 1998

Hasbro acquires Atari Corp.

Hasbro buys Atari for 5 million USD

28 Mar 1998

Atari Corp. ceases operations

JTS sub-division is closed down.

28 Dec 1997

Atari Corp. merges with JTS

Atari Corp. joins hard disk manufacturer JTS Corp.

28 Dec 1996

Time Warner Interactive sells Atari Games

Midway owner acquires Atari Games.

28 Dec 1996

Atari Games becomes Time Warner Interactive

Warner rebrands home computer game division

28 Dec 1993

Atari Launches the Phenomenal Jaguar

The First 64-Bit Multi-Media Entertainment System and Made in the USA

03 Jun 1993

Atari Games reclaimed from Namco

Employees reclaim Namco's share of the company

28 Dec 1986

Namco takes control of Atari Games

Japanese arcade giant acquires controlling share.

28 Dec 1985

Atari Games and Atari Corporation are born

Warner creates two new entities.

28 Dec 1984

Time Warner sells Atari Corp.

Atari sold to Jack Tramiel

01 Jul 1984

Time Warner acquires Atari Inc.

Bushnell divests all shares in Atari to Warner for 28m US dollars

28 Dec 1976

Atari's Pong hits the arcades

The modern arcade videogame business is born.

28 Dec 1972

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