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Atari, Inc. is an American video game and home computer company. It was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. Atari was the first company to make a video arcade game in a cabinet. The company made famous games, such as Pong. Atari helped define the gaming entertainment industry and home computers from the 1970s to the mid-1980s. They made home computers until 1993.
- Mark J. P. Wolf, The Video Game Explosion: A History from PONG to Playstation and Beyond (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008), p. 59
- Keza MacDonald (20 March 2014). "IGN PRESENTS: THE HISTORY OF ATARI". Ziff Davis, LLC.. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/20/ign-presents-the-history-of-atari.