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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.[1] Atari was the first company to make a video arcade game in a cabinet.[2] 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.[2] They made home computers until 1993.[2]

Atari filed for bankruptcy in 2013[3]


  1. Mark J. P. Wolf, The Video Game Explosion: A History from PONG to Playstation and Beyond (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008), p. 59
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Keza MacDonald (20 March 2014). "IGN PRESENTS: THE HISTORY OF ATARI". Ziff Davis, LLC.. 

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