May 14, 2013 |
Now, if you promise you won't do this in front of your boss, I'll let you in on a nice video game secret today: Go to Google image search , type in "Atari Breakout," and, well, see what happens. Yes, that's right, now you can play the old arcade and Atari 2600 hit "Breakout" on your computer, with the Google images becoming the bricks you must destroy. This year is the 37th anniversary of the game, which has had many variations since its initial release, but there's still something magical in the original.
April 7, 2013 |
Nolan Bushnell can boast of some notable achievements in his remarkable career. He helped start Atari and Chuck E. Cheese. But almost as important: Atari famously hired the young Jobs in 1974, a time when the future Apple founder was in his heavy spiritual exploration phase, shaving his head, traveling to India. Not the button-down corporate type by any measure. Eventually, Jobs would leave and start a little company called Apple. But he remained friends with Bushnell over the years.
February 10, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Band of Outsiders creative director Scott Sternberg showed the label's fall 2013 women's collection Saturday during New York Fashion Week. Inspiration: "I was listening to early '40s Billie Holiday and sort of researching that era," Sternberg explained backstage after the show. "I was working on [a] men's Atari [collaboration] for the forthcoming holiday collection, and I didn't have any prints for my '40s collection, and somehow it seemed very logical to go to Atari for that.
January 21, 2013 |
Atari is now bankrupt in two countries. A day after its American unit filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection , Paris-based Atari S.A. on Monday took a similar measure under Book 6 of that country's commercial code. U.S.-based Atari Inc. contains most of the French parent company's operations and is actively seeking a buyer while under Chapter 11 in order to continue operating as a private entity. Atari S.A. did not make any indication about its future plans, though with few assets outside of its American subsidiary, it will quite possibly sell off parts of the company and dissolve.
January 20, 2013 |
The U.S. operations of iconic but long-troubled video game maker Atari have filed for bankruptcy in an effort to break free from their debt-laden French parent. Atari Inc. and three of its affiliates filed petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York late Sunday. Its leaders hope to break the American business free from French parent Atari S.A. and in the next few months find a buyer to take the company private. They hope to grow a modest business focused on digital and mobile platforms, according to a knowledgeable person not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
January 17, 2013 |
My experience over the years is that Nolan Bushnell, the guy who founded Atari and once hired Steve Jobs, doesn't talk to the press much. So when the opportunity to talk to him came up, I jumped at it. "I basically look at PR as something you do if there's an object in mind," Bushnell said during a phone interview this week. "But my ego doesn't need it. " Fair enough. But Bushnell does have an object in mind. In fact, two of them. The first is a documentary that's going to be airing on various PBS stations over the next few weeks called, "Something Ventured: Risk, Reward And The Original Venture Capitalists.