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The History of Atari

The history of Atari is summarised in 12 chapters ( which you can see listed on the left) and these represent the key moments that make up the 24 years that Atari was in business.

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 1972 - the birth of Atari
 The world goes Pong crazy
 Launch of the VCS
 Atari grows up
 Just before the crash...
 1984 - The crash
 The new Atari Corporation
 Computer wars
 Playing the game
 Survival of the fittest
 Let's play games again
 1996 - Game over

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