It has been an anniversary year with the 40th birthdays of both the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. But there is another anniversary that, in a sense above all of them, today marks the 50th anniversary of the inclusion of Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney Atari Inc, a name that will forever be synonymous with the development of the computer game industry. PC Magazine Marked events with a previous perspective, a loving look at progress from Space war! The failed Jaguar console’s currency-ups of the 1990s, and it doesn’t put any strain on the lazy management that oversaw its collapse in the years that followed.
The high point of the Atari story for us was the VCS console and computer ST line, which probably represents the best of the brand’s success in Europe where it is being written. It’s something we remember seeing an ad for an attic link in a British movie, where laughter came when teen-helplessly high prices were revealed. At least Atari fans can take comfort in the fact that by then Commodore is running evenly on the ground.
There is only one criticism PC Magazine The present Atari incarnation is doing little beyond reviving the glory of the past, and perhaps they are right. Last year we released some new cartridges for their VCS.