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The Atari Corporation were once a major force in the computer entertainment industry. They made video games and personal computers.

Founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell Atari could be credited with starting the Video Arcade industry with the seminal Pong. Since the early days of coin operated machines, Atari has been responsible for home consoles Atari 2600 VCS, eight-bit computers (Atari 400 & 800), took part in the 16 bit computer revolution with the Atari ST, made the revolutionary (for its time) 64 bit Atari Jaguar, and a hand held video game console, the Atari Lynx.

The founders of Atari have said that the inspiration for the name is a term from the board game Go; the term means, roughly, "Look out, this move I am making is dangerous to you".

List of Video Game Consoles:

Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Atari Jaguar
Atari Lynx


List of 8-bit (MOS Technologies 6502) microcomputers:

Atari 400
Atari 800
Atari 1200XL
Atari 800XL
Atari 600XL
Atari 130XE
Atari 65XE

List of 16-bit (Motorola 68000) microcomputers:
Atari 520ST
Atari 1040ST


http://www.atari.org

http://www.atari-history.com

http://www.atariage.com