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  • Blog Post: Atari Founder Says Nintendo Could Be On A "Path To Irrelevance"

    Nintendo's latest console, the Wii U, hasn't fared well on store shelves, and a lot of gaming enthusiasts seem more focused on the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but does that mean Nintendo could soon be irrelevant? Industry luminary, Nolan Bushnell thinks so. In an interview with the BBC... More
  • Blog Post: Atari's Long-Buried E.T. Stash Could Be Uncovered

    One of the best and oddest stories to come out of the pre-video game crash era is the tale of Atari's E.T. The title was notoriously bad, and Atari decided to bury approximately five million units in the New Mexico desert. The story, which many believe to be urban legend, is true. According to the... More
  • Blog Post: A Short History Of Atari's Founder

    Interested to know more about the history of the video game industry, but only want to devote about a minute of your day to it? You're in luck. We just wish school was this easy. Nolan Bushnell helped kick off the video game industry by founding Atari and helping inspire Pong. Check out this short... More
  • Blog Post: Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Pretends To Dig In The Desert For E.T. Cartridges

    As the story goes, E.T. for the Atari was such a huge failure, that all unsold and returned cartridges were buried in the desert. In this photo op, Atari's founder Nolan Bushnell pretends to search for the abandoned cartridges in the desert. The photo showed up on Video Game Live's Facebook page... More
  • Blog Post: Finish High School In A Year? Atari's Nolan Bushnell Has The Plan

    Atari founder and current company board member Nolan Bushnell recently proposed his cloud-computing solution for "disastrous" public high schools. Bushnell revealed his Speed to Learn program at Cloud Gaming Conference USA. "I've been working on an education project for about 10 years... More
  • Blog Post: Atari Adds Nolan Bushnell And Tom Virden To Its Board Of Directors

    Atari Inc. recently shook up its board of directors, adding industry legend Nolan Bushnell and businessman Tom Virden to the elected body. Many will remember Nolan Bushnell as the man who founded the original Atari and brought us Pong back in 1972. He later went on to found Chuck E. Cheese. However gamers... More
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