Iconic video gaming company Atari turns 40
Maria Pacheco on how Atari influenced today's gaming world
- Duration 5:43
- Date Jun 28, 2012
Maria Pacheco on how Atari influenced today's gaming world
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So cool and then of course it all and all transit and himself into a target that was targets fortieth anniversary in particular joins us here and report -- reporters over the new stuff.
This is the -- flashback that we got a few years ago.
And if you look at these things -- -- -- your television like old target system would with an updated version of it has everything from solo artist his sanity humility you know.
Crystal castles all those great games you played.
But this -- -- -- even antiquated from being a few years ago recent you don't have your office and -- now that is old school -- -- and a little of that although the new school.
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Did it for so many of us who -- now do you gadget.
Nerds for better like a better term is makes it fun you can use your iPad for you know for something they kind of brings back -- -- -- to being -- -- gaming is huge right now on and tablets and this is a device that we -- -- earlier this year and Atari arcade.
And basically just like -- -- and and you can play the joystick and buttons similar to let you would have done years ago and barricade.
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But -- that he's what you sort of a video up there right now.
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Atari obviously made a move because as we know grown up as kids -- was it was it was -- everybody had a -- them.
He kind of lost politically eco vision -- it was at a game systems came in and more recently of course you had a the systems that had the dvds and and of course you have everything from Xbox to just look playstations.
And -- the Qatar is kind of made a move now to get back in the using the mobile gaming.
Idea of Smartphones and an iPad and that kind of thing right.
Right and that they did instantly -- back in the seventies and eighties have.
Pretty simplistic game play so they translate really well for the mobile platform.
What's now for someone who was he gets what's this unit growth roughly cost as -- sixty dollar sixty dollars is like drive padded out each game -- it.
Individually priced as well see -- -- Atari greatest hits and it has a hundred -- retirees at best known games into.
And that's 1990 actually for the next.
Thirty minutes you will get it for free and good -- drop the price to free for our fortieth anniversary party and our.
My tweet that out so for 24 hours a bit we go to break it it ended thirty minutes or thirty and so -- -- thirty minutes on you have.
Thirty minutes viewers OK to download a -- is greatest hits yet okay.
I can't put Atari is is forty years old what I'm sorry -- get back.
In the forefront of of americans' minds I mean what are we talking about gaming because as you mentioned there -- -- we'll talk about Torre's done it's gone away it was news it was great for its time it hasn't caught up with the times it seems like guitar all the sudden reappeared -- -- -- congress didn't she was in some respects.
Well I am you know thanks to the mobile gaming platform and you know a lot of our title of that night that -- -- Really makes a lot of sense it's casual game play -- it's twitch bays and those are really some of the hotter titles that you'll find an App Store these days.
And additionally we brought Nolan -- iron original founder back nine as an -- -- He -- and the office every few weeks and and you know we also -- an -- origins last week far as Smartphones and tablets.
And I have been in communication with Donna Bailey when the original developers and she's ecstatic and you know her her message to me after she played the game is that she's so happy that -- game is on in this new platform.
That's awesome so where is Tara go from here -- I'll stick in the old school mixed it with the new school.
By using iphones by using other you know I pads and tablets that kind of thing so where does it go from here.
-- -- We will continued alliance and mobile games for Smartphones and tablets we're on IOS as well as android.
And will be launching original like he title that you've never heard of before for the for the rest of our.
-- the last question we'll put any old old favorites coming backers are pretty much everything already and there.
We have a couple of the big ones that people are recognized they haven't been announced yet you have to stay ten states -- have.
About 28 minutes now according to my wants to be able to download the free Atari app.
The one this has the classic games right was it was an actual actual title -- to monetize famous -- -- Virginia topped when he right now in the apps star.
Good Atari greatest hits you -- about 46 minutes probably 27 -- somewhere in there are Maria particular thanks so much great see in the stuff.
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