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[28 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,894 views]
Atari 7800 — playing second fiddle to the NES

As any gaming enthusiast who was around in the early 1980s knows, Atari’s star faded during the Video Game Crash of 1983.
To figure out just where Atari stood after the aforementioned crash, it’s important to understand a bit of history about the company. Atari was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney and then sold to Warner Communications in 1976. Warner made a ton of cash off its Atari brand until the bottom dropped out of the console gaming market.
Warner decided to keep the arcade gaming division of …

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[25 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 4,708 views]
The Video Game Crash of 1983

The video game systems we’ve covered so far in our Retrogaming series here at First Arkansas News have been from the so-called second generation of video game consoles.
The second generation started in 1977 with the introduction of the Atari VCS (later called the Atari 2600). Other major second generation systems included the Bally Astrocade, Magnavox Odyssey 2, Mattel Intellivision, Emerson Arcadia 2001, Atari 5200, ColecoVision and the GCE Vectrex.
By 1984, Coleco, Magnavox and Mattel had left the video game industry, some minor publishers (Games by Apollo and U.S. Games) were …