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Atari is a brand name owned by several entities since its creation in 1972 and is currently owned by Atari Interactive. The original Atari, Inc. was founded in Sunnyvale, California in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers.

Atari is very well known and has been in the video game industry since the industry’s infancy days. The Atari 2600 is probably its most well-known home console from the 19070s and one of its co-creators, Nolan Bushnell is commonly known as the father of video games.

Some of Atari’s more popular games include

Atari’s Game Quality 2019


It seems Atari may be venturing back into the console market place soon. With the new buyout, and new ownership, several game titles are owned by the current company, but nothing has been released that we are aware of.

Atari’s Innovations 2019


In 2017, Atari announced its new console that it is producing, the Atari VCS and most recently in 2020 announced a series of hotels with the Atari games theme, but they had no major innovations for the game industry in 2019 that we are aware of.

Atari’s Marketing Techniques 2019


The Atari VCS has its own YouTube channel, which is solely dedicated to marketing the new console. Atari also has another YouTube channel that seems to be updated a few times each month with gameplays of new and classic games, as well as interviews with developers.

The company’s static digital and print advertising focuses a lot on the Atari VCS, and the company has been experimenting with new types of ways to promote the company through themed hotels, classic homebrew game development contests and other various forms.

#YGD definitely gives them props for their experimental marketing.

Atari’s Historical Impact 2019


Atari has had a rough few years since the 1990s, with “few” being very sarcastic. The name was bought by Atari SA, and truly, the company has not really done a whole lot, as of yet. We hope 2020 is a good year for them.

Atari’s Work-life Balance 2019


According to, Atari employees gave the following ratings for working there:

  • Work-life balance – 4.3
  • Pay and Benefits – 3.3
  • Job Security and Advancement – 2.7
  • Management – 4.3
  • Culture – 4.0