Atari Star Wars Launch Videos

Released in 1983, Atari’s seminal arcade title Star Wars was the result of three year’s worth of intense development. What started out as a technical proof of concept demo, known internally as Warp Speed, this vector title eventually adorned the Lucas Films licence, with speech and colourful graphics that captured the imagination of teenage gamers…

Atari is 50! How about a Star Wars Easter Egg?

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the creation of the Atari Brand, by founders Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. Rather than write some opus piece about the company’s history, much of which is already well-documented (and I’ll bet you can find hundreds of those littered across the web in the coming days anyway), I thought…

The TDE Podcast Episode 5: Atari’s Mike Hally

Episode 05 of the Ted Dabney Experience podcast is out now! If you enjoy reading ArcadeBlogger.com, you’ll love the other project I’m involved with: Mike Hally devoted a quarter of a century to Atari, from the Sunnyvale years through Time Warner, literally turning off the lights when the company closed its doors for good in…