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Havent heard of Atari!? by 2008-01-11 22:48:38


Winter Haven, FL

Bug Smasher
120 Posts
Taught a class of middle school kids about how to design games in Game Maker. One of my early questions was, "What was the first popular video game company?"

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that so few of them had heard of Atari. Just makes me sad I guess.
 
re: Havent heard of Atari!? by 2008-01-12 01:39:45


Houston, TX

Bug Smasher
125 Posts
So what did they say in reply to your question?
 
re: Havent heard of Atari!? by 2008-01-12 11:03:11


Winter Haven, FL

Bug Smasher
120 Posts
Strangely enough Namco seemed to be a popular answer. But I remember hearing Nintendo, Sega, Apple, Microsoft, and Pong. (Apparently the kid who answered Pong didn't understand the question.)
 
re: Havent heard of Atari!? by 2008-01-12 13:32:46


Houston, TX

Bug Smasher
125 Posts
(laughs about the good ol' Pong "company") Oh well, at least they knew of Apple...
 
re: Havent heard of Atari!? by 2008-05-17 16:01:01



--Guest--
atari was the little yellow guy who ate pills in a darkened room yes?
 
re: Havent heard of Atari!? by 2010-03-19 02:55:29


New Jersey

Laser Blaster
54 Posts
I hope you all realize that 'Pong' means a bad smell in British English.
 
re: Havent heard of Atari!? by 2010-03-29 17:53:38



--Guest--
Yeah my friend hadn't either. I had to yell at him
 
re: Havent heard of Atari!? by 2010-04-16 19:52:53


Buckingham, VA

Extra-Terrestrial
34 Posts
It doesn't surprise me.....I know a 19 year old video game fanatic that never heard of the game Doom. Probably most of them wouldn't even know what to do with a cartridge.
 
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When u hit the walls of sanity.....u have no-where to go.
 
re: Havent heard of Atari!? by 2010-04-16 23:17:40


Houston, TX

Bug Smasher
125 Posts
Heh, me and Greg would probably like to have a chat with that person (Doom fanatics) Tsk tsk!
 
re: Havent heard of Atari!? by 2010-05-18 13:32:59


New Jersey

Laser Blaster
54 Posts
All I can say is wow. Just, wow. There was a time when Atari was the most recognized name in the world right after Coca Cola. They were even more well known than McDonalds in some parts of the world. How soon history forgets.
 
re: Havent heard of Atari!? by 2010-05-22 17:04:42


Buckingham, VA

Extra-Terrestrial
34 Posts
Quote:
How soon history forgets.


Probably a good explanation of why the world seems to be getting worse.....I love being pessimistic.
 
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When u hit the walls of sanity.....u have no-where to go.
 



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