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What's new in the world of Atari?


Curt Vendel, 'godfather' of preserving Atari's legacy and founder of the Atari Historical Society (AHS), surprisingly passed away at the age of 53.
All our love and commiserations are with his family.


Atari releases its first hardware product for the last 20 years: the Atari 'Flashback'.


Infogrames officially announced its name change to Atari. The Company's U.S. operations became Atari, Inc. (formerly Infogrames, Inc.) and changed its trading symbol on the NASDAQ National Market to 'ATAR'. Although the holding company parent in France, Infogrames Entertainment SA, retained its current name, all of the Company's worldwide operations were renamed Atari. The Company gained all rights to the Atari license when it acquired Hasbro Interactive, Inc. in December 2000.


Atari now is a subsidiary of 'Infogrames', France - get more info here!


Infogrames, sponsor of the french soccer team 'Olympique Lyonnais', decided to change its advertisement on their away jerseys from 'Infogrames' to 'Atari', using the new logo invented by 'Hasbro'.
Olympique Lyonnais' is a member of the 2001/2002 european 'Champions League', Europe's elite soccer league.


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