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Atari 'Cosmos' (EG-500)
The 'Cosmos' was Atari's idea to experiment with a new technology using the means of holography. Atari called its invention 'Holoptics'.
Atari began with the development of a new tabletop game using this technique; this new machine would have allowed eight different games with different backgrounds, that were realized using 'Holoptics'..
But the games didn't
make real use of holography; the '3-D' experience was just 'faked' by
inserting a holographic image (mostly a landscape) behind the LED-array
that was responsible for the whole gameplay - the same technique other
companies like 'Mattel Electronics' used with their tabletops.
Atari stopped the 'Cosmos' short time before the announced release-date in 1981...
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