Justin Posted December 22, 2021 Report Share Posted December 22, 2021 Did Jack Tramiel HELP OR HURT Atari in the video game wars? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts as to WHY or WHY NOT below! Consider some PROS: ☑️ Saved the Atari 7800 and brought it to market in 1986 ☑️ Gave us the Atari Lynx ☑️ Gave us the Atari Jaguar ☑️ Gave us the Atari ST / TT / Falcon ☑️ Extended Atari's life in the home video game market by over a decade ☑️ Pushed truly innovative hardware at an affordable price ☑️ Gave us some incredible Atari 2600 games such as and Solaris and Secret Quest Consider some CONS: ☑️ Halted 1984 release of the Atari 7800, allowed it to be delayed by two years ☑️ Anemic support for the Atari Lynx ☑️ Anemic support for the Atari Jaguar ☑️ Atari not viewed as a serious competitor in the home video game market during Tramiel's era ☑️ Cut corners whenever possible, B&W cartridge labels, no music, unfinished games ☑️ Games such as Dracula: The Undead had missing rooms & elements to save money on memory ☑️ Questionable business practices re: EPYX, MOS, unpaid invoices, alienated retailers, litigious, etc. This Polaroid was taken inside Atari at a meeting with Jack, Sam and Garry Tramiel and other Atari corporate hotshots. This Polaroid is one of the many interesting pieces from my personal collection. Gianna, Marco1019, Sabertooth and 1 other 3 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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