From Pong to the first globally successful home video game system the VCS, the first Atari computer systems called the 400 and 800 and the new XL computer systems which replaced them. Atari's new video game systems, the 5200 and 7800 and all Atari's Arcade games and Pinball machines. The re-launched 8-Bit line renamed the XE, the introduction of the ground breaking 16-Bit ST computer range, the advanced computers such as the MEGA STE, TT030, Falcon030 and the Transputer Workstation, video game consoles from including the 7800 Pro System, Lynx I/II, all the way to the 64-Bit Jaguar and of course Atari PCs, pocket PCs, calculators and much more.
Mythical tales of advanced XL computers and holographic video games, enhanced STs, Junior STs, Portable STs and even ST games consoles, there is even an Amiga in here somewhere! We look at unreleased computers (Falcon 040 & Microbox) and video game consoles (Panther, Mirai) and get a complete picture of the Atari products that could have been.
Rare photos, product shots, specifications and paperwork, we leave no area of Atari uncovered. Global advertising, flyers, the amazing underground Atari scene, as well as interesting historical facts and figures for you to digest and examine as we go on the Atari journey.
We Love Atari isn't just another book about Atari, it is a packed visual journey of the company you love. Bursting with products from Arcade machines to Home Computers, we have tried to ensure everything is covered.
We Love Atari, so we made sure our book represents the best of the company we love. A book you can browse again and again whenever you need your Atari fix! It is both a history lesson and a personal collection of Atari for you.
This book is the culmination of years of work. From collecting all the material used inside, to restoring old advertisements and brochures, and writing and designing a book that covers as much of Atari as possible.
Images from Pong to the Jaguar video game console, representing years of collecting. Some images painstakingly restored from originals over 30-40 years old *Conservative estimate!
Not just another stale history of Atari, We Love Atari is meant to be an exciting visual experience, but we also added some fun facts and quotes as well as enough historical content to understand Atari as a company.
All commercial Arcade releases & official flyers produced by Atari are included. Atari was built on the foundations of their Arcade success and this in turn funded the growth of the company well into the late 1970s.
Thanks to the guys at Retro Video Gamer for reviewing my book. I am humbled at the feedback, and look forward to making Volume Two an even better experience to complement Volume One.
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