Tecmo, initially a supplier of cleaning equipment and now best known for Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive, was founded on this day in 1967!

Atari Corporation


Atari Corporation was founded on a $250 investment by Nolan Bushnell. The name Atari comes from a move from the ancient Japanese board game called "Go", which happens to be a favorite of Nolan Bushnell. The Atari logo itself symbolizes two pong players separated by a play field line in the middle.

Contributed on May 16, 2004 by Indra is here (19677)

Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari Corporation went off to start Chuck E. Cheese Pizza after selling off Atari Corporation to Warner Communicatons (with $15 million in his pocket from the sale).

Contributed on May 16, 2004 by Indra is here (19677)

The word “atari” is a term from the Japanese board game Go.

Contributed on Jul 21, 2003 by Macintrash (2514)