has rushed development times had poor game play and graphics and made more than

Has rushed development times had poor game play and

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has rushed development times, had poor game play and graphics, and made more than they sold-ETmanufactures millions of units in anticipation of a major hit -six weeks of development time-Atari video game burial of 1983 -Alamogordo, New Mexico -10 and 20 semi-trailer truckloads of Atari boxes, cartridges, and systems from an Atari storehouse
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-eventually covered in concrete to hide the findings1)Bushnell sets sail while his business sinksa)Bushnell’s Pizza Time Theaters suffers b)Poor quality of food and lack of interest in games leads to company being in the red c)Bushnell had little hands-on say in company due to him handing it off to be run by a management firm d)Bushnell’s focus is efforts on Sente e)Like the name Atari, Sente came from a Japanese strategy game called Goi)In chess terms, Atari meant “check”, Sente meant “checkmate” f)Sente was Bushnell’s attempt to return to the video game world g)Sente is purchased through Pizza Time Theaters hoping to market games for the company h)While Bushnell waits for his contractual leave from the video game ban to be done he does the second closest thing: i)Enters a race between California and Hawaiiii)Bushnell wins the nine-day race his first time out iii)When sailing to claim the trophy, Bushnell learns of his company’s massive loss (1)Pizza Time and Sente both become bankrupt2)Personal computers were the answer a)Average price was around $600 b)Companies such as Atari, Coleco, Commodore all launch computers 3)Commodore 64 a)8-bit MOS Technology b)6510 microprocessor c)64 KB of RAM 4)Adam Computer a)Developed by Coleco b)80 KB RAM c)Not very successful, partly because of early production problems 5)Nintendo’s proposal to Atari a)Adam and Donkey Konginterfere, subsequently breaking up the deal between Nintendo and Atari 6)Adam has problems
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7)Fall of Coleco 8)Trip Hawkins 9)Electronic Arts a)Chose this name to emphasize the artists and artistry b)Attracted designers by hitting the trade show floors and recruitingc)Began a pro-designertheme for his company d)
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