Atari turned the big 4-0 this week, and there are quite a few articles out there discussing the company’s biggest achievements and their struggle to remain relevant.Birthday cake

Atari is the company behind “Pong,” and is also famous for revolutionizing video games by bringing an affordable console into people’s homes. Atari paved the way for later systems like the NES, Sega Genesis, and SNES. Although I never owned an Atari 2600, I did own all three of these later systems, and I feel that Atari made this possible.

Thanks, Atari, for showing the world that gaming can be an affordable, everyday activity!

For an in-depth retrospective on Atari’s milestone anniversary, check out the USA Today article below.

Atari tries to stay relevant at 40 –