Happy 40th birthday, Atari!

Before Halo, before Call of Duty — heck, even before Mario — there was Atari.

While the video game itself might have been invented before Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney decided to start the company, it was Atari that effectively launched the video game industry. And it was on this date 40 years ago that Atari began its march toward history.

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