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Happy birthday, Atari Jaguar

The Atari Jaguar 64-bit interactive multimedia system.

The Atari Jaguar 64-bit interactive multimedia system.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the Atari Jaguar in San Francisco and New York City.

Last year I wrote about Christmas 1993 when my parents surprised me and my brothers with an Atari Jaguar. Because the Jaguar wasn’t available nationwide yet, my parents teamed up with an uncle in California to obtain it.

In the 20 years since then, I sold or gave away all my other old Ataris — the 2600, 800, 130XE, 520ST and 1040STe — though I wish I still had all of them.

But the Jaguar remains — and it has new life because my kids now enjoy it.

Here’s a look back at this console that meant so much to us.
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The FBI’s Atari files

Did you know Atari was investigated by the FBI over a scheme in which they imported Japanese DRAM chips to the U.S. from their plant in Taiwan and resold the chips at greatly inflated prices?

Neither did I, until tonight, when I stumbled across an awesome website called AtariLeaks.

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