Remembering Jack Tramiel

Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International, died on Sunday at the age of 83. As some of you might know, Commodore International was the manufacturer of Commodore 64 and Commodore Amiga. The Commodore 64 is considered the bestselling computer of all time.

In 1984, Tramiel stepped away from Commodore and created Tramel Technology. The company bought Atari Inc. and renamed itself Atari Corporation after the video game crash of 1983. Sadly, in 1993 the Atari Jaguar didn’t hold up against the Sony PlayStation or Sega Saturn. Today, Atari Interactive is a division of Hasbro.

In honor of his memory, I’ve pulled together a gallery of Commdores and Atari consoles for a nice flashback after the break. 


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Megan Smith

A gamer from the Midwest, Megan has loved video games since feeling the rush of beating a final boss for the first time. When not writing for Dualshockers, she can be found thinking up crazy amounts of fanfiction or buried in any random MMORPG. Her favorite games include Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Phantasy Star, Star Ocean, Guilty Gear, and almost anything out of the ‘Tales’ series.

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