"Throughout the history of gaming, the flared red Atari badge remained an enduring fixture. Formed in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell, Atari is the oldest videogame company in the world. Pong, the VCS 2600, the ST computers, the Lynx and now the Jaguar, all have emerged from Atari's Silicon Valley Headquarters — to meet with varying degrees of success."
"Replacing chunky bit-maps for pure polygon-based action, id software's Quake is set to replace Doom as the 3D game by which all others are judged."
This blog post is dedicated to Christina and Eliot, big fans of the retro games. I remember getting to the 10th "eggwave" (beyond level 50) in 2 player Joust with Eliot. Its totally possible we got way farther than that but as one of my proudest gaming achievements I do not want to overstate it. Thank you for supporting my Quake 2 gaming history videos on Patreon!