June 28, 2011 marked 39 years of Atari. That is almost four decades of gaming fun, and Atari is often considered the grandpappy of the home video gaming console craze, which has since exploded.
A recent interview with founder Nolan Bushnell reveals the “Godfather of Gaming’s” views on the progression of technology. His disappointments have been educational games, pointing out a child’s ability to memorize/learn mass quantities of information about Pokemon characters. Bushnell would love to see this learning transfer to something more practical in an edutainment title. He is onboard with the “i” movement, and likes what he sees in the future for the Apple giants. He even fell in love with the iPhone game, Slay.
Currently, he dabbles in social gaming, such as Zynga’s Mafia Wars, but also tried Angry Birds. At the moment, he is all over Portal 2. We’ve come a long way since Pong and Pac-Man!
Read the entire interview here.