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fred_is_fred · 2019-12-11 · Original thread
Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System

Is a good read about the Atari 2600 and how the devs were able to fight within the limitations of 1970s and 1980s hardware to develop a gaming platform.

https://www.amazon.com/Racing-Beam-Computer-Platform-Studies...

bane · 2016-12-09 · Original thread
Business is Fun (Vendel, Goldberg) is part one of hopefully a multipart, incredibly researched, history of the company.

https://www.amazon.com/Atari-Inc-Business-Curt-Vendel/dp/098...

The ANTIC podcast also has some absolutely incredible interviews with folks form the era: https://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/

"Racing the Beam" is a more technical analysis of some of the early Atari platform development for the VCS/2600. This platform was Atari's cash cow and they failed to really pivot away from it. https://www.amazon.com/Racing-Beam-Computer-Platform-Studies...

These are probably good starting points.

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