While Atari has had a tumultuous history, the company was hit hard by the video game crash of 1983 and came close to going out of business in the 2010s. However, the company has slowly recovered since then, while the rest of the world was preoccupied with other key players in the video game industry.
Atari has returned to releasing video games on a variety of platforms after a period of transition. They even created their own micro-console, the Atari VCS, which came pre-loaded with their original Atari 7800 games.
Atari, like any other modern video game firm, has begun to acquire other businesses in order to grow its operations. The most recent acquisitions include Antstream, a video game streaming service, as well as MobyGames, which was recently acquired by the company.
A prominent video game database resource for video game information, MobyGames was developed in the late 1990s and has since become a well-known name in the industry. It serves as the authoritative source for information on video games, as well as the individuals or businesses who develop and publish them.
MobyGames, which is similar to the television and film-centric IMDb database, provides in-depth and accurate video game credits and information for titles ranging from Triple-A to obscure indie efforts.
The role played by Atari in developing the current video game business is directly related to the purpose of MobyGames, which is to document the history of video games. As a result, it will be interesting to see what kind of improvements may be made to the site moving forward.