If you were lucky (or old enough), you have had the chance to play one of the video game pioneer consoles, the Atari 2600. With its 1.19 MHz CPU and a resolution of a whopping 40×192, this was the console that started it all.

Atari2600

Unfortunately, one of its early employes that contributed greatly to the Golden Age of Atari has passed away this week. Steve Bristow, better known as the conceptualist behind the hit Breakout, rose up the ranks to VP of Engineering before being let go in 1984 due to the Video Game Crash.

Bristow

According to Gamasutra, he died last Sunday. RIP.

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Jay "Radioactivemouse" Vales is a veteran of the video game industry, having worked on such games as the original World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto, and Smackdown vs. RAW 2010 among other titles. Jay is currently working as a game design professor at 2 colleges and is the primary content manager for Nerd Report.

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