How to play Atari’s Atari 2600 game, ‘Computer Hunt’
It’s the computer game that got Atari and Commodore a bit of a leg up in the 1980s.
Now, Atari and its competitor, Commodore, are going after it again, this time for $15 million to fight the suit.
The two companies filed their suit in federal court in Manhattan today, saying that the suit is part of a concerted effort to attack the computer gaming industry.
Theodore and Mary Beth Johnson filed the lawsuit on behalf of their son, Andrew Johnson, who played the 2600 game “Computer Hunt” in the mid-1980s and remembers playing the Atari game “Search for the Dragon.”
Andrew is now working as a research assistant at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and he and his family have been trying to keep up with the suit for more than a year.
The suit alleges that the companies violated antitrust laws by encouraging consumers to buy computers for cheap, but not to use them for legitimate purposes.
Atari and the other defendants have been accused of misleading the public about the costs of their products and the dangers of using them for illegal purposes.
They also claim that the lawsuits are not based on merit, but on personal vendettas.