The more things change, the more they stay the same. That, at least, can be said of Atari.
The company will be releasing a game that appears to compete with Nintendo's much-anticipated Tron came out. According to Boing Boing, the "Joyboard" was a four-switch device that worked like a foot-controlled joystick but was eventually abandoned as "too finicky for nuanced control."and its , but it turns out that Atari had a board controller of its own back in 1982--we're talking the same year that
It seems doubtful that any of its original developers remain with the company, but Atari apparently still remembers that experience 26 years later and has gone with an interactive floor mat with its new Atari's fortunes might have been different if it had kept going down this path of development. But our guess is that it probably was just a case of being too far ahead of its time.title. It's natural to wonder whether