Atari legend Steve Bristow dies at the age of 65

Hello everyone it’s riddle43, here to share some sad news on Sunday February 22nd 2015 gamer’s around the world lost a great man in video game history Steve Bristow died at age 65.


During the Golden Age of video games he had helped develop such early arcade games as Indy 800and develop tank for Kee Games.

He also worked with the Atari founder Nolan Bushnell on the concept of breakout a game that would be built by young steve jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak.

He had also helped form kee games which was comprised of defectors from Atari. The two companies merged some short time later. Bristow oversaw  Atari’s Coin Engineering and Electronic Board Game Division. eventually became plant manager for the pinball division before being moved  up to VP of Engineering and was still involved with the development of the Atari 2600.


What we need to all remember is it this man’s great legend will live on hopefully for years to come.

Marty Goldberg, author of Atari Inc.: Business is Fun , broke the news on the Atari Museum Facebook page.
“It’s his time and accomplishments (and all the fun he brought us) at Atari that are the reason we’re all here,” Goldberg wrote, adding, “he will be sorely missed.”
An important player and innovator in the hobby we all love, the hobby that brings us here today, his impact cannot be overstated. Bristow was 65.
All of us here at will surely miss this great man and our prayers go out to his family.

*source IGN

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  1. RIP Steve Bristow. Hopefully other great innovators will come forth like you.