Atari Corp. Reveals Plans for Jaguar Release (Aug.20,1993)

From: Atari SIG (xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 02/19/94-08:59:50 PM Z

From: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG)
Subject: Atari Corp. Reveals Plans for Jaguar Release (Aug.20,1993)
Date: Sat Feb 19 20:59:50 1994

                            SILICON TIMES REPORT
 August 20, 1993                                                  No. 9.34

 Corp.'s 64-bit interactive multimedia entertainment system was unveiled at
 its headquarters yesterday to rave reactions and applause from the press.
 Atari's goal is to establish the Jaguar as the industry standard for
 interactive multimedia performance, made in the United States at an
 affordable price.

    Open to targeted gaming publications, as well as national and local
 media, the news conference served to show the press actual working
 Jaguars. A prototype of the CD peripheral, to be introduced next year, was
 also shown. The press had an opportunity to view several games in
 development, which included titles such as "Trevor McFur in the Crescent
 Galaxy," a spectacular true color, three dimensional multi-faceted game,
 "Alien vs. Predator," based on the blockbuster motion pictures from 20th
 Century Fox, and "Cybermorph," showcasing the Jaguar's ability to
 manipulate 3D shapes in a 3D world in real time.

    In addition, Atari President Sam Tramiel announced plans to distribute
 50,000 Jaguars in the New York and San Francisco markets this year, with a
 national roll-out next year. "We plan an aggressive advertising and
 marketing campaign for the fall," said Tramiel. "And by next year, we plan
 to sell more than 500,000 units."

    The news conference also served to bring to light technical aspects of
 the Jaguar which had not been made public until now. Presentations were
 made giving an overview of the Jaguar's 64-bit system architecture and
 actual proprietary chips which took Atari three years to develop.

    "The system's 64-bits are true 64-bits," said Tramiel. "There is over
 100 times more power in this compact unit than both the SNES and the

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