Video game pioneer and Atari co-founder Ted Dabney has passed away at age 80.
The news was reported from close friend Leonard Herman.
Ted Dabney (left in picture) played a pivotal part in Atari’s history. Originally part of the team behind Syzygy back in 1971, Ted helped design and create much of the company’s early hardware, including Pong, which became one of the biggest games in the world. He eventually left Atari claiming he was forced out by Bushnell and the board of directors, before the console bubble burst in the US.
As always, it’s sad to lose a member of the industry at anytime, but Ted left us a legacy that enables us to enjoy the hobby and always remember the machines that inspired and gave life into the AAA titles of today.