TIME WARNER CABLE'S FULL SERVICE NETWORK(TM) TO ADD ATARI JAGUAR 64-BIT GAMES
MAITLAND, Fla. — Nov. 14, 1994 — Time Warner Cable's Full Service Network (FSN) President Tom Feige and Atari Corp.'s CEO Sam Tramiel announced Monday an agreement to offer Atari's Jaguar 64-bit interactive video games on demand to FSN customers.
Jaguar, the world's first and only 64-bit interactive game system features high-speed animation, textured three-dimensional color images and graphics, and CD-quality sound.
Consumers will access the Atari games on the Full Service Network using the 64-bit Jaguar game system device, which processes more than 100 times as much data at one time than 16-bit games, and twice as much as 32-bit game systems. This significantly increases speed and lets game players experience superior graphic performance and animation action. Through the Full Service Network, the Atari games are digitally compressed and stored on magnetic hard drives, and downloaded to the game device at the consumers' request.
In addition, using a Hewlett Packard DeskJet 550C printer, consumers will be able to print out game instructions with full-color graphics. Approximately 30 Atari Jaguar game titles will be available on the Full Service Network next year. "We're proud to offer consumers games on demand from Atari Jaguar because it's the most advanced and powerful game system available today," said Full Service Network President Tom Feige. "When we compared the graphics and capabilities of the game systems on the market, Atari Jaguar was the clear choice for us."
"Time Warner Cable's Full Service Network is the network of the future," said Atari President and CEO Sam Tramiel. "Atari's Jaguar system brings the most sophisticated hardware and games to the network. We are proud that Time Warner picked Atari Jaguar for the Full Service Network."
Since its release in November 1993, Atari's Jaguar game system has been named the industry's "Best New Game System'' by Video Games Magazine, "Best New Hardware System'' by Game Informer, and "1993 Technical Achievement of the Year'' by DieHard GameFan. Jaguar is the only video game system manufactured in the United States.
Time Warner Cable is the nation's second largest cable television operator with 7.3 million customers in 34 states, and serves more than 500,000 customers in its Florida division.
Time Warner Cable's Full Service Network is a digital, interactive television network which merges cable, computer, and telephone technologies to provide customers greater choice, control, and convenience in accessing information and services.
Atari Corp. markets interactive multimedia entertainment systems, including Jaguar, the world's only 64-bit game system, and the only video game system manufactured in the United States.