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Atari founder in Dubai for gaming industry exhibition

Nolan Bushnell, known as the founding father of the video games industry, is attending DEAL 2016

Atari founder in Dubai for gaming industry exhibition
Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, known as the founding father of the video games industry.

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, known as the founding father of the video games industry, will attend the DEAL 2016 show in Dubai.

Nolan will be at the Mantech stand during the show, which runs until April 21, and will meet gaming enthusiasts during the largest amusement industry trade show in the Middle East and Africa.

Bushnell, who also created Chuck E Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre, is known as one of the founding fathers of the video game industry and has been inducted into the video game Hall of Fame. He has also been named by NewsWeek as one of the 50 men who changed America.

"The virtual reality technology boomed in mid-2015 and continues to boom and has become more accessible in 2016, fusing the elements of 3D mechanization with imagery. We are honoured to welcome Nolan Bushnell at the DEAL Show, a man who has made his mark in the gaming industry," said Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, chairman of IEC, the organisers of DEAL Show.

Founded in 1972, Atari was a pioneer in the early arcade and video game industry.

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