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Top Scores: Video Games' Biggest IPOs

By Bloomberg Rankings, Marcus Chan and Amelia Hennighausen - 2014-03-05T20:03:43Z

Photograph by Ed Kashi/VII via Corbis

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3. Atari 

Value of IPO: $140 million

First day of trading: December 13, 1995

Market status: Acquired 

It shouldn't surprise you that the company behind "Pong" and credited with giving birth to the video game business also scored one of the industry's biggest IPOs.

But as is often the case in the tech world, pioneers usually get pushed aside by the next generation of innovators. Atari filed for bankruptcy protection last year seeking independence from its French parent, Atari SA, which was formerly named Infogrames.

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