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Hasbro is known for making toys, board games and formerly video games. Their brands include Avalon Hill, Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers, Tiger Electronics, and Wizards of the Coast.

Hasbro attempted to enter the videogame market in the late 1980s when they allowed Tom Zito to develop his Project N.E.M.O. game system which used special VCR tapes that had his InstaSwitch technology on the tapes. Two games—Night Trap and Sewer Shark—were prepared for the game system's release, but the high price of DRAM in 1989 made the cost of the system untenable, and so it was shelved. The two games made for the system became Sega CD titles that were released in America in 1992.

Atari controversy[]

Between 1998 and 2000, Hasbro controlled the Atari license. (Since then, the entire Hasbro Interactive division, including the Atari license, was sold to Infogrames, which then restyled itself Atari.) Hasbro proceeded to file lawsuits against makers of clones of classic Atari games, causing outcry in the game development industry. Hasbro gaming company made Night Trap, hasbro games for wii