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8 very rare (and very expensive) video gamesupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 14:35:00

If you've ever collected baseball cards, comic books, stamps, or maybe those limited edition commemorative plates, you understand the concept of the "Holy Grail" item.

Atari's 'Haunted House' back -- with updated graphicsupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 20:15:00

Atari is hoping that taking an iconic 30-year-old title and adding up-to-date graphics and new enemies while retaining the classic feel and playability will produce a game for parents and kids alike. Jeff Pearlman: Fame can be dangerous; just look at the athletes ruined by itupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 10:31:00

"I think the promise of fame and what it holds to you as a child and dreaming of it is not what it is. What it is, I'm not complaining about, but it's just different than the reality you dreamed." -- Rosie O'Donnell

CNNMoney: The sad, slow fall of Atariupdated: Thu Jun 16 2005 15:28:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Atari was king of the video game mountain. Now it's barely the court jester.

Business 2.0: New Life for Old Games By creating a market for plug-and-play videogames, Jakks Pacific has built a bustling $66 million businesupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00

When Jakks Pacific, the nation's fourth-largest toymaker, bought Long Island-based Toymax in 2002, it picked up the rights to some pool toys, a karaoke machine, and a laser-tag system. But it wasn'...

CNNMoney: Return of the quarter gobblersupdated: Thu May 13 2004 09:48:00

LOS ANGELES (CNN/Money) - I was a Pac Man baby.

Money Magazine: Atari Reduxupdated: Tue Jul 01 2003 00:01:00

When I was 11, I was obsessed with Atari home video games, especially an insects-in-space shoot-'em-up called Yars' Revenge. It was the hot game in the summer of '82, but it cost more than $32 (abo...

Business 2.0: The Entertainer SKYWORKS TECHNOLOGIES Old Idea: Games are diversions. New Idea: Games are brand-builders.updated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

If the banner ad isn't dead, it certainly has a hacking cough: According to a recent DoubleClick survey, the clickthrough rate for a simple GIF banner is a practically pointless 0.27 percent--and s...

Fortune: Generation X Meets Dr. Strangeloveupdated: Mon Dec 10 2001 00:01:00

When the world comes to an end, they're going to call Chris Roome, 26, for tech support. He's not a soldier but vice president of engineering for Video Networks in Gaithersburg, Md., which builds m...

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