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Press release: 2001-07-18: Infogrames Celebrates Three Decades of Atari(R) Video Gaming With Atari Anniversary Edition for Sega Dreamcast and PC

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Language: English third-party
Original source: The Free Library


 Twelve Games From the Golden Age of Arcades Live Again

BEVERLY, Mass., July 18 /PRNewswire/ --

Infogrames celebrates 30 years of Atari(R) classic arcade fun with the release of Atari Anniversary Edition for Windows(R) 95/98/ME computers and Sega(R) Dreamcast(TM) video game consoles. This special one-disc, 12-game compilation is being released to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Atari's founding in 1972 as the first company ever established solely for the purpose of creating and marketing video games. The multi-billion-dollar interactive entertainment industry that has developed since Atari's founding owes much to the vision of Atari and the groundbreaking titles that are found on Atari Anniversary Edition.

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This monster compilation of 12 of the best-known games from Atari's arcade stable of the '70s and early '80s includes Asteroids(R), Asteroids(R) Deluxe(TM), Battlezone(TM), Centipede(R), Crystal Castles(R), Gravitar(R), Millipede(R), Missile Command(R), Pong(R), Super Breakout(R), Tempest(TM), and Warlords(R). All come authentically recreated in emulated form just like you remember them from the arcades.

In addition to the 12 classic arcade games that helped launch an industry, Atari Anniversary Edition also includes a multimedia supplement of video interviews with original game designers, images of noteworthy memorabilia, original press releases, and more. The PC version has a bonus collection of desktop themes (mouse pointers, system icons, font, screen saver, wallpaper) for each game. Both versions include a collectable Atari logo sticker to show your Atari pride.

Developed by Digital Eclipse, Atari Anniversary Edition is available at most major retail outlets for $14.99 E.R.P and is rated "E" for everyone.

About Infogrames

Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) is a leading publisher and distributor of video games for consoles (Sony, Sega, Nintendo, and Microsoft), personal computers and Macintosh systems. The company's award-winning franchises include Alone In The Dark, Driver, Deer Hunter, Test Drive, and Unreal. Infogrames Inc.'s Humongous Entertainment division is a leader in children's entertainment software and its Macintosh publishing label, MacSoft, is the number one publisher of Macintosh entertainment software. Based in New York, NY, Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (IESA) (Euronext 5257) and serves as the headquarters for the company's operations in North America.

Founded in 1983, IESA is a global publisher and distributor of video games for all platforms, as well as interactive digital television, mobile smart devices (WAP, HDML) and in-flight entertainment systems. IESA recently acquired Infogrames Interactive, Inc. (formerly Hasbro Interactive), including its line of software based on well-known licenses such as Monopoly, Jeopardy, Tonka, and Atari, which are distributed in the U.S. by Infogrames, Inc.

For more information, visit Infogrames' US Web site at www.us.infogrames.com.

Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Battlezone, Centipede, Crystal Castles, Gravitar, Millipede, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout, Tempest, and Warlords are trademarks of Infogrames Interactive, Inc.

Sega, Sega Dreamcast and the Dreamcast Swirl are trademarks of SEGA ENTERPRISES, LTD.

Windows(R) and Win 95/98 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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