Atari’s restless ghost has released NFTs

Atari’s restless ghost has released NFTs
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Atari’s restless ghost has released NFTs

Atari’s restless ghost has released NFTs

Atari, the company entity / model of Theseus, has simply made round $110,000 by promoting —you guessed it — NFTs (shout out to Ars Technica for doing the mathematics). The tokens in query are 3D fashions of the Atari 2600 recreation cartridge for Centipede — 10 of them black, 100 of them pink.

The NFTs are being offered as a part of the Atari Capsule Assortment — which is principally a bunch of Centipede and Pong-themed NFTs being offered by the corporate that now owns the Atari model. The corporate and its mental property have been purchased and offered so many instances it’s virtually laborious to maintain observe, however the present incarnation of it’s primarily identified for making an attempt to construct lodges and struggling to make a recreation console.

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This NFT, labeled as model 1 of 30, offered for round $18,000 price of Ether.

As jaded as I’m, I can admit that there’s a minimum of one attention-grabbing a part of Atari’s NFT choices: the Flagship Centipede. Based on the corporate, the NFT half is simply one other 3D mannequin, however the first particular person to purchase it’s going to get a a real-life, authentic and restored Centipede arcade cupboard. But when the common NFTs that simply included a 3D mannequin had been promoting for 1000’s of {dollars}, I don’t even need to take into consideration how a lot that one will promote for.


The Flagship Centipede NFT, digitally signed by the sport’s creator. I ponder if she’ll get any of the cash from the sale.
Picture: Atari

We speak about NFTs lots, usually as collectors’ objects, however these ones are significantly baffling — they offered from $180.78 to over $16,000. As Ars factors out that for those who wished to get an actual Centipede 2600 cartridge, with the field, handbook, and every thing, you may go to eBay and spend $30 (or $53 in order for you it sealed). Collector-grade variations of the sport have just lately offered for round $500, and auctions for them begin in that territory too. Even authentic Centipede arcade cupboards value lower than a few of these NFTs.

If the purpose is to really feel such as you personal one thing, that you simply’ve collected it, which might provide you with extra of that feeling: an NFT or a duplicate of the particular recreation? The NFT would provide you with an entry on the blockchain, certifying that you simply personal a 3D mannequin (which is equivalent to all the opposite variations), however a bodily cartridge might be displayed on a shelf or really performed. And that’s not even contemplating the bodily variations which have historical past — you may at all times attempt to observe down one of many variations of the sport that Atari buried within the desert again in 1983. They’ve offered on eBay earlier than for round $600, and include an origin story that may’t actually be matched by an NFT.

And for those who wanted another reason why you must save your cash and simply purchase a bodily copy of Centipede, right here’s the kicker: these had been made by the precise, authentic Atari, not the company entity that occurs to personal its title lately.

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