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Atari Ships the Trivial Pursuit Unhinged Videogame Online for PlayStation2 and Xbox Live!

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BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 26, 2004

The Trivial Pursuit(R) Unhinged(TM) Game Transforms a Classic Board

Game with New Online Gameplay, Celebrity Hosts and Multimedia Clips

Atari today shipped the Trivial Pursuit(R) Unhinged(TM) videogame, based on the most popular trivia game in the world, for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft to videogame retailers nationwide. The famous trivia game comes to life on console with innovative online play, multimedia clips and entertaining question topics that are presented by six celebrity hosts from both television and movies.

"The Trivial Pursuit(R) Unhinged(TM) game offers gamers and board game fans alike the opportunity to challenge themselves and other trivia buffs online in a battle of wits," said Nancy MacIntyre, vice president of marketing for Atari. "The Trivial Pursuit(R) Unhinged(TM) game stays true to the spirit and essence of the classic board game while fully embracing the pace of console gaming. Now players can win if they know their opponent's strengths and weakness and not just the annual rainfall of Brazil."

The Trivial Pursuit(R) Unhinged(TM) game features sports personality Terry Bradshaw, along with television personality Brooke Burke, comedians John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg and John Ratzenberger, plus Bill Nye "The Science Guy," as celebrity hosts.

The Trivial Pursuit(R) Unhinged(TM) game delivers incredible new game features that turn a familiar classic into an amazing new experience where a crafty move might outdo a correct answer. The game includes three modes - Classic, Flash and Unhinged, which features bonus points and special board moves. In Unhinged mode, players can now steal wedges, bet as to whether other players will answer correctly, earn and spend bonus points, as well as a plethora of additional special moves and squares. In this battle of the wits, being smart helps, but being crafty wins.

Developed by Artech Studios, the Trivial Pursuit(R) Unhinged(TM) game will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.95 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

About Atari

New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining games such as Driver(TM), Enter the Matrix(TM), Neverwinter Nights(TM), Stuntman(TM), Test Drive(R), Unreal(R) Tournament 2003, and Unreal(R) Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard Sports(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM) and Dora the Explorer(TM), Civilization(R), Dragon Ball Z(R) and RollerCoaster Tycoon(R). Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit

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