Source | Gizmodo
Let me start right off the bat with the disclaimer that this is not an April Fool’s joke. Atari, or rather, the corporate entity that now runs the shell of the beleaguered video game company, has jumped on the non-fungible token hype train to shamelessly cash in on that arcade nostalgia.
The NFTs, “limited edition” digital collectibles based on the company’s slew of retro video game titles, are being sold in a series of auctions as part of the Atari Capsule Collection. This week, the first lot—110 tokens representing 3D models of the Atari 2600 game cartridge for Centipede—collectively sold for roughly $110,00o worth of the cryptocurrency Ether, according to Ars Technica.