By Al Giovetti


ATARI scoops DOUBLE nomination at 2006 mtv video music awards

NEW YORK, NY, August 4, 2006

Alissa Bell Public Relations Associate Atari 417 5th Avenue NY NY 10016 212.726.4217

ATARI scoops DOUBLE nomination at 2006 mtv video music awards

- ‘Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure’ and ‘Driver: Parallel Lines’ Nominated for Best Video Game Soundtrack -

NEW YORK, NY, August 4, 2006 – Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), one of the world’s most recognized brands and leading third-party video game publishers, celebrated the announcement that two of its recent video game soundtracks have been nominated for Best Video Game Soundtrack at MTV’s prestigious Video Music Awards scheduled to be broadcast globally on Thursday August 31, 2006.

Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure was released globally in February 2006 with a soundtrack featuring an eclectic array of original and licensed music. Four original tracks were executively co-produced by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, including an exclusive version of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya,” remixed by Serj from the band System of a Down. Other Diddy-produced tracks include “Clik, Clak, and Spray” from Pack FM, “Book of Judges” from Pharoahe Monch and “Getting Up Anthem: Part 1,” performed by Talib Kweli, the voice of the game’s lead character, Trane, and legendary Hip-Hop artist Rakim. Celebrated artist and producer RJD2 composed the in-game music, and the RZA, critically acclaimed leader of Wu-Tang Clan, composed an exclusive remix for one of the game’s cinematic videos.

Released in March 2006, Driver: Parallel Lines featured over 70 licensed tracks which bridged the two gameplay eras of 1978 and 2006 with effortless cool. Working with Nimrod Productions Ltd, one of the most established audio production companies in the video game industry, Atari secured the services of world-renowned artists including Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Suicide, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arthur Baker, Mylo, Paul Oakenfold and the Audio Bullys to produce brand new music exclusively for Driver: Parallel Lines. The game also boasted a remarkable line up of licensed music with David Bowie, Blondie, Iggy Pop, WAR, The Temptations, Funkadelic, Marvin Gaye, Parliament, and Average White Band amongst those scoring the 1978 gameplay era, and bands including The Roots, LCD Soundsystem, TV on the Radio, Kaiser Chiefs, Secret Machines, and The Dead 60’s lending their sounds to the New York cityscape of 2006.

MTV’s Video Music Awards are scheduled to be broadcast globally on Thursday 31 August 2006. For more information about Atari’s entire product line up visit www.atari.com.

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 franchises such as The Matrix™ (Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo) and Test Drive®; and mass-market and children’s franchises such as Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues™ and Dora the Explorer™, and Dragon Ball Z®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext – ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com. Safe Harbor Statement With the exception of the historical information contained in this release, the matters described herein contain certain "forward-looking statements" that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this release are not promises or guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. We caution you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein. Some of the factors which could cause our results to differ materially include the following: the loss of key customers, such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, GameStop and EB Games; delays in product development and related product release schedules; inability to secure capital; adapting to the rapidly changing industry technology, including new console technology; maintaining relationships with leading independent video game software developers; maintaining or acquiring licenses to intellectual property; fluctuations in the Company's quarterly net revenues and results of operations based on the seasonality of our industry; the termination or modification of our agreements with hardware manufacturers; and other factors described in our SEC filings.

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