Pac-Man and pioneering pals poised for scholarly consideration

After spending decades in the outer reaches of eBay, Atari is about to receive some long-denied academic respect.

The University of Calgary is compiling a video game collection that will combine the best of Atari with PC gaming and even include newer consoles, like Wii and Xbox.

For Jerremie Clyde, a librarian with the university, the collection will help academics regard interactive media as worthy as film and fiction for serious study.

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