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By Chris Kohler
02:00 AM Aug. 24, 2005 PT
“BURLINGAME, California — At classic gaming conventions, it’s out with the new and in with the old.
…The most anticipated CGE event was the annual auction held Saturday evening. There, bidders vied to snag some of the rarest pieces of video-game memorabilia ever put on the open market, with a portion of the proceeds earmarked for the Special Olympics.
Highlights of the auction included an original 1985-vintage NES in-store demo kiosk that went for $340 and a mint-condition copy of the rare Atari 2600 release River Patrol, which sold for $310. (Garage sale treasure hunters take note: that’s River Patrol, not the ultra-common game River Raid.) ”