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We were so appalled to find that you gained sys admin rights by entering "test" and "test" in the username, password boxes for Atari.com's admin site that we fired off an email to tech staff telling them to fix it.

Nearly 24 hours later, it is still wide open and we're left wondering whether Hasbro Interactive has just left the site to rot and die. It's not that there isn't something to be made out of Atari still. It may be dead and buried but it's still brings a nostalgic tear this reporter's eye and there are plenty of fans still out there.

Sure, the PlayStation is a different world, but some of the old Atari games have terrific gameplay. In fact, we ran a story at the end of 1999 asking whether the P2 had aped Atari. ®

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