Paperboy gets tossed this week

Atari classic featuring paper-peddling protagonist will be available this Wednesday for 400 Microsoft points ($5).

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Hey paperboy, there's a tip in my pocket. Why don't you just reach inside?
Hey paperboy, there's a tip in my pocket. Why don't you just reach inside?

Following last week's release of Root Beer Tapper on Xbox Live Marketplace, Microsoft is releasing another arcade classic revolving around an unsung profession this Wednesday--Paperboy.

The game, originally released in 1984, featured a bicycle-handlebar-shaped controller that was used to control a neighborhood newspaper-delivery boy. As gamers tried to keep customers happy with well-placed newspapers, they could also earn points by preventing thieves from breaking into homes, knocking over tombstones, or breaking the windows of nonsubscribing houses.

The Xbox 360 version will be updated with a new cooperative multiplayer mode, as well as "modernized" audio and "new artwork." Paperboy will be available February 14 at 1 a.m. PST for 400 Microsoft Points ($5). For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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