Happy Puppy Fire Sale — Everything Must Go!

Got $350,000 to spare? If so, you can buy once-proud game site Happy Puppy, which is looking for a buyer from parent company DMA Holdings (and which I used to write for as a freelancer).

The asking price might be a bargain, considering the portal went for $26.4 million when TheGlobe bought it at the height of the dotcom boom in 1999. Or it could be seen as a dumping price for what could represent the leading edge of a shake-out for the extremely crowded gaming Web space. For all the enthusiastic talk surrounding big game site buyouts by the likes of AOL, MTV and News Corp., there’s always the chance that gaming sites will get caught up when the Web 2.0 bubble bursts. Caution…

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