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Construction workers unearth legendary cache of Atari games in New Mexico desert

27
Apr
2014

Construction crews today uncovered copies of the legendarily awful Atari 2600 game E.T. The Extra Terrestrial at a landfill in Almagordo, New Mexico. Back during the colossal video game industry crash of 1983, a struggling Atari was stuck with truckloads of the game and other unsold hardware. With little recourse and a crashing interest in video games in North America, the company decided to dump its excess merchandize into a landfill, according to reports at the time.

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