Posted Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 09:11 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Their journey never ends.
This past year, one of the great urban legends of the video game industry was tested and found to be true, the legend of the 'E.T' landfill. Ultimately, 1300 copies of Atari 2600 games, mainly 'E.T.', were located, and now "more than half" of those games are going to be auctioned off this holiday season.
From Reuters, "The unearthed games are under the custodianship of the Tularosa Basin Historical Society and stored at the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, 200 miles (320 km) southeast of Albuquerque."
"Members of the Alamogordo City Council voted 7-0 late on Tuesday to offer some 800 of the Atari games found earlier this year for sale on eBay and the council's own website."
"The mystery behind who dumped the games in the landfill, and why, inspired the dig and a documentary film by Microsoft Corp's Xbox Entertainment Studios."
The question now is, who wants a copy from a lot of infamously unwanted games?
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