New Mexico city considers who will get buried Atari games

Officials in a New Mexico city are working on a plan under which film companies, museums and the public could get Atari video games that were dug up from an old landfill last month. Atari consoles and 1,377 games were dug up last month from a landfill there.
Oklahoman Published: May 30, 2014
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Officials in a New Mexico city are working on a plan under which film companies, museums and the public could get Atari video games that were dug up last month from an old landfill.

Workers for a documentary film production company recovered the games from the garbage heap in Alamogordo.

According to the Alamogordo Daily News, city documents indicate Atari consoles and 1,377 games were found, including “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”

The search for the “E.T.” cartridges will be featured in an upcoming documentary about the biggest video game company of the early ’80s. The game contributed to Atari’s demise.

Associated Press