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« on: June 01, 2013, 02:27:02 AM »

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The New Mexico landfill or "Atari Dump" where the game console maker buried its mistakes the biggest being the game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be dug up by game developer Fuel Industries, which hopes to make a documentary about the project.

Also known as the "Atari Graveyard" or the "E.T. Dump", the desert landfill is the spot where Atari decided to permanently off-load tons of games that were sitting unsold in a warehouse in El Paso, Texas, in 1983. So they went to a dump in Alamogordo, N.M. This week the city council voted to allow Fuel to excavate.

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 05:33:13 AM »

I would watch that doc.  I've always thought of that landfill like a lost treasure.  Though "treasure" may be too strong a word.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 04:23:58 PM »

this could be interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 07:37:02 PM »

What if they find Al Capone's vault?!
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 12:58:16 AM »

they're going to have to chip apart the tons of concrete that was mixed in with the dumped material... i would be surprised if they got anything worth salvaging from this, but i'm hoping it won't all be for nothing.
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