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Atari games buried in landfill net $37,000 on eBay
December 14, 2014, 12:04 pm
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What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city. An old E.T. The Extraterrestrial game cartridge drew the highest bid among 100 Atari games auctioned on eBay by Alamogordo officials. The games were part of a cache of some 800 Atari video games buried more than 30 years ago in a landfill and dug up in April.

Joe Lewandowski, a consultant for the film companies that documented the dig, says the online auction, which ended on Thursday, generated $37,000 (Dh135,800). The E.T. game, still in its original box, sold for $1,537. Atari reportedly buried the 1982 game in after it was dubbed a flop. Alamogordo owns the cartridges because they came from the city’s landfill.


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