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    Remember all those ET Cartridges they buried in the desert? They've been found.

    http://m.wafb.com/#!/more-news-detail/25347623?orgId=57

    And so the day of our reckoning begins...

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    Took em long enough to dig them out.

    That is pretty cool though, I honestly can't believe they actually did bury all those cartridges.

    Now the problem is what are they gonna do with em all?
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    I saw this when I got up today. Pretty hilarious; I always thought this story was just an urban legend (with some amount of truth to it; after all, the video game crash did occur), but then here come these guys who actually dig up a landfill in New Mexico to find the Atari dumping ground, complete with numerous ET cartridges. I was thinking, what they ought to do, if they can get away with it, is auction off a bunch of the cartridges they found to help pay for the dig. I'm certain people would want to buy them.

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    ^ That wouldn't be a bad idea. If they can't do that or don't have enough, they could always recycle them too.

    Heck, publicity might help pay it off too (A museum for stuff like this would probably be interested)
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    They know not what they've done.

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    It was never an urban legend, it was known that Atari had purchased a lot in the desert, cheap, to save on costs of storing all the unsold copies of E.T. (and other games) in a warehouse. The lot was later purchased by a company that intended to recycle the cartridges, but the portion of the lot in which they were buried was not known. These cartridges could have been dug up much sooner, were it not due to the fact that the excavators had to get a permit to dig them up. I guess it fell into the status of urban legend due to the internet not really being prevalent back then, though.

    The only untrue rumour is that E.T. caused the video game crash by itself.

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    I guess I've never known the whole story of the crash back then. There's a documentary called Once Upon Atari I've been meaning to watch, where from what I hear most of this stuff is covered.

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    I literally can't stop laughing xD

    Well I guess they are worth something now, not in terms of playabilety but collectors items.

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    At least they're no longer spewing their toxic innards into the earth.

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    At least they didn't dump them to the ocean back then. This way the cartridges are a lot more fun

 

 

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