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Urban Legend Confirmed - Unsold Atari 2600 Video Games Unearthed In New Mexico
2014-04-28 04:35:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Longtime video game enthusiasts who believed in tales that thousands or even millions of unsold Atari 2600 cartridges were buried in a New Mexico desert some 30 years ago have been vindicated, as an excavation crew has discovered the first evidence that the urban legend is true during a Saturday morning dig. According to CNET’s Daniel Terdiman, crews working at an old landfill at the city of Alamogordo in the south-central part...

Searching For The Worst Video Game Ever
2013-06-03 10:35:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s an old story often told by video game fanatics about Atari, a New Mexico landfill and the worst game ever made. As the story goes, when the bottom fell out of the once-booming video game market in 1983, Atari was left with millions of unsold copies of the E.T. game for the 2600 console. The company then sought out a landfill in the American desert (only about 150 miles away from Roswell) in which to dump millions of...


Latest North American video game crash Reference Libraries

Atari 2600
2013-03-15 11:53:09

Image Caption: An Atari 2600 four-switch "wood veneer" version, dating from 1980-1982. Shown with standard joystick. Credit: Evan-Amos/Wikipedia The Atari 2600, originally named VCS, was released in October 1977 by Atari Inc. It is a video game console using cartridges for game play instead of having the software built into the system. In 1978 only 550,000 units were sold out 0f 800,000 that were manufactured. Once the public realized pong was not the only video game to play, enthusiasm...

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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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