Officials In Alamogordo Working On Who Gets Atari Games

May 30, 2014

Alamogordo officials are working on a plan under which film companies, museums and the public could get the computer games dug up from an old landfill where they were among truckloads buried by Atari decades ago.

According to the Alamogordo Daily News, city documents indicate that 1,377 games were found. Those include "E.T." game cartridges along with other games and Atari consoles.

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

A draft plan being considered by city officials would provide some games to the companies that paid for the excavation. Some would go to national, state and local museums, while hundreds could be sold to the public.

Information from: Alamogordo Daily News. 

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