alamogordo landfill

from atari posted in video games


alamogordo landfill
highway 54
alamogordo, new mexico 88310

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This landfill is the reported site of the mass burial of unsold Atari video game cartridges in 1983, including millions of the unanimously agreed upon to be unplayable '82 video game for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Don't expect to find any treasures if you visit. The fourteen truckloads of merch that travelled here from El Paso, TX were steamrolled immediately and covered with concrete to prevent looting.

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Now there's proof. A documentary film crew decided to unearth the buried E.T. cartridges, because really what else could human beings be doing with their time and energy?

Director Zak Penn in 2014 with an Atari cartridge from the landfill (Juan Carlos Llorca/AP)