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Filmmakers Will Search for Mythic “Atari Dump”
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO—A Canadian company has been granted permission to dig into a New Mexico landfill known as the “Atari Dump,” where the video game company reportedly unloaded broken and returned merchandise, in addition to 3.5 million unsold copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, dubbed by some as the worst game in history. The unprofitable items had been sitting in a warehouse in Texas and were crushed and buried in the early 1980s as part of Atari’s move to China.
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