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700 Excavated E.T. Atari Cartridges Will Go On Sale Soon

Even if you still own a copy of the game, you can purchase a better copy.

And by better, we mean historical. After the recent excavation that resulted in the discovery of over 1,300 E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial Atari 2600 cartridges, the Alamogordo City Commission has announced that about 700 of those cartridges will go on sale.

As reported by Polygon, they will be on sale at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. The games are now being called "artifacts," as the remaining 600 or so will be donated to local museums. As for price, the recovered cartridges will be appraised to determine their value; after that happens, they'll be sold off with a certificate of authenticity. And yes, there is a chance that some will be sold online.

Interestingly enough, there are over 700,000 games still left in the landfill! Alamogordo mayor Susie Galea says they might create a tourist attraction at the site...wouldn't that be something? Back in 1982, nobody would've predicted this in a million years.

Tags: et game, et video game, et atari game

5/30/2014 10:58:01 PM John Shepard

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Comments (9 posts)

Temjin001
Friday, May 30, 2014 @ 11:14:27 PM
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see guys. this is why we can't go all digital. humanity would miss out on excavations for precious gaming artifacts.

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Xombito
Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 2:06:02 AM
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So, a videogame crash is another man's treasure I suppose.

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Temjin001
Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 10:06:30 AM

I think Super Street Fighter 2 for SNES was another game produced way beyond what it sold.

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Ather
Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 3:12:39 AM
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Meh. Win it several times, watch your dad die right as the ship lands, you get over it.

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___________
Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 5:04:14 AM
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WTF would you want to own a part of what almost destroyed your favorite industry?
yea its a piece of history and memorabilia, but that is like buying the piece of shrapnel dug out of your granfathers brain that killed him in WWII.

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Xombito
Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 4:24:31 PM

I'll give you that one.

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Underdog15
Monday, June 02, 2014 @ 9:49:24 AM

Yes, it's exactly like that.......... :\

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SASSYGIRL82
Sunday, June 01, 2014 @ 1:58:33 PM
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Lol after all this time in a landfill they can't be in very good condition hell it probably won't even work if they were package and in boxes lol

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H8WL3R
Sunday, June 01, 2014 @ 2:12:23 PM
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Yeah, but I doubt many people would be buying them to actually play them. ;) :) :D

Last edited by H8WL3R on 6/1/2014 2:13:47 PM

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