Atari cartridges found in New Mexico landfill

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AnotherNobody wrote:

An absolute waste of money. Searching for something buried in the ground that is worthless. Why not donate the money to local schools instead. What are they going to do now that they have the games? Do the plan on playing them.

Apr 27, 2014 5:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nose2066 wrote:

It’s an exciting event in America’s recent history, when millions of young Americans were temporarily saved from wasting a large part of their time playing addictive games – because, for some reason – those games were no longer addictive.

It’s important to learn from history. The gaming industry wants to avoid that kind of lapse in their future sales.

Apr 27, 2014 12:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

I’d estimate that probably 30% of Made in China junk ends in landfills worldwide just after several days/weeks/months of use.

Apr 27, 2014 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
colliertng wrote:

This News isn’t anything new. It’s been known for years in the gaming industry that Atari disposed of “thousands or even millions of the unwanted cartridges made by Atari” were improperly disposed of games that weren’t worth anything in this way. Where’s the revelation in that?????

Apr 27, 2014 3:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
thedemon wrote:

I still have this game, and my Atari. Fortunately, it still works too! I enjoyed this game as a kid. Maybe adults saw it differently, but kids are easily amused, and i loved it.

Apr 27, 2014 6:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PAndrews wrote:

Why does the photo only show one? I guess a pile of cartridges would be too hard to do in Photoshop.

Apr 27, 2014 8:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Simplerman wrote:

Microsoft should bury the remainder of their Windows 8 inventory there while they’re at it.

Apr 27, 2014 9:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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