Did Atari really bury ET?
The Extra Terrestrial, often cited as the worst video game in history. Now a documentary film production company has found it to be true after uncovering a cache of the dumped cartridges in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico, that potentially includes up to a million copies of the game.
Did they really bury et games?
In September of 1983, Atari found itself with a surplus of game cartridges that they needed to remove from its warehouse in El Paso, Texas. They decided to bury the games in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico, to prevent people from scavenging them.
Where did those guys go when Atari failed?
Alamogordo, New Mexico, U.S. Atari, Inc., City of Alamogordo, New Mexico, U.S. The Atari video game burial was a mass burial of unsold video game cartridges, consoles, and computers in a New Mexico landfill site, undertaken by American video game and home computer company Atari, Inc.
What destroyed Atari?
In the 1980s, Atari ruled the video game universe. Game developers flocked to the pioneering platform, churning out new titles. But most games developed for Atari were not Pac-Man-level quality, and that ultimately led to the platform’s demise.
How much is the original ET Atari game worth?
ET the Extra Terrestrial Atari 2600
|Sale Date ▲ ▼||Title ▲ ▼||▲ ▼ Price|
|2022-03-10||Vintage Atari 2600 game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial||$32.00|
|2022-02-27||Atari 2600 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Video Game System complete 1982 Cib||$39.99|
|2022-02-25||Atari 2600 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Video Game System Complete 1982 CIB||$35.00|
Why is ET the worst game ever?
the Extra-Terrestrial the worst game in history is probably the result of its failure as a commodity for Atari as much as any real problems with its gameplay. Media Genesis says the industry was already suffering from a combination of maladies, including “blind optimism, inflation, and competition.”
How many ET cartridges were buried?
More than 1,300 cartridges were found at the dig. Former Atari manager James Heller was at the excavation, and confirmed that 728,000 games had been buried there, many of them successful titles, as well as inoperable spare parts.