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[ArsTech] Xbox has landfill dig for Atari games approved

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Permission has been granted for a film crew to excavate a landfill suspected of containing millions of unsold Atari game cartridges. The dig is searching for a cache of cartridges, including copies of Atari's utterly disastrous E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial adaptation as part of an original documentary for Xbox.

SOURCE: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/xbox-has-landfill-dig-for-atari-games-approved/
 
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Oh god, leave them buried xD
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I would buy all the games that are unsold... No need to throw them away wink.gif
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That's, odd.
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"Suspected land fill" is what threw me for a loop. I figured it was common knowledge of where it was. Not that I personally know, but it seems odd that it would be kept a secret.

Was it never publicly announced back then?
 
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Wait, won't the AVGN movie feature this location?
     
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Most information at the time was speculation and multiple people gave vague and conflicting information when questioned by press etc.
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What does Atari burying a ton of games 30 years ago have ANYTHING to do with Microsoft let alone the Xbox brand?

Not only that but is NO ONE that was involved with this still alive or something? Why not just ask where it was buried? Are they being sworn to secrecy by thread of death or something?
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Wait, won't the AVGN movie feature this location?

Ya, kind of steals his thunder a bit. Then again, it could bring wider interest to his movie if its released around the same time as MS's video.

I wonder how much those games will go for on ebay?
    
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they buried it how nice, didnt even have the decency to recycle the electronics. it was buried many many years ago though
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