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PostPosted: Thu Jun 6, '13, 4:31 am 
These folks must be pretty desperate to plan on searching for old Atari games in a garbage landfill. Ewwwwwwwwwwww, is what comes to my mind. Even if they find the games, who would want to play with a video game that had been in a landfill for years???
JMHO!!,2817,2419949,00.asp ... d=ansnow11

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, '13, 1:58 am 
As a hobbyist dumpster diver, I wish them the best of luck.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, '13, 10:52 pm 
My guess is that it's not so much about finding the games for the sake of finding them, but proving an old urban legend about the fate of the unbought ET cartridges.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, '13, 4:09 am 
Meh, publicity stunts.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, '13, 7:41 pm 
What most people don't know about the legends of Atari's landfill dumps is that they weren't just dumped, they were also crushed with a steamroller then buried in a hole and covered with a cement slab.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, '14, 2:05 am 
Ah ! This old urban legend about those Atari ET games buried ! ;) Very interesting article and the best of luck for them ! I highly doubt they'll find something ;)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, '14, 6:33 am 
Updating this thread with some news....the dig is almost ready to's set for April 26: ... mes-n77426 ... excavation

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, '14, 9:37 pm 
But it's very soon ! I was sure that this was a joke but apparently no ! Good luck to them :)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, '14, 11:09 pm 
Updating this topic. When I came online this afternoon I saw an article about this dig. It seems they have had it and they did find some Atari games and stuff: ... n-landfill

Congrats to them on their find.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, '14, 5:11 am 
Wow! That is extremely, extremely interesting. I really had written this off as an urban legend, but it's neat to see that some wonders do turn out to be real!

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