Landfill ATARI Games Sell For More Than $100K
This story is dedicated to my grandma, the one who first introduced me to the amazing world of video games. The first time I slammed the square box Pitfall cartridge into an Atari console was in her basement.
A lost treasure of Atari game cartridges were dug up in a New Mexico landfill in April 2014 have now sold for more than $100,000.
This find is another chapter in the legend that Atari had thrown away hundreds of games more than 30 years ago, including E.T. The Extraterrestrial -- which has a reputation as the worst video game ever created -- and more than 60 other titles.
Joe Lewandowski, who dug up the games, told the Alamagordo City Commission that 881 of them were sold on eBay and netted nearly $108,000.
23 games of the games went to museums, including the Smithsonian, and nearly 300 more that aren't on the auction block yet.
Just in case you want to see one of the worst games ever created in action:
Source: The Alamagordo Daily News