Atari 2600, key specs, prices, discussions, game format, cartridge, controller type, wired. Video outputs, antenna / RF, dimensions 3.5 x 13.5 x 9 in see all specs 1000.00 tax shipping, buy now. Sale of buried Atari cartridges nets over 107,000. To remind you, the existence of the ditched cartridges had been an Atari urban legend until a Microsoft-sponsored dig project proved the rumors true. Alamogordo's Tularosa Basin Historical Society, which arranged the excavation and owns the cartridges, put 99 of them up on eBay, each with a certificate of authenticity. Normally we'd advise you to avoid terrible games, but here's one you might want to get your (gloved) hands on. E.T., the game that killed Atari and was famously unearthed in April at a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico, is now up for auction. Unearthed Atari E.T. Cartridges Go Up for Sale on eBay wired.
The Historical Society plans on keeping 500 of the titles for itself and giving some to the Smithsonian and other museums. The bidding finishes November 13th, but it may auction off as many as 750 more cartridges at a later date. Meanwhile, the Microsoft documentary that resulted from the dig, Atari: Game Over, will air exclusively on the Xbox platform on November 20th. Sadly, that will be one of the last productions from MIcrosoft's now-defunct Xbox Entertainment Studios. Not surprisingly, some of the less-tattered, e.T. Cartridges have already been bid up to 500, while other titles like. Asteroids, Missile Command and, star Raiders are going for 50 (which is ironic, since they were much better games).
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