After flooding the market with low quality products and contributing to the American 'Video Game Crash', Atari had a large bulk of unwanted stock they needed to get rid of. Rumour has it that they dumped millions of items into a New Mexico Desert landfill site, a location whereby a team of documentary diggers have begun an excavation.
Despite only starting their dig recently, it would appear that the team behind this excavation have already uncovered the treasure they were looking for. Photographs were soon posted online showcasing film director Zak Penn proudly holding one of the infamous E.T. cartridges, along with other images displaying the other contents of the landfill such as shipping boxes, copies of Centipede, Missile Command, and even part of an Atari Joystick.
While proof seems to have surfaced that this really was no urban legend, some Atari fans online have become rather sceptical about the entire project, especially since Microsoft got involved. According to Chris Kohler on Twitter, some have even suggested that the entire dig was faked.
Believer or not, the upcoming documentary on this Atari landfill dig is no doubt going to turn a lot of heads. Both those looking for a fantastic insight and discovery into our gaming past, along with sceptics hoping to spot some inaccuracies on tape.
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