City of Alamogordo to Auction off 800 Atari Cartridges

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Apparently digging up these copies of the much-maligned game was much easier than trying to get out of the pits in the ACTUAL E.T. game on the Atari 2600. Those things were practically impossible to get out of!

Anyway, that landfill was the spot in which Atari dumped truckloads of merchandise around midnight in 1983 after Atari’s game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial tanked in a tough market, contributing to the Video Game Crash of 1983. Since that midnight disposal, there was much speculation and rumors regarding both the location of the landfill chockfull of Atari paraphernalia and whether or not the landfill even existed. After Microsoft paid to dig up the location for a documentary on the history of video gaming, the dig occurred and the 800+ games (along with Atari catalogs and promotional materials) were found! Now, they’re up for auction. Continue reading “City of Alamogordo to Auction off 800 Atari Cartridges”

Oscar Niemeyer’s Worst Tech Reproduces Games of Wrestling Shadows – WIRed #26

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What do the Mayans, Doctor Who, Demi Lovato, Machetes, and Winking have in common? You don’t know; neither do I.

This week’s apocalyptic (ugh…) episode of WIRed discusses the late-great architect Oscar Neimeyer, CNET’s Worst Tech Products of 2012, a new game for…the VIRTUAL BOY?!?, and boiling point of the Hart/McMahon grudge in documentary form.

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Lifehacker Debunks Popular 10 Tech Rumors; Still No Bigfoot Coverage

We’ve all heard, talked about, and even fell for these assumptions/myths concerning computers, the internet, smartphones, and various other gadgets.  Thankfully, the wonderful crew at Lifehacker has put together a list with supplemental information that takes ten of those tech rumors down a peg. Hopefully, after reading their list, you will all be able to enjoy your techno-gizmos and whosey-whatsits without feeling duped and unprotected. … Continue reading Lifehacker Debunks Popular 10 Tech Rumors; Still No Bigfoot Coverage

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