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    Default E.T. On the atari 2600 10,000 copies in new mexico

    Dont know if you have been following the dig sponsored by ms but saw this on ebay this morning which tickled me.

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    Some footage of what has actually been found on ign.

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    Amazing that the myth was actually true.

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    Default Re: E.T. On the atari 2600 10,000 copies in new mexico

    I was "playing" this the other day - they should have left it buried
    No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...

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    Default Re: E.T. On the atari 2600 10,000 copies in new mexico

    I still have my atari, and loads.of games..... dont remember this 1 tho.
    TAR seems to be a decent bloke!

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    Default Re: E.T. On the atari 2600 10,000 copies in new mexico

    The guardian have covered it as well.

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    Default Re: E.T. On the atari 2600 10,000 copies in new mexico

    There is a similar story regarding Kenner toys and Star Wars figures, Rumour has it back in the 80's A Palitoy factory in Leicester dumped large numbers of surplus Star Wars figures into landfills.

    I also remember reading a post on a forum where one chap claimed that when he was a child would visit the factory landfill after school and collect discarded figures before being chased off site by security. Who knows !

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    Default Re: E.T. On the atari 2600 10,000 copies in new mexico

    Wow the Atari 2600, first ever console owned and River Raid was the first ever game I ever played! No not Pacman or Pong! I just wish I kept hold of it, I also had Commando which was a great little game! There were a few others but cannot remember them sadly!

    Next was the ZX Spectrum which I loved, we used to get the magazines with the gaming code which you would spend hours on end typing in only for errors to come up once you typed run! Ah the memories! Cobra,Ghouls and Ghosts and Double Dragon were great games! Most game played Fruit Machine Simulator, the amount of hours I spent playing this was a good thing as I hate the things now!

    Retro gaming cant be beat!

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