Fuel Entertainment to Go Digging for Buried Atari Games and Prototype Systems in Landfill

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vrmlbasic

We should leave it buried for the next great civilization to study. We don't have cities entombed in lava or giant pyramids packed with awesome artifacts so this will have to do.

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Engelsstaub

The Atari 2600 was my introduction to gaming (that and arcades.) Things have come a long way since then, but I still do miss "the good old days" from time to time. I used to be The Shit at Seaquest.

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Exarkun1138

My first game system was the Fairchild Channel F. Then in 1979 I got "serious" into gaming with Mattel's Intellivision. LOVED that console.....I have the Nostalgia Emulator and all the Intellivision games now on my PC! I was big into arcades during the 80's (the BEST decade!), and still have a love for games today at 46 years old(to the delight of my kids and wife!)

I too miss the "good ole days" like you, and still enjoy playing the old classics using M.A.M.E., Nostalgia, Stella(Atari 2600 Emulator), and various other Emulators to while some down time away with games that are still as fun today as they were "back then".

My all-time best achievement in an Arcade Game was Robotron 2084! With ONE QUARTER, I rolled the game over 3 times! It took, I think, something like 3 hours of continuous play and I was worn out afterwards! My hands had blisters on the palms and they hurt for days! But I had a blast!!

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Engelsstaub

The '80s really were a fun time. We never realize how great it is until we're Abe-Simpsoning about it much later hahaha.

My kids share gaming with me as well as a love of metal. My 14 yr old daughter is a huge Dio fan. She actually loves his early work with Rainbow. I was even too young for that when it was current :)

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Rift2

Seaquest was a fun game I like that and Mega Mania with the changing enemies alot of Eyecandy back then =)

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Engelsstaub

I never played Megamania (that I can remember.) I guess it was kind of like Space Invaders which was cool.

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Rift2

I heard this is a side effect of taking too much Meth crystal kinda like tweaking. I used to worship Atari I think David Crane is the shit talking about game design at coventions when so many thing have changed in Game Design but everything started with Atari and Aracde games.

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jbitzer

I heard that this was all a myth. Atari did dump a bunch of stuff out there, but later he'd it dug back up and destroys out of fear of just this thing happening.

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wumpus

Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper just to drill down to where the stuff is and place a bunch of industrial explosives down the hole? It shouldn't take much to break the tiny wires from the ROM chips to the pins.

Then again, this is the "game programmers are just towel designers" Atari management. They were the ones dumb enough to need to bury their own products.

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DeltaFIVEengineer

Sounds like a worthwhile use of resources......not.

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Shalbatana

On one hand this could be really cool, however what do you do with potentially thousands of carts for a game console only a few of us still have working? Even then the carts that are still out in the wild only fetch about 5-7 usd on average.

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