Last year, a stockpile of Atari game cartridges was dug up in a New Mexico landfill, and has now generated more than $100,000 in the last several months. Joe Lewandowski, a consultant for film companies that documented retrieval of games, announced the figure at an Almogordo City Commission meeting, last week.
About 850 games were sold on eBay, and the total amount was close to $108,000. Atari games such as “E.T. The Extraterrestrial,” based on the 1982 Steven Spielberg film, and several other titles were unearthed during the time of the documentary. The game developed in over 34 days, is known as the worst game ever created. Buyers came from over 14 countries and 45 states.