Atari: On the hunt for the lost treasure console




Atari: On the hunt for the lost treasure console

What did the company Fuel Industries, the classic Atari 2600 console to do from the eighties and ET, the Extra-Terrestrial together? You’ll find out in this article!
Atari: On the hunt for the lost treasure console

I must admit that I have only learned in these days of this “legend”, although I have a) every day to do with the tech world and b) already since the late seventies / early eighties’m a huge fan of console itself and I’m almost grown up with Pacman, Space Invaders and co.

It’s here – and since this little journey begins – a time in the eighties, where the success story of the company’s first Atari got a little stalled. Very, very slowly began the period of the “home computer” and I can not even remember that we did such an Atari 800 and thus our own called the console so rarely used previously. It’s been almost exactly 30 years that this time went with a sensational mega flop on the Atari console – just one release of the game ET

While the film is then managed in the Hollywood history and in the hearts of every visitor cinema, the Atari game of the movie, this success was not granted – and believe me, the game was really a tough, boring Zock.

Therefore, what idea had the Atari responsible? Tons of Atari consoles and said ET game had to be removed and this one made ​​with supposedly 20 truckloads (The Times speaks of 14 ) on the road in the desert of New Mexico and has all the clutter – Consoles, Games, Marketing material and controller – simply buried.

While a company spokesperson has confirmed this version of the story, the developers of the game fights (for which he wants to have incidentally used only 5 weeks) Howard Scott Warshaw vehemently against it. He can not imagine that the time already financially troubled company wants to have disposed of so much simple hardware and therefore assumes that it is mainly the games was buried.

Now the company Fuel Industries has received from the city of Alamogordo official permission to look almost exactly 30 years after the events in the wilderness said this only to console treasure. Half a year wants to rummage through the area while holding the work for a documentary. Only when the boys have completed their work, should be finally resolved, whether there was anything to find out if there is a mountain of old cartridges – or whether there really is to recover these amounts of old Atari consoles.

Myself inspired the story to make myself to look for the old consoles that still dwell in my possession and store somewhere and I would not rule out that I will sit down even the odd hour or so and the old classics zocke. ET is the way, then certainly do not belong there 😉


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