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Canadian company looks film documentary on excavation of legendary buried Atari 2600 cartridges

by on Jun.01, 2013, under Uncategorized

Ontario-based film company Fuel has obtained permission from the Alamogordo’s City Commission allowing them access to the city’s landfill for a period of six months. The reason? The company wishes to make a documentary on the excavation of of millions of unsold Atari 2600 cartridges which were said to have been buried there.

For those who don’t know, Atari was stuck with millions of unsold copies of games such as Pac-Man and E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial after the 1982 holiday season. The company had foolishly believed that people would buy Atari 2600s solely for these games, and produced more copies of the games than there were 2600 systems in households. These excess copies were said to have been buried in a New Mexico landfill in September 1983.

Susie Galea, the Almogordo city mayor seems to approve of the project, stating “I hope more people find out about Alamogordo through this opportunity that we have to unearth the Atari games in the landfill.”

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Road Rash

by on Jan.07, 2013, under Uncategorized

Road Rash
US Gold picked up the rights to take EA’s smash hit Road Rash from the Mega Drive to the Master System and Game Gear, and handed the project over to Probe Software to get the port done. It’s actually a fairly playable port too – it’s much slower and the picture seems a bit squished, but the gameplay is relatively intact.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Fighting Force

by on Dec.06, 2012, under Uncategorized, Video Game Ad of the Day

Fighting Force-2
Fighting Force, as we’ve said time and again, was at one stage intended to be Streets of Rage 4. However Fighting Force turned out so rubbish that we thank Zombie Jesus that it wasn’t.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: John Madden Football ’92

by on Oct.25, 2012, under Uncategorized

John Madden Football 92
John Madden Football ’92 is Madden’s second outing on home consoles and boasts a laundry list of improvements including EASN presentation, weather effects including rain and snow, new playbooks, instant replays and player injuries. The last one is a particularly amusing one – John Madden Football ’92 came at a time when EA didn’t have any official licenses and didn’t take itself seriously – when a player gets injured, an ambulance speeds onto the field, ploughing down any players unfortunate enough to get in its way. It’s really quite amusing.

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