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jaypah
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(04-26-2014, 09:09 PM)
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I can't wait for the conspiracy theories that this spawns. People going through the footage one frame at a time to prove it's bullshit.
WillyFive
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(04-26-2014, 09:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by adamantypants

OHHHHH FFFUUUUUUUCCKKK

Those are some AWFULLY clean cartridges/manuals for being in a landfill for 30 years.

They were boxed and factory sealed (unsold copies, remember?); the pressure would have broken the seals and boxes for some dirt to get in, but it's not like they dropped the cartridges and manuals in the hole and buried it.
frizby
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(04-26-2014, 09:09 PM)
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Cool.
CurlySaysX
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(04-26-2014, 09:10 PM)
Science!!!
FryHole
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(04-26-2014, 09:10 PM)
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Guys, if they try and play one of those cartridges, shut your eyes - don't look at it.
televator
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(04-26-2014, 09:10 PM)
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"We found them! At long last, the myth is proven true!

...
...
...

Aw man, look at these copies of this shitty game. Let's burry 'em in a landfill."
TheSeks
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(04-26-2014, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by MetroidPrimeRib

This is some Indiana Jones shit

"IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM."

"No. It belongs in a landfill."
SystemBug
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by themagicalkitsune

Perfect
wintermute0
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)
This must be the mythical burial site of all the carts Atari didn't want. Although, those were supposedly buried in El Paso, Texas.... not New Mexico.
Kissenkopf
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)
HA! What a great treasure they found...it's better than gold!
adamantypants
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by WillyFive

They were boxed and factory sealed (unsold copies, remember?); the pressure would have broken the seals and boxes for some dirt to get in, but it's not like they dropped the cartridges and manuals in the hole and buried it.

True. I still want to believe.
mr2xxx
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)
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Where are the rest of the copies?
HUELEN10
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)

Originally Posted by CronoShot

Second pic. Right side.

Now I see it. What would one call this for of advertising, if it is that?
Toxi
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)
If you dig deeper, you might find a Polybius arca̶de ̨ma̛chine͏.
CDX
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)
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So. They finally dug it up. What are they going to do with them all? Throw them in the landfill again?







That looks like it's in much better shape than I would have expected after spending a few decades in a landfill.
taahahmed
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)
Dang! Whoa!
Hoo-doo
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)
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Weren't there like truckloads of them buried there? I want to see the motherlode.
Cthulhu_Steev
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)
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I hope they find this guy's ship as well:

Forsythia
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)
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Madness!
eddfromtheriver
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(04-26-2014, 09:11 PM)

Originally Posted by KINGofCRA5H

What's the story behind this?

They're making room for the piles of XBO's left unsold dontcha know nothin'?
Alexlf
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(04-26-2014, 09:12 PM)
I KNEW it was real. I've always told everyone it would turn up some day. Now I seem marginally less crazy.
Sami+
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(04-26-2014, 09:12 PM)
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... Well, I guess that's that. Last I'd heard of this, the guys doing the documentary were talking about difficulties getting permission to do the dig on NPR. Glad they were able to go through with it.

Originally Posted by TheGreatLugia

I can dig it.

BassForever
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(04-26-2014, 09:12 PM)
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Oh snap we're witnessing some history right here
JaggedSac
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(04-26-2014, 09:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by DocTarHeel

Some of those game boxes and manuals look to be in pretty good shape for being buried in a landfill for 30 years.

The urban myth continues.
Lowmelody
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(04-26-2014, 09:12 PM)
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Holy fuck I have a 4th grade argument to settle once and for all.
TheJLC
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(04-26-2014, 09:13 PM)
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If true, that's awesome. But I'm skeptical because of how clean those manuals look after being in a landfill for 30 years. I understand the cartridges, because they are plastic, but the manuals? Hmm...
Aurongel
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(04-26-2014, 09:13 PM)
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It belongs in a museum!

ThatOldTimeyRogue
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(04-26-2014, 09:13 PM)
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I can't wait for the sequel where they find the Polybius arcade game and a dude turns into dust
Salvor.Hardin
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(04-26-2014, 09:13 PM)
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This is fucking epic haha. Did not expect this.
ec0ec0
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(04-26-2014, 09:14 PM)
not surprised (really)
Broken Joystick
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(04-26-2014, 09:14 PM)
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As much as I don't see the point of it all, it's pretty cool. Stick some of them in a museum or something
Hoo-doo
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(04-26-2014, 09:14 PM)
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We need some forensics experts and some geologists, stat!

Someone light the detective-GAF signal.
KORNdoggy
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(04-26-2014, 09:14 PM)
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They're gonna need to dig up a few thousand more before i consider this legit.
CambriaRising
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(04-26-2014, 09:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by JoeTheBlow

Yeah, even plastisiced cardboard, and early 80's quality at that, should have rotted away to nothing after 30 years.

Aren't they out west? Its pretty dry out there, the ground doesn't have as much moisture as further east.
condompickle
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
Lol this is great.
Linkstrikesback
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by JoeTheBlow

Yeah, even plastisiced cardboard, and early 80's quality at that, should have rotted away to nothing after 30 years.

Regular cardboard takes only a few months to degrade completely in landfill. Not sure what those boxes are made of, but it does seem a little fishy that they're in such good condition.
Majine
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
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You've unleashed a terrible curse.

Another videogame crash incoming, people. Brace yourselves.
Chinner
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
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maybe they'll find peter molyneux's career out there too!
Surface of Me
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
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People didn't believe this? Honestly never seemed that far fetched to me.
EmptySpace
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
so is this the first step to xbox's new motto "we're for the gamers"?

i don't mind them doing stuff like this, but to spend that much money on uncovering an urban gaming myth, they probably did so much research and expect this marketing strategy to be on the first page of reddit.

good luck, though.
blastprocessor
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
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So it's really true :)

Dunno why i'm feeling this but maybe it should have never been dug up.
eddievanclaylen
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guy.brush

Ahahaha this is perfect!
Seraphis Cain
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by JoeTheBlow

Yeah, even plastisiced cardboard, and early 80's quality at that, should have rotted away to nothing after 30 years.

Yeah...regular cardboard biodegrades within a matter of weeks. After 30 years, there shouldn't be anything left of those boxes.

EDIT: Not to mention those paper inserts. Those should just be gone.
Astro Monster
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
So the overstock dump turned out to be five or six carts in a ditch where the myth didn't even say they were :/
CronoShot
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by DocTarHeel

Some of those game boxes and manuals look to be in pretty good shape for being buried in a landfill for 30 years.

Even the sticker labels on the cartridges themselves look almost flawless.

Hmm...
meppi
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(04-26-2014, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by civilstrife

Just in time for the second collapse of the industry.

Hehe, thought the same thing.

Hold onto your butts Microsoft!
Salvor.Hardin
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(04-26-2014, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Broken Joystick

As much as I don't see the point of it all, it's pretty cool. Stick some of them in a museum or something

lol good burn.
border
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(04-26-2014, 09:16 PM)
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The "urban legend" is that there were literally hundreds of thousands of copies of ET buried.

I see one copy of ET. In relatively good condition.

This smells like utter reality TV bullshit....at least until some better photographic evidence turns up. If they really discovered a cache of thousands of games I don't understand why they only took a few pictures of single copies. Methinks some desperate production assistant was searching for "Atari" on eBay a few days ago.
wintermute0
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(04-26-2014, 09:16 PM)

Originally Posted by CronoShot

Even the sticker labels on the cartridges themselves look almost flawless.

Hmm...

That's because this is a hoax. The real burial site of these cartridges was supposedly in Texas, not New Mexico.
JaggedSac
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(04-26-2014, 09:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by EmptySpace

so is this the first step to xbox's new motto "we're for the gamers"?

i don't mind them doing stuff like this, but to spend that much money on uncovering an urban gaming myth, they probably did so much research and expect this marketing strategy to be on the first page of reddit.

good luck, though.

They're making a documentary.

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