The Atari Dump Excavation
This almost sounds too good (?) to be true (more like too unbelievable), but alas – this is happening. The ‘Atari Dump’ of the 80’s is being excavated. You might be asking yourself, are Atari games suddenly worth a lot of money? Do they behold a dated technology which now, in current times, is once again relevant. And valuable.
Well before you run to the basement to see if you still have any of the game cartridges of your youth still buried away in your stored treasures, we’ll cease the suspense and let you know that, no, they’re not valuable. But art is. And the art that will come from this is a potential documentary by modern-day game maker Fuel Entertainment.
Now you may be asking yourself – what is the tie in to the lovable, wildly successful movie, E.T. While the poor little guy made a great flick, and continues to live on as a timeless ride at Universal Studios, his video game didn’t do so well. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was the biggest flop for Atari in the history of the gaming company. So what will Fuel Industries find? For one, a lot of garbage. And two, Elliot’s best friends failed efforts in the word of gaming.