Topic - Atari

Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. It is currently owned by Atari Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French publisher Atari SA (ASA). - Source: Wikipedia

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  • FILE - In this April 26, 2014 file photo,left, and Raul Ruiz pose for a photograph with a cartridge they found buried in a landfill in Alamogordo, N.M. Producers of a documentary dug in an southeastern New Mexico landfill in search of millions of cartridges of the Atari 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' game that has been called the worst game in the history of video gaming and were buried there in 1983.  Officials in  Alamogordo, are working on a plan under which film companies, museums and the public could get Atari video games that were dug up from the old landfill last month. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)

    New Mexico city working on who gets Atari games

    Officials in southeastern New Mexico began work on a plan this week to divide a cache of Atari video games dug up from an old landfill last month.

  • This undated photo provided in 2007 by the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y. shows an Atari video game system. A group of filmmakers plans to dig up a concrete-covered landfill in the New Mexico desert on Saturday, April 26, 2014 to search for a large cache of discarded copies of "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" game. (AP Photo/Strong National Museum of Play)

    Diggers find Atari's E.T. games in landfill

    A decades-old urban legend was put to rest Saturday when workers for a documentary film production company recovered "E.T." Atari game cartridges from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert.

  • Crews begin digging at the old Alamogordo, N.M., landfill on Friday April 25, 2014, to search for copies of the Atari game "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" purportedly buried there in the 1980s.  The game is considered among gamers to be one of the worst ever and is believed to have contributed to the demise of Atari. (AP Photo/Alamogordo Daily News, John Bear)

    Diggers ready to unearth Atari's E.T. games

    Hidden for three decades in a landfill deep in the New Mexico desert lie thousands of Atari cartridges from what is widely believed to be worst video game ever made - or so the urban legend goes.

  • New Mexico clears way for Atari games dig

    New Mexico environmental regulators said Thursday that they have granted approval for three companies to dig up an Alamogordo landfill in search of a rumored cache of what some deem the worst Atari video game of all time.

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    Organizers say a planned dig into a New Mexico landfill for a rumored cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time is expected to proceed despite state environmental regulators' concerns.

  • Landfill search for 'E.T.' video game is halted

    New Mexico environmental regulators are blocking two companies from digging up an Alamogordo landfill in search of a rumored cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time.

  • ** FILE ** Tourists play slot machines at the Paris hotel-casino in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

    Atari makes a comeback as casinos gamble on skill-based games

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  • Woman behind 'Centipede' recalls game icon's birth

    Dona Bailey was working as a computer programmer at General Motors when she heard the Pretenders song "Space Invader" and fell in love with it. The year was 1980. She had no clue about video games.

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