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21. Posted:

JohnRedcorn wrote:

Moorpheel wrote:

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So they did waste the valuable plastic instead of just reusing the cartridges?

lol @ "valuable plastic"

Keep in mind those cartridges are made of liquid dinosaurs.

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Samurai_Goroh wrote:

Moorpheel wrote:

So they did waste the valuable plastic instead of just reusing the cartridges?

No wonder Atari basically died after the 2600.

The exact opposite of Nintendo, who reprogrammed and redesign all the arcade cabinets of it's failed arcade game to make the successful Donkey Kong in 1981.

The Nintendo way: Our game failed. Let's recycle these components to make a better one.
The Atari way: Our game failed. Oh the shame! Let's bury those damned cartridges to the depths of the earth and never think of this again.

Well, I have to imagine RadarScope being one of the first things Nintendo of America would've published, so they don't want their first product to be a flop. Not to mention an ARCADE MACHINE is probably more costly to just throw out than a CARTRIDGE.
Also, I want to guess Nintendo prefers to recycle for privacy more than environmental reasons. (so it's said the Nintendo championships carts beside the '90 edition are nearly one-of-a-kind because NoA recycled those)

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23. Posted:

^ hahahaha very true

You can't really compare throwing away unwanted Atari game cartridges to disposing of an arcade cabinet that contains hundreds of dollars of reusable and interchangable parts.

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My guess is they buried them rather than recycling them because it would probably cost them more time and money to go through the effort of removing the stickers off all the cartridges and switching out the chips than it would to just make new cartridges from scratch.

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JohnRedcorn wrote:

Moorpheel wrote:

JohnRedcorn wrote:

Moorpheel wrote:

So they did waste the valuable plastic instead of just reusing the cartridges?

lol @ "valuable plastic"

Keep in mind those cartridges are made of liquid dinosaurs.

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Keep them.

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Spoiler Alert: The masterminds behind this operation actually aren't Microsoft, and are actually Nintendo's most recent Treehouse (eShop) employees @ogo79 and @8BitSamurai , who plan to sell these rare games for $700 each.

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27. Posted:

Or whatever is left of them.

Little bottles with ET dust?

Sounds like a nice souvenir

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Making room for the Wii U?

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30. Posted:

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I'm sad that he didn't get his food. They should know not to mess with Stone Cold E.T. ;)

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Prof_Clayton wrote:

Swiket wrote:

Making room for the Wii U?

Shots fired! Target...missed?

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32. Posted:

So apparently the myth of an Atari landfill in New Mexico is no longer a myth

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/buried-copies-of-failed-movi...

Very interesting indeed. What do you all think of this outcome?

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Some more news about the landfill.

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/04/27/e-t-video-games-uncover...

I am curious to see what James "AVGN" Rolfe has to say about this since his movie was based around this idea.

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Tasuki wrote:

Some more news about the landfill.

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/04/27/e-t-video-games-uncover...

I am curious to see what James "AVGN" Rolfe has to say about this since his movie was based around this idea.

He doesn't seem to be too bothered by it:
http://cinemassacre.com/2014/04/26/e-t-atari-landfill-unearthed/

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BinaryFragger wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

Some more news about the landfill.

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/04/27/e-t-video-games-uncover...

I am curious to see what James "AVGN" Rolfe has to say about this since his movie was based around this idea.

He doesn't seem to be too bothered by it:
http://cinemassacre.com/2014/04/26/e-t-atari-landfill-unearthed/

Yeah I figured he wouldn't be bothered by it he just seems that kinda of guy to me. But I was interested in hearing what he had to say about the ordeal.

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