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New Mexico city swamped with calls for unearthed Atari games
New Mexico city swamped with calls for unearthed Atari games

One of the worst games ever made is now the hottest commodity that a New Mexico city must determine how to distribute. More than 1,300 Atari games -- including 28 copies of the coveted "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" -- and Atari consoles were unearthed last month in Alamogordo. City officials are now devising a plan to decide who will get the games, and, if they are sold, the prices, said Matt McNeile, assistant city manager of Alamogordo. Collectors and fans have been inundating the city with inquiries, especially about the "E.T." units, McNeile said. "So far, the craziest offer was $750 for a copy of 'E.T.,'" he said. "It is ironic so...

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