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Relics of an Ancient Civilization Found

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  1. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    Who were these people that used since primitive technology? What were their primitive lives like? Where did they go?

    (Reuters) - Documentary filmmakers digging in a New Mexico landfill on Saturday unearthed hundreds of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" cartridges, considered by some the worst video game ever made and blamed for contributing to the downfall of the video game industry in the 1980s.

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/27/us-usa-videogames-et-idUSBREA3Q00J20140427
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  2. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    Sounds like it was just cheaper to bury (illegally) rather than pay the increased landfill fees due to the physical components contained in a video game? Hazardous material or suttn?
  3. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    "When the game was first released in 1982 it retailed for around $29.99, but now often sells on eBay for less than $5."

    Wow, that is like $200 in today's money for a video game.........
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    OT: Crazy it as sounds, there was this game (Steel Battalion) that came out awhile back for the original XBOX that ran for something crazy expensive ($200) bc you had to buy this "odd" controller/cockpit to play it. I never played it but heard it about it and looked it up. The reviews said it wasn't even that great:confused:

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  5. ologan

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    I guess I'm fortunate that I never got into the current video game scene. My time is really more valuable than to spend hours playing. I must confess though, that I was addicted to "Ms.Pac Man" aways back, and finally found the secret to winning the game.....walk away from it, and throw the quarters in a coffee can. The only truly way to win is not to play.....sorta sounds like "Wargames" a little bit.
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