Awesome Photos From The Atari Landfill

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E.T. wasn’t the only thing excavators found in the Atari landfill this weekend.

Though the legend was always that Atari buried millions of copies of that critically-panned game, the historical garbage dump is actually filled with all sorts of Atari games and products. And while digging in Alamogordo, New Mexico over the weekend, a construction crew uncovered tons of hardware and games ranging from Defender to Missile Command.

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Here are some great high-resolution photos from the dig, shot by ReadWrite’s Taylor Hatmaker. Take a look at what they found:

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So when are they going to start filling the holes with Xbones?