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Dug Up E.T. Atari Games To Be Curated At New Mexico Space Museum

Seven hundred of the 1,300 E.T. and other Atari cartridges recovered from a New Mexico landfill will be appraised and prepared at the Alamogordo City Commission decided this week.

"We have been working with the space museum for curation, both for displaying and selling the games; they are now artifacts," Alamogordo mayor Susie Galea told Polygon. "The City Commission acted on Tuesday to give 100 of the games to (documentary production companies) Lightbox and Fuel Entertainment. There are 700...
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“We have been working with the space museum for curation, both for displaying and selling the games; they are now artifacts,” Alamogordo mayor Susie Galea told Polygon.

More specifically, they are relics of a dark, regrettable time in the history of video games. They are being rightfully display in a museum as a poignant reminder of history's mistakes, for as George Santayana famously said: "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it!" ;)
 
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