Saturday, November 25, 2006
The Atari 2600 Graveyard Fact or Fiction?
The video game crash of 1983 saw the near complete crash of the video game industry and the bankruptcy of a number of companies producing home computers and video game consoles in North America in late 1983 and early 1984. It brought an end to what is considered the second generation of console video gaming.
1983 Atari Inc. send a reported 10 to 20 Truck loads of unsold/returned Atari game carts, unsold Atari consoles, and countless other related hardware from it's El Paso warehouse to landfill iin Alamogordo, New Mexico, and had concrete poured on top of the lot.
Truth or Fiction?
Update! May 2012: the original link I had to a pretty comprehensive piece on the mystery on atari.digital-madman.com is now defunct!!!
But you gotta love Wikipedia!, who've kept the important bits, well the bits we really need to know! Atari video game burial on Wikipedia
And a big thank you for existing!!! to the Wayback machine, who have kept the original webpage referencing the original reporter!!! :) Atari.digital-madman.com Way back!