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V.23 No.44 |

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The Daily Word in Albuquerque City Council money matters, auctioning off the Atari dump games and RIP Tom Magliozzi

The Daily Word

It's time for the city to divide up all the leftover cash that was earmarked in hopes of luring Tesla to Albuquerque.

City Council approved police officer raises to the tune of $900,000 in hopes of preventing a large number of officer resignations.

It's election day.

The TSA confiscated a ray-gun replica belt buckle from some guy.

This guy can talk his way out of almost anything.

1970's Adidas time capsule.

Tom Magliozzi of NPR's "Car Talk" has died.

Some of the Atari games unearthed from an Alamogordo landfill will be auctioned on eBay.

V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014

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The Daily Word in Atari, Netflix, Nike and DOJ hearings.

The Daily Word

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were arested at their home.

A woman died in a car crash while posting to Facebook.

Introducing the edible water bottle.

Donald Sterling made racist remarks.

They can turn off your brain with flashes of light.

A Nike employee sold rare sneakers on the black market.

When Netflix works again I will try Netflix Roulette.

The DOJ will hold the first of three public meetings on APD reform tonight.

They dug up the Atari mass grave.

Happy birthday, Jay Leno.

V.22 No.22 |
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Behold: the "worst game ever"

NEWS

Gravediggers in the Atari Graveyard

Worst video game of all time to be exhumed

Though this may be news to some, Alamogordo's Atari Graveyard draws visitors to the city year after year just to see a covered up old landfill, which is to say, nothing. Underneath the legendary spot, however, lie a HUGE number -some say nearly the entire existing inventory- of the world's worst video game, "E.T." It was "based" on the 1982 film, but apparently really, really sucked. Supposedly the home video game market was going south as well and that prompted Atari to crush, bury and cover in concrete at least nine semi-trailer loads of the game and consoles (which were manufactured in El Paso.)

I know. It doesn't make sense. But it will make a great documentary, which is why last Tuesday Alamogordo approved the proposal to dig up the Atari Graveyard by entertainment company Fuel Industries.

V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012

video games

Webgame Wednesday. GARE: Sapphire Mechs

What if you could magically transport the old Atari 2600 game Combat into the neon-lit world of Tron? Well, you might end up with something like GARE: Sapphire Mechs. This nifty action shooter has you piloting a digital tank though a grid-like maze. Upgrade your machinery, follow the various mission objectives and try not to get blown to bits.

V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Feature

7 Weird Wonders

WTF, N.M.?

Atari Video Game Burial Site, Moore's Trading Post, The Oryx, Flying Paperboy of the Guadalupes, Toilet Rock, Lake Lucero and Mystery Stone
V.19 No.17 |
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Simon Cottee's Rule

Video Games

This Week In Games 4.30.10

Starcraft II beta now on the Mac.

MS killed the original Xbox Live service on the 15th, but a group of dedicated Halo 2 players are keeping their boxes attached 24x7. Even though the service is gone, they can keep playing as long as they don't disconnect.

A California law criminalizing the sale of mature games to minors will go to the Supreme Court.

The battle between Activision and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 developer, Infinity Ward, just got substantially bloodier.

Cub scouts get video game awards.

This is a little bit old and out of date, but hey, so is Roger Ebert.

Wickedest cutting board ever.

A (potential) kids trading card game about actual real things!

French Atari bling.

Great animation by Simon Cottee. The music and imagery were produced entirely within Sleep is Death.

V.19 No.16 |
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Video Games

This Week In Games 4.23.10

At their Captivate 2010 event, Capcom showed off several upcoming games including Dead Rising 2, Lost Planet 2, Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter IV.

More Red Dead Redemption multiplayer hotness.

A new Super Mario Galaxy 2 Trailer shows a cloud suit that can make its own platforms. Awesome.

Rumor: Nintendo's followup to the DS, the 3DS, may come out as early as October. It was originally slated for "sometime" in 2011.

I'm Not Drunk! The Game - hilariously NOT FUNNY (and not real) game where you're loaded and the object is to convince people you're ok to drive. Bad.

Microsoft Natal impressions from James Gunn.

New Steam UI is official staring Monday, April 26

Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell has returned to the company as a member of the executive board.


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