Last of Atari games to go up for auction on eBay

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ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) – The last batch of Atari game cartridges dug up in an Alamogordo landfill will be going up for auction.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports that 150 remaining games and they will be put on eBay in 30-40 increments until the last one is sold.

The games up for bid include “Warlords,” ”Asteroids” and “Super Breakout.”

Joe Lewandowski, a consultant for the film companies that documented the dig, says some “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” cartridges and other titles will be kept off until the very end.

More than 700 games have been sold around the U.S. and abroad, bringing in thousands of dollars to Alamogordo.

One of the “E.T.” game cartridges was added to the Smithsonian’s video game history collection.

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