Officials draft distribution plan for Atari games

Crews unearth atari games buried at an Alamogordo landfill

ALAMOGORDO (KRQE) – Where will the infamous Atari game cartridges found in a New Mexico landfill end up?

Alamogordo officials are working on a plan to distribute the games dug up last month.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports a draft plan was created by the company who paid for the excavation.

That plan includes giving some of the games to the company, others would go to museums and some would be sold to the public.

It’s unclear when the city will have a final plan.

More than 1300 cartridges were found. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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