The commercial failure of this game also led to possibly the most heard-of legend in videogame history; with millions of copies unsold, Atari saw no other soluton to the problem other than burying them all in a landfill in the New Mexico desert.
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While most people probably shrugged it off as just a myth ("they would've recycled them instead" was a common thought), it garnered much attention among gamers and in April 2014, a documentary film team located the landfill and started digging - and found the cartridges. Along with the filmmakers, several other people attended the excavation, among them the original programmer and the Atari manager in charge of the burial, who said that the exact amount of buried copies weren't in the million-range, but rather "just" 728 000.
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