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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by Overload Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:55 am

If only people with this much money to blow put it toward something worthwhile
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by aaron Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:49 pm

Overload wrote:If only people with this much money to blow put it toward something worthwhile


dude... are you shilling for this concept or what? this is a weird thread to bring that up in.
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by ElkinFencer10 Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:54 pm

Overload wrote:If only people with this much money to blow put it toward something worthwhile

My bank account is something worthwhile.
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by jbeedham Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:17 pm

To cashout and make the big bucks on your minty ET carts put "MISSED LANDFILL" in your next Ebay auction. :mrgreen:
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by Kaneda Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:06 am

Still would make a great new revival film "Indiana Jones and the landfill of Atari" Maybe Melissa Mcarthy can be the new Indy?
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by Fragems Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:14 am

Thing that killed me was right after the Landfill I had an Atari lot which sold for $5-$10 or something which I was fine with since I had about 100 duplicates left over after nailing a really solid deal. However at the time I was trying out the eBay global or whatever it's called where they ship the item internationally for you and charge the buyer an additional fee well the buyer ended up being in Spain so shipping came out to like $40+ with eBays BS fees. Thinking there is no way this guy was going to pay that much I double checked with him before shipping it out and offered him a refund if he wanted it. You know what I got in a response a rather rude and abusive message about how I was trying to screw him out of the games because among all those commons was a copy of E.T. which was pure gold :roll: . The Atari Landfill sure brought a bunch of morons into the Atari market place :P. There is a reason E.T. got the landfill treatment they made way to freaking many of them it's about as common as combat, defender, and asteroids which you can't hardly give away :lol: .
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:44 am

Fragems wrote:There is a reason E.T. got the landfill treatment they made way to freaking many of them it's about as common as combat, defender, and asteroids which you can't hardly give away :lol: .


Also, and for the record, it is a perfectly fine game. While it is not as much fun as some of the 2600's very best games, its reputation for poor quality is completely undeserved.
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Re: Atari Landfill games selling for stupid amounts

by Sarge Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:04 am

I've always thought that, too. E.T. isn't awful, it's just rather inscrutable. But that's what happens to many games that aren't entirely clear about the mechanics, win states, or any other problems that can get in the way of enjoying the game.

Another example I can think of, but for a different system, is Street Fighter 2010. Most people think it sucks. Heck, I used to think it sucked. But as I practiced, learned the moveset and whatnot, I found that it was actually a pretty decent, possibly even good, game.
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