The Popularity of Atari's E.T. Shows ...

The Popularity of Atari's E.T. Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

There are 5 comments on the Feature RSS feed from 1UP story from May 25, 2012, titled The Popularity of Atari's E.T. Shows No Signs of Slowing Down. In it, Feature RSS feed from 1UP reports that:

Currently known by few outside of the town and airmen who passed through a term at nearby Holloman Air Force Base, most of what would be considered "downtown" is nothing more than gas stations, hotels, and fast food.

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Alamogordo, NM

#1 May 28, 2012
Lest anyone thinks this is a true story, don't. This is an "alternate reality" story put out by a wesite called 1UP dot com. The headline of their stories is this:
"What If?: Gaming's Alternate Realities
1UP explores what might have happened had video game history gone differently."

But the first paragraph description of Alamogordo is interesting and very telling, especially coming fron an outsider's viewpoint.

Alamogordo, NM

#2 May 28, 2012
It is it true that they buried many of the unsold ET Atari cartidges at the old dump here though. (video_game)

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 May 28, 2012
The first paragraph describes Alamogordo perfectly. Hey lets save the PUB to keep the town looking like a dusty old relic from the 50's and 60's. LMAO!!!!!

Alamogordo, NM

#4 May 28, 2012
I say this in reply to the made-up article's comments about an Atari plant. It would be nice if we could get a big and strong distribution center or manufacturing plant here in Alamo, like Presto was or something similar. Anybody that I ever run into that worked at Presto says that they were paid well and got good benefits. I guess that's why Presto relocated, so they wouldn't have to pay American prices for labor. Does anyone remember what year they closed and if they did move production to Mexico or if they just closed this plant without moving it?

Alamogordo, NM

#5 May 28, 2012
Presto relocated to China, not Mexico. Just found that in an article. But what's funny about Presto's own website history of the company, it mentions when the Alamgordo plant was built and opened but certainly no mention was made of its closing and moving to China. Isn't that part of its history too?

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