When a rare video game ends up as humanitarian aid

One employee at Goodwill, Texas, recently found a rare video game among the donations. It’s about Air Raid, one of the rarest Atari 2600 games.

What is rare is mostly expensive, so it is the game sold at auction for more than ten thousand dollars. It was published back in 1982, and experts claim that it is not a particularly interesting game, since it is a generic space fight. It is priced because of the packaging, because it differs from the Atari games of that time, but also because it is published a small number of copies, you were believed to have them no longer “in the wild”.

As soon as the Goodwill employees found out what a rarity it was, they immediately organized an online auction. The game is after a week sold for $ 10,590, which is a lot of money if you keep in mind that the game was not donated in the original packaging.

It is not known if the person who donated the game did it on purpose, but it is assumed that it did not. Thus, the lack of information brought the humanitarian organization a serious amount of money, which, as they say, will be spent on helping the homeless.

Source: Kotaku


Source: PC Press by pcpress.rs.

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