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E.T. Atari Cartridges Found In Landfill

The myth is true! Well sort of.

Earlier in the month we told you about an upcoming documentary funded by Microsoft's Entertainment Studios that sought to learn the truth behind the urban legend that truckloads of unsold copies of the terrible Atari game based on Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extraterrestrial were disposed of in landfills in New Mexico.

Yesterday construction workers on the dig unearthed proof that it could all be true.

"Construction crews have uncovered copies of the Atari 2600 game at a landfill deep in the New Mexico desert, near the city of Alamogordo."

“Copies” doesn't exactly mean that a metric ton of them were found or anything but more could still be out there and most myths have a kernel of truth to them somewhere don't they?

4/26/2014 9:36:09 PM David D. Nelson

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Comments (15 posts)

Feryx
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 10:06:00 PM
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Still pretty cool. My wife actually had the unfortunate experience of playing the game.

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Cesar_ser_4
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 12:04:05 AM

My condolences.

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Kryten1029a
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 5:10:59 AM

Ouuuuch!

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Knightzane
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 10:16:39 PM
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ET never went home after all.

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Ignitus
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 10:18:40 PM
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This was the first game I finished. Not that I miss it.

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 11:19:55 PM
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I wonder if any old bags of Reese's Pieces were found along side them. Like one's with ET advertising on them...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 11:25:01 PM

I remember those commercials, I loved those things. Ate em like candy.

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Temjin001
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 1:13:47 AM

yep. they're still around too. Fresh bags in stores that is. go grab a bag and bask in all of ET's nostalgic greatness =)

Last edited by Temjin001 on 4/27/2014 1:14:02 AM

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 12:04:06 AM
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HA.

KNEW it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 8:58:42 AM

Have to admit I was skeptical later on though I definitely believed it when I first heard it.

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ethird1
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 2:47:40 AM
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Put this game on PSN please!

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Vivi_Gamer
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 7:17:26 AM
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I wish this news was kept secret until they finished the documentary... I'm not has interested to see the documentary now.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 8:57:28 AM

Well there's actually a lot more to the doc, it's about gaming in general through the decades and that was a small portion.

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Bonampak
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 5:06:53 PM

Well the documentary is going to be exclusive to 360 and X1 owners.

It will center on how the videogame industry has evolved since the Atari days. But keep in mind that the whole thing is being financed by Microsoft. So expect to see things portrayed in a way that makes them look good.

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ulsterscot
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 1:21:38 PM
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Hanger 59 was full

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