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  • Blog Post: Watch The Trailer For The E.T. Excavation Documentary

    The once buried copies of Atari's E.T. have been dug up and dusted off. Now all that's left to do is make a documentary about them. Oh, that's done now too. Watch the trailer, which examines how Atari went from be biggest new company in America and the leader of the video game industry to... More
  • Blog Post: More Photos Emerge From E.T. Atari Excavation

    Yesterday's planned excavation of E.T. Atari cartridges was successful, and Microsoft has sent over some photos from the event. The dig was helmed by Lightbox Interactive, the developer behind Starhawk on PlayStaiton 3, and Fuel Industries, a marketing agency. Microsoft Entertainment was also involved... More
  • Blog Post: E.T. Atari Cartridge Landfill Excavation Uncovers Fabled Cache

    The project to excavate E.T. Atari cartridges from a landfill in New Mexico has proven fruitful, effectively proving the urban myth to be true. Back in March , Lightbox Interactive and Fuel Industries announced intentions to uncover the fabled cache of Atari E.T. cartridges from a New Mexico landfill... More
  • Blog Post: You're Invited To Witness (Potential) History At E.T. Landfill Excavation

    A documentary crew is excavating the rumored final resting place of millions of unsold E.T. game cartridges, and you're invited to watch it happen. The invite comes days after securing the final permission needed to dig up the Alamogordo landfill in New Mexico. The excavation will take place April... More
  • Blog Post: Permission Officially Granted To Excavate E.T. Atari Cartridges

    Late last month, Lightbox Interactive and Fuel Industries announced intentions to uncover the fabled cache of Atari E.T. cartridges from a New Mexico landfill . Their original attempts were initially thwarted, but they still planned to move forward, and now have official permission to proceed. Since... More
  • Blog Post: Efforts To Unearth Rumored Atari E.T. Landfill Move Forward

    Two companies, a video game developer and a marketing firm, are working together in an attempt to unearth the fabled cache of E.T. Atari cartridges that are supposedly buried in a New Mexico landfill. As the story goes, Atari's video game adaptation of E.T. was such a financial failure that the company... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O'Brien Looks Back At The Atari 2600

    Conan O'Brien's always funny Clueless Gamer series typically looks at the most popular modern games, but for his most recent episode, he looks to the past. Conan tries a handful of Atari games including Missile Command and Pitfall, a game we just wrote a large retrospective on . A fan vote also... More
  • Blog Post: Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Pretends To Dig In The Desert For E.T. Cartridges

    As the story goes, E.T. for the Atari was such a huge failure, that all unsold and returned cartridges were buried in the desert. In this photo op, Atari's founder Nolan Bushnell pretends to search for the abandoned cartridges in the desert. The photo showed up on Video Game Live's Facebook page... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie Coming Soon

    Angry Video Game Nerd, the popular Internet nerd personality who gets angry and plays video games, is making his own movie and he's got a trailer to prove it. If you're familiar with the Angry Video Game Nerd, then I shouldn't have to warn you that the trailer has some salty language in it... More
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