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Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Pretends To Dig In The Desert For E.T. Cartridges

by Kyle Hilliard on Feb 16, 2013 at 12:16 PM

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, and it took place in Dubai. The E.T. cartridges were actually buried in New Mexico, so Bushnell is nowhere close to the actual site, but it's fun to pretend!