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E.T. Cartridges Bring In Big Bucks For New Mexico City
on August 31, 2015 at 11:47 AM
Last year, the urban legend was finally put to rest; Atari dumped a large number of unsold Atari cartridges in the New Mexico desert, including hundreds of E.T. cartridges, a game often cited as one of the worst of all time. A recent excavation uncovered the trove of lost games, along with the help of...
[Update] Time Running Out To Bid On Unearthed E.T. Cartridges
on November 13, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Update : You've only got about an hour left to bid on one of the uncovered Atari cartridges. If you want to check out the items, head over to the eBay auctions . Original Story : The lost E.T. cartridges that were located and excavated as part of a documentary film will be auctioned off by the city...
Watch The Trailer For The E.T. Excavation Documentary
on July 25, 2014 at 08:44 PM
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 Photos Emerge From E.T. Atari Excavation
on April 27, 2014 at 02:28 PM
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...
E.T. Atari Cartridge Landfill Excavation Uncovers Fabled Cache
on April 26, 2014 at 02:18 PM
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...
Science Fiction Author Ernest Cline Making His Way To The Atari Landfill
on April 16, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Many will be making the pilgrimage to Alamogordo, New Mexico on April 26 to be a part of a film documenting the unearthing of one of gaming's greatest legends. Rumor has it that the fabled "Atari landfill" contains thousands of unsold copies of the E.T. Atari 2600 video game. Among the...
Permission Officially Granted To Excavate E.T. Atari Cartridges
on April 05, 2014 at 04:16 PM
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...
Efforts To Unearth Rumored Atari E.T. Landfill Move Forward
on March 21, 2014 at 03:19 PM
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...
Video Game Documentary Series Coming Exclusively To Xbox
on December 19, 2013 at 08:31 AM
Microsoft has announced today the first Xbox Entertainment Studios (XES) project, which will begin filming in January. The documentary series will kick off with an investigation of the 1983 Atari E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial burial in New Mexico. This is a new partnership that builds on an arrangement...
Conan O'Brien Looks Back At The Atari 2600
on August 09, 2013 at 09:22 AM
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...
Atari's Long-Buried E.T. Stash Could Be Uncovered
on May 31, 2013 at 03:42 PM
One of the best and oddest stories to come out of the pre-video game crash era is the tale of Atari's E.T. The title was notoriously bad, and Atari decided to bury approximately five million units in the New Mexico desert. The story, which many believe to be urban legend, is true. According to the...
Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Pretends To Dig In The Desert For E.T. Cartridges
on February 16, 2013 at 06:16 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...
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