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  • Blog Post: Science Fiction Author Ernest Cline Making His Way To The Atari Landfill

    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... 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: Video Game Documentary Series Coming Exclusively To Xbox

    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... 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's Long-Buried E.T. Stash Could Be Uncovered

    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... 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
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