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Urban legend confirmed: buried E.T. video games found
A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari "E.T." game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made
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A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari ``E.T.'' game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made.
   
Film director Zak Penn showed one ``E.T.'' cartridge retrieved from the dumpsite and says there are hundreds more mixed in the mounds of trash and dirt scooped by a backhoe.
   
Fuel Entertainment is producing a documentary about the search.
   
The video game's commercial failure was partially responsible for the demise of Atari in the early 1980s.
   
The contents of the ``Atari Grave'' have become urban legend, with blog posts speculating about millions of cartridges and other Atari projects buried there. A spokeswoman for Atari says the company changed hands many times since 1983 and does not know what is buried there.

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  1. Angry Bill posted on 05/06/2014 09:21 AM
    Ah, I had the old Atari 2600.. my first gaming console. I also played E.T. I remember it being magic. It was all magical back then.. the 8 bit block graphics moving around on the screen. Exciting times! Kids nowadays are spoiled.
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A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari ``E.T.'' game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made.
   
Film director Zak Penn showed one ``E.T.'' cartridge retrieved from the dumpsite and says there are hundreds more mixed in the mounds of trash and dirt scooped by a backhoe.
   
Fuel Entertainment is producing a documentary about the search.
   
The video game's commercial failure was partially responsible for the demise of Atari in the early 1980s.
   
The contents of the ``Atari Grave'' have become urban legend, with blog posts speculating about millions of cartridges and other Atari projects buried there. A spokeswoman for Atari says the company changed hands many times since 1983 and does not know what is buried there.

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  1. Angry Bill posted on 05/06/2014 09:21 AM
    Ah, I had the old Atari 2600.. my first gaming console. I also played E.T. I remember it being magic. It was all magical back then.. the 8 bit block graphics moving around on the screen. Exciting times! Kids nowadays are spoiled.
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