E.T. Found In New Mexico Landfill!!

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  1. DarkFriday

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    One of the most infamous urban legends in video games has turned out to be true.
    Digging in Alamogordo, New Mexico today, excavators discovered cartridges for the critically-panned Atari game E.T., buried in a landfill way back in 1983 after Atari couldn't figure out what else to do with their unsold copies. For decades, legend had it that Atari put millions of E.T. cartridges in the ground, though some skeptics have wondered whether such an extraordinary event actually happened. (Of course, news outlets like the New York Times reported on the dump back in 1983.)

    Last year, Alamogordo officials finally approved an excavation of the infamous landfill, and plans kicked into motion two weeks ago, with Microsoft partnering up with a documentary team to dig into the dirt and film the results.


    Today, it's official. They've found E.T.'s home—though it's unclear whether there are really millions or even thousands of copies down there. The AP reports they've found "hundreds" so far, and we'll keep you updated as they keep digging.

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    this is a game changer
     
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    I want Steven Spielberg to go to jail over this.
     
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    :umm:[​IMG]
     
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    They can find this 30yr old game but still can't find that airliner.
     
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    DF having a nerdgasm.
     
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    Really cool story Bro.:rah:
     
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    Someone's gonna get eBay rich.
     
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    That game sucked
     
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    They should have done that with Atari PacMan too. I saved my allowance for months to buy that piece of shit. That fucking game sucked.
     
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    Fuck yeah! They only found thousands, if not millions of copies! I bet that toy show geek might already be driving to that landfill!!!! :wtf:
     
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    We had that game... if ET did more than walk around, move his neck, and fall in holes, I never saw it. :no:
     
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    [​IMG]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    :facepalm:

    The devil is in the details, schmoop. :jrolleyes:
     
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    Still not rare enough to be worth anything.