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Infamous video game landfill faces excavation

One of gaming’s greatest mysteries might soon be uncovered.
You’ve likely heard the tale before: Millions of unsold copies of the disastrous ET: The Extraterrestrial game for the Atari 2600 lie buried in a New Mexico landfill. Despite a slew of believers and evidence supporting the story, doubters remain. But in the next few months, we'll have the answer once and for all.

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jaredhart1540d ago

This should serve as a reminder of the past mistakes and that history can and will often repeat itself.

We could be heading to another collapse of the video game industry.

Tetsujin1540d ago (Edited 1540d ago )

I'd die laughing if they found this

SilentNegotiator1540d ago

Yeah, mistakes like putting plastic in landfills. That's polluting.

Baka-akaB1540d ago

The state should sue Atari for it

rainslacker1539d ago

Not to mention all the mercury from the circuit boards. Poisons the ground water.

isa_scout1540d ago

COD may not be the best series ever created, but it is nowhere near E.T's level of awful. I'm guessing you've never played an Atari or E.T.

thebudgetgamer1540d ago

The greatest mystery in my life as a gamer to finally be uncovered? Awesome, it's greater than Capone's vault.

GreenRanger1540d ago

Some of those games might actually still work.

thirtyandnerdy1540d ago

As long as they blow in the cartridges. =)

JoySticksFTW1540d ago (Edited 1540d ago )

Yeah, you just have to blow in them and you'll be straight.

Cartridges ftw!!

Ah, beaten by thirtyandnerdy :D

THamm1540d ago

yeah no drm back then, so of course they will!

smashcrashbash1540d ago (Edited 1540d ago )

Want to know how awesome a gamer I am? I beat this game.Five times.That's right.Worst most badly controlled game EVER.And I beat it.And more then once. And I beat the first TMNT too.So while people were complaining how they couldn't beat these games I was finishing them.

Pl4sm41540d ago

i admire you sir.. salute

Tetsujin1540d ago

I remember when TMNT was hard as hell (and beat it), then I tried Battletoads, outside the 3rd level the game was fun. At my Elementary School I was one of the few who could beat that stage then complete the game. Then I tried Mike Tysons Punch Out; took till Middle School before I could TKO in the first round (took a ton of dedication and sleepless nights).

Never got to play ET though, saw the movie as a kid though.

BeZdaBest1540d ago

ahh..this game always seems to remind me of the angry video game nerd

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