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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jaredhart2020d 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.

Tetsujin2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

I'd die laughing if they found this

SilentNegotiator2020d ago

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

Baka-akaB2019d ago

The state should sue Atari for it

rainslacker2019d ago

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

isa_scout2019d 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.

thebudgetgamer2020d ago

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

GreenRanger2020d ago

Some of those games might actually still work.

thirtyandnerdy2020d ago

As long as they blow in the cartridges. =)

JoySticksFTW2020d ago (Edited 2020d ago )

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

Cartridges ftw!!

Ah, beaten by thirtyandnerdy :D

THamm2020d ago

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

smashcrashbash2020d ago (Edited 2020d 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.

Pl4sm42019d ago

i admire you sir.. salute

Tetsujin2019d 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.

BeZdaBest2020d ago

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

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