Atari ‘E.T.’ Landfill Excavation: Proof Of Gaming’s Greatest Urban Legend Found In New Mexico [PHOTOS]
Gaming’s greatest urban legend, the tale of Atari dumping millions of unsold “E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial” cartridges in a New Mexico landfill, has been proven true. As part of an upcoming Xbox Entertainment Studios documentary, an excavation crew went to the New Mexico desert to find the legendary landfill and discovered several “E.T.” cartridges.
The legend of the Atari 2600 “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game begins in 1982 as Atari is negotiating the rights to turn the film into a video game. The game, in theory, would be ready for the holidays, which would mean big sales and a huge profit for Atari. Of course, “E.T.” the video game did not turn out as planned.
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