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ET comes back from the dead

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The Atari 2600 version of the hit movie E.T. was so unplayable, millions of copies went unsold with millions more returned.

Legend has it Atari needed to dump the extra merchandise and extra consoles as the industry crashed in 1983.

So they made a deal to dump at least nine semi trucks full of that merchandise from its El Paso plant in an Alamogordo landfill in late September 1983. The games were crushed and buried under concrete.

The Alamogordo Daily News ran a number of stories on the Atari dump, but what was exactly buried there wasn't confirmed.

Joe Lewandowski, who ran a garbage company at the time, claims he knows where the dump site is in the 100-acre landfill and that he spotted what was in the truck.

"It was the game systems, actually the game systems themselves it was actual cartridges and games, ET and so on," Lewandowski said.

Nobody's ever made a serious attempt at digging up the burial site.

Until now.

On Tuesday, Alamogordo's City Commission approved a deal with Canada-based film production and entertainment company Fuel Industries to excavate the Atari dump site and create a documentary surrounding the Alamogordo landfill legend.

 

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/southeast/alamogordo-approves-atari-excavation

 

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Jun 1, 2013
ET go home.
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l'll be honest, I've never watch the movie. Smiley Happy

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Atari 2600 ET game......belongs......dead Smiley Mad 

 

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gah... let the dead rest...Man Mad

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omg, are we talking about the worst video game ever released...

 

holy **bleep**

 

worst video game ever created

 

I had it and never been able to play more than 5 min.

GTA V FTW !

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I'm hoping this is related to the movie / mocumentary that the "Angry Video Game Nerd" has been filming.

If so, it looks like his movie will have an awesome ending.

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/angry-video-game-nerd-the-movie

 

 

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xbox, find et burial site
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I don't like that movie.
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