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New Mexico dig uncovers ‘E.T.’ video games buried after 1980s flop

27
Apr
2014

By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) – Documentary filmmakers digging in a New Mexico landfill on Saturday unearthed hundreds of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial cartridges, considered by some the worst video game ever made and blamed for contributing to the downfall of the video game industry in the 1980s. Some gamers speculate that thousands or even millions of the unwanted cartridges made by Atari were buried in a landfill in Alamogordo, about 200 miles southeast of Albuquerque. Who dumped the videos, how many they buried and why they did it inspired the dig and a documentary of the event by Microsoft Corps Xbox Entertainment Studios. The game was a design and marketing failure after it was rushed out to coincide with the release of Steven Spielbergs 1982 hit movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and it contributed to a collapse of the video game industry in its early years.

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