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Excavation of Atari E.T game cartridges given the go ahead


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Excavation of Atari E.T game cartridges given the go ahead

http://www.geek.com/games/excavation-of-atari-e-t-game-cartridges-given-the-go-ahead-1590271/

 

The 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was a hit with audiences and critics alike, eventually becoming one of the most iconic movies of the era. The official E.T. video game for Atari 2600 could not have been more different. It was so bad that Atari was left with millions of unsold cartridges and a massive hole in its bank account. What do you do when you can’t give a game away? You throw it away. The E.T. game was buried in a New Mexico landfill in 1983, but now Microsoft has gotten approval to dig the cartridges up.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-04/features/sns-rt-us-usa-videogames-dig-20140404_1_video-game-atari-corp-xbox-entertainment-studios

i remember playing this game back in the day....bad memories hehe

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