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E.T. Found In New Mexico Landfill


Frantz Fuchs

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Frantz Fuchs

One of the most infamous urban legends in video games has turned out to be true.

 

Digging in Almagordo, New Mexico today, excavators discovered cartridges for the critically-panned Atari game E.T., buried in a landfill way back in 1983 after Atari couldn't get anyone to buy them. For decades, legend had it that Atari put millions of E.T. cartridges in the ground, though some skeptics have wondered whether such an extraordinary event actually happened. Today, it's official. They've found E.T.'s home.

 

 

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We have to find a way to destroy them otherwise they'll keep on coming back.

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Were they purposely looking for them at this garbage site? Either way it's cool that they found them over 20 years later.

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GTA3Rockstar

Were they purposely looking for them at this garbage site? Either way it's cool that they found them over 20 years later.

 

30 :p

 

 

Never knew that. Too bad they're probably not worth anything.

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Were they purposely looking for them at this garbage site? Either way it's cool that they found them over 20 years later.

 

30 :p

 

 

Never knew that. Too bad they're probably not worth anything.

 

Time goes too fast. Now I feel old. I bet if people put these on ebay, they'll sell pretty well. It's nostalgia for some.

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GTA3Rockstar

 

 

Were they purposely looking for them at this garbage site? Either way it's cool that they found them over 20 years later.

 

30 :p

 

 

Never knew that. Too bad they're probably not worth anything.

 

Time goes too fast. Now I feel old. I bet if people put these on ebay, they'll sell pretty well. It's nostalgia for some.

 

 

I looked, like $1-$5 sold listings.

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That's hilarious that the rumor was actually true. I always thought it was just an urban legend. Do they know about how many they found, did they actually find millions of copies or just thousands?

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RyanBurnsRed

They only found a few, and this was only one spot. There's probably more some where.

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One of the many legends in gaming. Holy sh*t though. If someone is able to play them the f*cking world will implode.

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headmetalbanger

I looked, like $1-$5 sold listings.

 

 

But this are part of a history, others not.

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THey were purposely looking for them though, there was another article some time ago.

 

Still hilarious.

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Wow. This is like if they found the Arc of the Covenant. I never thought it would happen.

 

Is it weird that I want one?

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RyanBurnsRed

They probably still work after 30 years of who knows what.

Can't do that with our fragile technology these days.

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I'll take one as well. I don't have a 2600, but I want a copy.

 

Also they are trying them out.

 

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So the kid in that pic playing the game. How old is he? 13,14, 15? He must be confused as sh*t right about now.

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sh*t I would play it just to say I did. It is so bad it's legendary

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Grand Theft Amanda

That game was buried because there is more of that cart. than console

 

I've learned where it was when I was a little girl.

They found a game that worth 5 bucks mint and sealed.

 

Morons lol

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Holy sh*t, it was true

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That cartridge would look pretty awesome as a framed wall decoration or something.

 

As a game, though, it seriously wasn't even that bad. People say it's the worst game in the world but no, there is a lot lot worse. What about Crazy Bus? Or Hong Kong 97? Yeah.

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