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    UFO E.T. on the Atari (1983)

    Atari's 'E. T.' has been slated by many, as the worst game ever!

    Millions of unsold copies were, it is believed, dumped in the U. S. desert.

    By Christina Warren:

    Unearthing E.T.: A Legendary Atari Mystery Finally Gets Closure

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    Are millions of E. T. game cartridges for the Atari 2600 really buried in a New Mexico landfill? That question will finally be answered on Saturday, as film and excavation crews gather to dig up one of the greatest video game stories of all time.

    The story dates back to 1983, when Atari dumped millions of unsold game cartridges and other Atari hardware in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Legend has it one of the games dumped in the landfill was E. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. In fact, it may constitute the majority of the cartridges buried there.

    That Atari buried millions of unsold video game cartridges in a landfill would be a great story on its own, but what happened or may have happened with E. T. takes the story several levels higher.

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    Default Re: E.T. on the Atari (1983)

    Did you ever play it?

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    No, but I remember various 'Pongs' including 'Tank Pong' which I loved (there was one with planes too, that had two clouds in the sky), and I played 'River Raid' which was cool too. Cool by 80's standards .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl View Post
    Did you ever play it?
    Play it????

    I've got a copy in the loft!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobless Oddball View Post
    I've got a copy in the loft!
    Stick it on eBay. Might be worth a couple of quid ...

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