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ET found in landfill!

Postby Zap! » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:24 pm

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A decades-old urban legend was put to rest Saturday when workers for a documentary film production company recovered "E.T." Atari game cartridges from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert.

The "Atari grave" was, until that moment, a highly debated tale among gaming enthusiasts and other self-described geeks for 30 years. The story claimed that in its death throes, the video game company sent about a dozen truckloads of cartridges of what many call the worst video game ever to be forever hidden in a concrete-covered landfill in southeastern New Mexico.

The search for the cartridges of a game that contributed to the demise of Atari will be featured in an upcoming documentary about the biggest video game company of the early '80s.

As a backhoe scattered a huge scoop of 30-year-old trash and dirt over the sand, the film crew spotted boxes and booklets carrying the Atari logo. Soon after, a game cartridge turned up, then another and another.

Film director Zak Penn showed assembled gaming fans one cartridge retrieved from the site and said that hundreds more were in the surrounding mounds of garbage.

About 200 residents and game enthusiasts gathered early Saturday at the old landfill in Alamogordo to watch crews search for up to a million discarded copies of "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" that the game's maker wanted to hide forever.

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Re: ET found in landfill!

Postby MaximumRD » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:43 pm

THIS sums up the reality of the situation better than anything I have yet seen so far.
THIS is what I recall more accurately than all the recent "MYTH / HOAX / LEGEND" videos and articles that are popping up on the subject.


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Re: ET found in landfill!

Postby Zap! » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:18 am

What strikes me as weird is the label still looks like it's from 1983. I know it's the desert, but it does rain sometimes.
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Re: ET found in landfill!

Postby Darryl B. » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:54 am

It's something in regards to the water table and a few other factors that helped preserve them so well.
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