one person’s trash is another person’s…trash

the hunt is on in New Mexico, as three Microsoft-owned entertainment companies have received the green light to unearth a massive pile of Atari‘s E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial video game, which debuted in 1982 as a franchise tie-in to the film. it’s widely known that the game was a huge flop, and sent Atari scrambling to reclaim its financial worth. according to Fox News, approximately 5 million cartridges were dumped in a landfill based in Alamogordo, a city of roughly 30,000 people about 3 hours South of Albuquerque. the site’s function as a “video-game burial ground” has taken on many urban legends over the past 30 years, garnering more attention than the actual video game itself. footage of the dig will be recorded and a documentary will be released by Microsoft. E.T., however, could not be reached on the phone for comment.





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