Legend Confirmed: Atari 2600 E.T. Cartridges Found in New Mexico


Well, legend confirmed, the first footage during the event surrounding the documentary to find considerable amounts of E.T. carts at the fabled Atari dump and landfill site in Alamagordo, New Mexico has arrived.

Surrounded by several hundred game fans and media reporters, on site to record the event, workers discovered the last bits and pieces of the Atari 2600 video game adaptation of the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Hours before the finding, gamers who had traveled to witness gaming history fired up their own Atari 2600 consoles to play the infamous E.T. game.

Working at the behest of Fuel Entertainment and Xbox Entertainment Studios, on hand to shoot the event for a documentary about the video game legend, the excavation team, led by local garbage contractor Joe Lewandowski, took hours to finally show off what was left of Atari’s grand video game failure.

The story of the financial and critical calamity of Atari’s E.T. game is well known. Rushed to market in just six weeks to try to take advantage of the unbelievable success of Steven Spielberg’s hit 1983 movie, the game was a monumental disaster.

Well now that the legend is true, we only have one question. How will this affect the Angry Video Game Nerd Movie?! We’d still rather watch that movie than this upcoming documentary. We can just imagine James Rolfe somewhere drinking Rolling Rock, getting pissed! He should definitely shoot a reaction video.

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[via CNET & Mashable]

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