The myth is true! Well sort of.

Earlier in the month we told you about an upcoming documentary funded by Microsoft's Entertainment Studios that sought to learn the truth behind the urban legend that truckloads of unsold copies of the terrible Atari game based on Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extraterrestrial were disposed of in landfills in New Mexico.

Yesterday construction workers on the dig unearthed proof that it could all be true.

"Construction crews have uncovered copies of the Atari 2600 game at a landfill deep in the New Mexico desert, near the city of Alamogordo."

“Copies” doesn't exactly mean that a metric ton of them were found or anything but more could still be out there and most myths have a kernel of truth to them somewhere don't they?

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Feryx
Feryx
6 years ago

Still pretty cool. My wife actually had the unfortunate experience of playing the game.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
6 years ago

My condolences.

Kryten1029a
Kryten1029a
6 years ago

Ouuuuch!

Corvo
Corvo
6 years ago

ET never went home after all.

Ignitus
Ignitus
6 years ago

This was the first game I finished. Not that I miss it.

Temjin001
Temjin001
6 years ago

I wonder if any old bags of Reese's Pieces were found along side them. Like one's with ET advertising on them…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

I remember those commercials, I loved those things. Ate em like candy.

Temjin001
Temjin001
6 years ago

yep. they're still around too. Fresh bags in stores that is. go grab a bag and bask in all of ET's nostalgic greatness =)


Last edited by Temjin001 on 4/27/2014 1:14:02 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
6 years ago

HA.

KNEW it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

Have to admit I was skeptical later on though I definitely believed it when I first heard it.

ethird1
ethird1
6 years ago

Put this game on PSN please!

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
6 years ago

I wish this news was kept secret until they finished the documentary… I'm not has interested to see the documentary now.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

Well there's actually a lot more to the doc, it's about gaming in general through the decades and that was a small portion.

Bonampak
Bonampak
6 years ago

Well the documentary is going to be exclusive to 360 and X1 owners.

It will center on how the videogame industry has evolved since the Atari days. But keep in mind that the whole thing is being financed by Microsoft. So expect to see things portrayed in a way that makes them look good.

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
6 years ago

Hanger 59 was full