Microsoft Successfully Excavates E.T. From Mexican Landfill

Legend has it that Atari's E.T. game was so terrible; the company had to literally burry all copies in a giant landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

E.T. for Atari 2600 has been labeled by some as the worst game in history. Atari produced millions of E.T. cartridges in 1983. Those cartridges were largely unsold or returned, leaving the company with no option but to bury them. The game's catastrophic failure is often cited as the main reason behind Atari's massive financial losses during 1983 and 1984. It was also a major contributor to the video game industry crash of 1983.

Atari denied burying the cartridges, leading a lot of people to believe that it was an urban myth. But then Fuel Entertainment and Microsoft purchased the excavation rights to the Alamogordo landfill and dug it publicly yesterday.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the excavation team found plenty of E.T. cartridges in relatively good condition. The team also exhumed cartridges of several other Atari 1980s' failed games.

More info about the dig and its findings is part of an upcoming documentary that will be released exclusively on Xbox One by the newly formed Xbox Entertainment Studios.

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E.T. dig up

The landfill was in NEW Mexico, you IDIOTS, not Mexico!!! Nice reporting morons. "Reporting" like this just makes you sound like a bunch of idiots and makes your stories less and less credible. Maybe try reading, yourselves, before writing! IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

poor James Rolfe, He just

poor James Rolfe, He just finished filming his low budget movie about this subject, and MS had to be a bunch of Dbags and wreck it for him. they could have waited. Still pretty cool that the myth is real.

I find it funny that the only

I find it funny that the only thing the new Xbox Entertainment Studios could think of to make money was to make a documentary on one of the biggest video game failures of history, I'm sure more than a little irony was squeezed from the gaming gods to come up with it.

It's not "gugle"

It's called "English" you illiterate twat. You "should of" stayed the fuck in school & paid some fucking attention instead of sitting in front of your computer all the time looking at MG on one tab & yanking your crank to shit eating porn on the other.

You dumb fuck. There is no

You dumb fuck. There is no such thing as an American language. The language we are using is English, or in your case, bad English. Try using that poor excuse for a brain. It's people like you who make Americans seem mentally challenged. Remember, like it or not, we're using English. Today's lesson is brought to you by the letter "F" and the number "1" :)

Sounds like someone who went

Sounds like someone who went to public school system in america. Yep you two morons are speaking AMERICAN, and not english. Why? Well, because you aren't use the slang/culture words commonly used in English; thus you are speaking American. Sadly you guys are failures in life for not realizing how awful you are at this thing.

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