The well-publicised search for the E.T. cartridges discarded by Atari 31-years ago after the game's infamous flop has yielded success!
Thousands of copies of the game, widely considered the worst of all time, have been dug up in a New Mexico landfill site, during filming for a documentary on the search.
"For anybody who doubted," said director Zak Penn, "there's a whole heck of a lot of games down there. We just saw them."
E.T. was developed in just 6 weeks in 1983 as Atari attempted to capitalise on the success of the Spielberg film. Millions of copies were left unsold and left Atari in a half-billion dollar hole. To hide its shame, as folks tend to do, Atari buried the problem.
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Now the cartridges have been found, it seems reasonable to ask what the filmmakers intend to do with them. Find a space ship and send them home? Where's that BMX and speak and spell?