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Excavated E.T. Atari carts fetch more than $1,500 at auction

One man's trash is another man's pricey, crushed game cartridge. Last week's eBay auctions for Atari cartridges unearthed during the production of the Atari: Game Over documentary have concluded, with the top-grossing auction pulling in $1,537 for a mangled, sort-of boxed copy of ET for the Atari...

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ET and other exhumed Atari games hit eBay

Want to buy some literal garbage? An eBay seller is auctioning off a collection of Atari 2600 cartridges recovered from a recent excavation of a New Mexico landfill, including several crushed copies of the infamous dud ET. An excavation team headed out to Alamogordo, New Mexico, earlier this yea...

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Take another look at the E.T. landfill excavation

Hundreds of people went out in the desert yesterday to watch an excavation for E.T., an Atari game so awful that thousands of copies were buried in an Alamogordo landfill. Microsoft and Lightbox plan on turning the dig into a documentary with a working title of Atari: Game Over. [Image: Microsof...

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Atari E.T. cartridge excavation back on track after delay

There are games that earn a negative tone in their word-of-mouth buzz, and then there are games that have truckloads of unsold copies buried in a landfill. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 is, according to legend, in the latter category. Curiosity makes people do strange things though...

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Documentary's excavation of supposed Atari E.T. graveyard still being negotiated

Fuel Industries' planned excavation and documentation of a New Mexico landfill which would, in theory, unearth a burial of E.T. cartridges for the Atari 2600, is currently in negotiations for a dig permit. The Alamogordo Daily News reports that the New Mexico Environment Department has rejected Fue...

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Spielberg enters booming Jenga genre

Which of these two recently-announced Steven Spielberg games would you want to play? an action-puzzle simulator that "neatly blends the creativity of the building-blocks game Jenga with the charm of a Saturday-morning cartoon," or a game in which "you're an ex-secret agent, and the bond th...

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Spielberg working on Wii game with EA

EA and Steven Spielberg had recently announced a collaboration to publish three games with authoritative control from the directing superstar. Recently, after Spielberg got totally owned in Wii Tennis after seeing the success and potential of the Wii platform, one of these three was announced t...

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