Evidently, Atari did bury its biggest mistake in the New Mexico desert.
Excavators have found copies of the 1982 Atari 2600 cartridge E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — a notorious flop blamed for console gaming’s collapse a year later — in a dig at an Alamagordo, N.M. landfill on Saturday.
The highly publicized dig, which will be the subject of an upcoming documentary, appears to confirm the story that Atari dumped thousands of unsold E.T. cartridges at the site more than 30 years ago.
Completely far removed from my Roger persona but… as a kid of the 80’s, I have always been intrigued by the legend of the Atari Landfill, this is one on the coolest things I have seen in the news in a long time!