The Legendary E.T. Landfill Is Real

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 28, 2014 in Videogames |


There’s been a bit of a legend going through the games industry for about 30 years now: that at the peak of the video game crash in 1983, Atari was laden with an overabundance of video game products, particularly the truckloads of copies of E.T. The game had been produced in excess, as they had assumed it would sell gangbusters, but instead they were stuck with warehouses full of them. So what did they do? Dump them all in a landfill, and never see them again. Now, as part of a documentary, the games have been dug up from the landfill, proving the urban legend to be true. Kind of crazy! Let’s hope the documentary is good, too.

Seen via The Verge.

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