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« on: April 26, 2014, 05:05:00 PM »

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ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A documentary film production company has found buried in a New Mexico landfill hundreds of the Atari "E.T." game cartridges that some call the worst video game ever made.

Film director Zak Penn showed one "E.T." cartridge retrieved from the site and said that hundreds more were found in the mounds of trash and dirt scooped by a backhoe.

About 200 residents and game enthusiasts gathered early Saturday in southeastern New Mexico to watch backhoes and bulldozers dig through the concrete-covered landfill in search of up to a million discarded copies of "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" that the game's maker wanted to hide forever.

"I feel pretty relieved and psyched that they actually got to see something," said Penn as members of the production team sifted through the mounds of trash, pulling out boxes, games and other Atari products.
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014, 05:23:14 PM »

I played that game. It's in the right place leave it there
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 05:41:56 PM »

I played that game. It's in the right place leave it there

I got it for Christmas one year.

I tend to agree.
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 11:05:54 PM »

Maybe they will find all the missing copies of the Star Wars Holiday Special there too.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2014, 11:29:26 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 08:02:25 AM »

I remembered playing the game after reading a comment about it.  My memory matched the reviewer's experience, with was roughly "You fall in a hole, and spend an hour trying to get out.  Every time you start over same thing happens, until you get fed up with the game and throw it in the trash."

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 05:42:10 PM »

Yup... had it.



walk - fall in hole - raise neck to get out of hole - walk - fall in hole - raise neck to get out of hole - repeat.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014, 12:46:30 AM »

Maybe they will find all the missing copies of the Star Wars Holiday Special there too.

 Buggedout Buggedout

Leave THOSE there, please...  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2014, 12:47:04 AM »

I remembered playing the game after reading a comment about it.  My memory matched the reviewer's experience, with was roughly "You fall in a hole, and spend an hour trying to get out.  Every time you start over same thing happens, until you get fed up with the game and throw it in the trash."

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2014, 12:50:23 AM »

Yup... had it.



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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2014, 06:56:55 AM »

I don't know about legalities, so I'm not going to link anything.  I just found an Atari emulator and the rom for this game.  I'm tempted to give it a shot.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2014, 06:12:34 PM »

I don't know about legalities, so I'm not going to link anything.  I just found an Atari emulator and the rom for this game.  I'm tempted to give it a shot.

I think you'll find the game lives down to its reputation.
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2014, 01:08:36 AM »

I don't know about legalities, so I'm not going to link anything.  I just found an Atari emulator and the rom for this game.  I'm tempted to give it a shot.

Don't do it. You can always get back lost money, but you can never get back lost time. I suggest watching the movie and drinking Drano instead if you want the same effect.
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2014, 07:27:40 PM »

When they broke ground, there was a mighty wailing and the spirits of suck flew through the air like at the end of Raiders.
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2014, 10:33:48 PM »

I have it on cartridge.  It's both boring and extremely confusing.  Like a number of Atari games.  It's pretty bad.
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