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A decades-old urban legend was put to rest Saturday when workers for a documentary film production company recovered "E." Atari game cartridges from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert.

Urban legend confirmed: Atari's E.T. games found in landfill. ALAMOGORDO, N.M. | 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.

Take another look at the ET landfill excavation - Hundreds of people went out in the desert yesterday to watch an excavation for E., an Atari game so awful that thousands of copies were buried in an Alamogordo landfill.

A decades-old urban legend was put to rest Saturday when workers for a documentary film production company recovered "E.T." Atari game cartridges from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert.

A decades-old urban legend was put to rest Saturday when workers for a documentary film production company recovered "E." Atari game cartridges from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert.

Atari E.T. game from landfill dig.  Watch the movie "Game Over" on Netflix to hear more of this crazy story!

‘E.T.’ game found in dug-up Atari cache sells for $1,500

They come in peace: Film director Zak Penn shows a box of a decades-old Atari 'E. the Extra-Terrestrial' game found in a dumpsite in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Saturday

An E.T. doll is seen while construction workers prepare to dig into a landfill in Alamogordo, N.M., Saturday, April 26, 2014. Producers of a documentary are digging in the landfill in search of millions of cartridges of the Atari 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' game that has been called the worst game in the history of videogaming. A New York Times article from 1983 reported that Atari cartridges of "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" were dumped in the landfill in Alamogordo.

Landfill in Alamogordo, NM, site of an exploratory dig for old Atari video games, E. The Extra-Terrestrial.

Atari Games Rescued from NM Landfill Up for Sale - All of you amateur urban archeologists can stand down and not even think of following the lead of the crewsshifting through tons of garbage to rescue a portion of the 700K game

Workers sifting through the Atari Landfill in Alamogordo, NM

Vintage Atari video games dug up from landfill - Videos - CBS News

Vintage Atari video games dug up from landfill

A group of archaeologists dug up thousands of unsold and returned ET game cartridges, confirming the myth that Atari buried its 1982 game after it was dubbed the worst game ever made.

The story dates back to 1983, when Atari dumped millions of unsold game cartridges and other hardware in a landfill in New Mexico. Legend has it one of the games dumped was E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.

Unearthing E.T.: A Legendary Atari Mystery Finally Gets Closure

The story dates back to when Atari dumped millions of unsold game cartridges and other hardware in a landfill in New Mexico. Legend has it one of the games dumped was E.: The Extra-Terrestrial.

ET found in landfill

If you're an old-school gaming aficionado, here's your chance to own a piece of (infamous) gaming history. The Alamogordo City Council in New Mexico is auctioning off half the recovered E. cartridges that were found buried in a landfill.

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Xbox Live Documentary Goes Digging for Atari's Long-Lost E.T. Cartridges

Could there be millions of E.T Atari games buried in a New Mexico Landfill?

New Mexico landfill to be dug up in search of 'buried' Atari ET video games

New Mexico landfill to be dug up in search of 'buried' Atari ET video games

Awesome Photos From The Atari Landfill

Awesome Photos From The Atari Landfill

See Atari's Buried Treasure: E. Among 30 Retro Games Unearthed In The Desert – ReadWrite. photos by Taylor Hatmaker

Excavated Atari artifacts will soon be granted and auctioned by the City of Alamogordo. On April 26, 2014 the Atari urban Legend was verified by archeologists, historians and journalists. The city of Alamogordo took control of the excavated items of which 800 will be auctioned off by the city - soon!  Read more: http://www.8-bitcentral.com/blog/2014/atariDigAuction.html#ixzz3D8fqVDlI

Excavated Atari artifacts will soon be granted and auctioned by the City of Alamogordo. On April 26, 2014 the Atari urban Legend was verified by archeologists, historians and journalists. The city of Alamogordo took control of the excavated items of which 800 will be auctioned off by the city - soon! Read more: http://www.8-bitcentral.com/blog/2014/atariDigAuction.html#ixzz3D8fqVDlI

New Mexico town makes over $100,000 selling those garbage E.T. games

Copies of Atari E. Games found in New Mexico Desert

The Urban Legend That Inspired Fans to Dig the 'Worst Video Game Ever' Out of the New Mexico Desert

The Urban Legend That Inspired Fans to Dig the 'Worst Video Game Ever' Out of the New Mexico Desert

We spoke to the director of a documentary about people excavating "E.

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