Atari tried to make thousands of E.T. game cartridges disappear in 1983. But too many people knew where they were, and now a crew has excavated them from a landfill in Alamogordo, N.M.
After 31 years hidden in the wake of one of the worst video game failures in history, thousands of E.T. and other Atari games were uncovered Saturday. The find ended the mystique of a great industry legend.
"Diggers" found the time capsule containing Jobs' mouse that International Design Conference organizers buried, and lost, in Aspen, Colo., in 1983. CNET has video from the excavation.
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Widely considered one of the worst games of all time, "E.T." for Atari 2600 was so terrible, unsold copies were dumped in a landfill. Now, after an excavation earlier this year, those dirty cartridges are hitting eBay, and they're pretty pricey.
On today's show, we check out a water sphere floating in microgravity (courtesy of the astronauts onboard the International Space Station), debate bidding on the Atari 2600 E.T. games dug up from a landfill, and discuss an EFF request that could revive abandoned online games.
Letters from young fans of comic star fashion model-cum-amateur sleuth Toni Gayle from the 1940s are both endearing and fascinating.
Paleontologists have dug up the rest of a dinosaur whose long arms were found in the '60s. The rest makes it surely the strangest-looking creature ever.
Some of the spoils from an Atari excavation of a New Mexico landfill (yep, even E.T.) are now up for auction, but don't expect to be able to play the games.
The cable giant's services went down in a number of areas across the US, but by midmorning Wednesday all seemed to be back to normal.