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Discussing the E.T. cartridges dug out from a landfill on Tomorrow Daily

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.

By November 5, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 081: A 3D video from the ISS, E.T. landfill cartridges hit eBay, and more

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.

By November 5, 2014

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What's your bid? Landfilled Atari games now on eBay

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.

By November 5, 2014

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Take a virtual journey through the Happyland slum in the Philippines

This short virtual-reality documentary showcases life in a former fishing village turned landfill.

By December 22, 2015

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Found! Atari's E.T. games dug up from New Mexico landfill

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.

By April 26, 2014

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Everything found in the Atari desert dig and where it's headed

This spring, hundreds of long-buried Atari cartridges were excavated from a landfill. Here's the full list of what was found and what's next for these plastic pieces of geek history.

By June 3, 2014

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Success! Atari E.T. games found in New Mexico dump

Despite doubters, the first of what could be thousands or millions of buried E.T. game cartridges were discovered in the Alamogordo landfill where Atari buried them 31 years ago.

By April 26, 2014

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Digging for Atari's 'corporate shame,' the buried E.T. games

At SXSW, a team of filmmakers said they're ready to start shoveling garbage out of a New Mexico landfill in the hunt for millions of units of the buried treasure. Their film will document the whole tragic story.

By March 11, 2014

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UK man tries to retrieve $7.5 million in bitcoins from dump

James Howells' digital currency was worth almost nothing when he got it in 2009. Now his 7,500 bitcoins are on a hard drive buried in a landfill.

By November 29, 2013

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Trash-powered cloud: Apple taps landfill biogas for data center

Apple discloses that the fuel cells at its North Carolina data center will run on biogas captured from landfills, part of its plan to operate using 60 percent on-site renewable energy.

By May 1, 2012