What, you thought they'd all end up in a museum somewhere? Nope, they're ending up on eBay.
We know E.T. wasn't the only game excavators found in the Atari landfill dig last weekend. But according to Conan O'Brien, there were even more movie-based flops buried in the New Mexico desert.
Last month, thousands of copies of ET (along with other Atari games) were found buried beneath the New Mexico desert. James Heller was the man responsible for that.
Last week's discovery of the for-some-reason-fabled E.T. landfill was so exciting I completely forgot it happened. Imagine my surprise as I prepare to post the winners of last week's 'Shop Contest and discover 20 million entries based on the subject. Luckily for my sanity, there can be only a couple dozen.
The excavation of Atari's game graveyard—which unearthed many copies of the infamous failed E.T. game—definitely happened. There are pictures. There are trustworthy witness reports. But somehow, some folks are still skeptical about it. Not everyone actually believes the entire thing happened, amusingly enough.
E.T. wasn't the only thing excavators found in the Atari landfill this weekend.
Did you hear? They found tons of unsold copies of E.T. for the Atari 2600 in that New Mexico landfill, as foretold by prophecy. What else did they find? That's up to our crack team of Photoshop experts.
One of the most infamous urban legends in video games has turned out to be true.
Come April 26, 2014, one of gaming's greatest mysteries will finally be solved. Or maybe it will just be get even more convoluted and confusing. In either case, that is the official date Microsoft just announced for when someone is finally going to break ground on the infamous New Mexico landfill that's allegedly…
I'd wager it's safe to say that, when it comes to entertainment, we all enjoy at least a few things that we really shouldn't. Who hasn't gathered their friends around for a joyous viewing of something like "Troll 2" or "Plan 9 From Outer Space"? Personally, I adore terrible movies and music. Whether it's waiting for…
What do E.T., Nemo, and Jesus have in common? They all apparently look like stones housed in one of Japan's most peculiar (and charming) museums: the Hall of Curious Rocks.
Courtesy of Late Night's Video Game Week, here we have a list of games Jimmy Fallon wants us to avoid. Personally, I'm convinced.
Alamogordo's city council has granted an excavation permit for the infamous landfill said to hold thousands of copies of E.T. and Pac-Man for the Atari 2600—two titles blamed for the mid-1980s crash of console gaming—and yes, the permit-holder is digging out the site specifically to find those games' remains.
It's been three decades since Steven Spielberg enchanted the world with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, changing the way a generation thought about potential alien life and Reese's Pieces. Chillingo and Universal celebrate 30 years of friendly aliens next week with E.T.: The Green Planet, or as I like to call it, E.T.…
His finger-point introduction says "yes," but his fidgety shake of the crowbar says "yes, I will kill you now."
Yesterday, we learned that the video game publisher THQ is sitting on 1.4 million unsold copies of uDraw, a hugely unsuccessful game designed around a tablet peripheral. uDraw was such a disastrous investment—it cost the publisher around $100 Million on production and lost revenue—that it is almost singlehandedly…
By "video game movie", I do not mean movies that were adapted from video games. Oh, no.
Summer means sun. Weeks off school, days off work, Coronas under a palm tree as a sea breeze washes over you. But it also means it's time for Hollywood's big shebang: the summer blockbusters.