Weather Alert

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF THE AREA

A combination of light rain, freezing rain, and sleet at times tonight - Some slicks spots may develop in spots

WEATHER ALERT


Weather Alert Radar

Channel 6 News - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Diggers find Atari's E.T. games in landfill

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) -- A documentary film production company searching a New Mexico landfill has found 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 dumpsite and says there are hundreds more mixed in the mounds of trash and dirt scooped by a backhoe.

Fuel Entertainment is producing a documentary about the search.

The video game's commercial failure was partially responsible for the demise of Atari in the early 1980s.

The contents of the "Atari Grave" have become urban legend, with blog posts speculating about millions of cartridges and other Atari projects buried there.

A spokeswoman for Atari says the company changed hands many times since 1983 and doesn't know what is buried there.
 
Advertise with us!
Advertise with us!