The hunt for a lost video game treasure is on. The failed E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" video game cartridges are rumored to have been buried at a landfill in New Mexico in the early 1980s.
There is a big market for old video game cartridges. Early this year we reported that a Nintendo World Championships Game Sold for $100,000. Now the hunt for a huge pile of 80s video game cartridges at a landfill in New Mexico is about to start.
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There are supposed millions of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video game cartridges in the landfill. The game is one of the worst in history and game maker Atari had a big failure on their hands. Rumor has it that the company just dumped the unsold inventory in a landfill.
Not everybody believes that story though. The excavation, planned for the weekend of April 26, will be filmed in a documentary led by Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios. Microsoft said it would provide more details about the dig in the coming days.
Via this Reuters report. Watch below video footage of the E.T. video game.