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Legend spoke of a game so horrible, that the company themselves buried the game in a landfill in New Mexico. While I definitely don't condone the 'hate it, bury it' motif, E.T. the video game was cited as the contributing factor to Atari's massive financial losses during 1983 and 1984. Somebody up above must have been really angry, yeesh.

For years, I thought this gamer's folktale was just a myth, but it turns out it's nothing short of real. Escavators in the Alamogordo, New Mexico area unearthed the hidden stash of plastic cartridges. While no one is sure if there are millions or thousands of these games in the ground, at least a few "hundred" of them have already been dug up.

Last year, Alamogordo officials finally approved an excavation of the infamous landfill and the digging commenced two weeks ago. I figured this operation would have taken quite a bit longer than two measley weeks but hey, technology is too strong (or digging in the right spot, but I digress).

Microsoft partnered up with a documentary team to dig into the dirt and film the results. No word on a release date on this film but I definitely want to see these ancient relics be unearthed in real time.

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