ALAMOGORDO, NM – Thirty years ago, the movie ‘E.T.’ was released. It was a huge hit. And apparently the video game industry wanted to cash in.
So Atari came out with a video game, ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.’ The video game company reportedly made millions in the matter of a few weeks. Thing is, the game was bad. It had horrible graphics and a bad concept, so it didn`t sell. That left Atari will millions of copies of the game. They were allegedly so disappointed and embarrassed by the flop, they buried the games and other related merchandise at the Alamogordo, New Mexico landfill.
Local television station KRQE and a film production company have been given access to the landfill. They want to try and uncover the stash of games.
Atari did file for bankruptcy earlier this year. Something tells us uncovering this epic fail isn`t going to help their cause.