Atari's E.T. The Extraterrestrial games to be dug out of landfill

April 26, 2014 7:20 PM

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Atari's E.T. The Extraterrestrial games to be dug out of landfill

A construction crew is digging through several feet of dirt and trash in a New Mexico landfill to reach what they believe is a giant cache of cartridges from what some call the worst video game ever made.

About 200 of residents and game enthusiasts gathered early Saturday in southeastern New Mexico to watch backhoes and bulldozers dig through the concrete-covered landfill in search of up to a million discarded copies of E.T. The Extraterrestrial that the game's maker wanted to hide forever.

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