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Attend Atari Landfill Excavation on April 26! Options
SpidermanGeek
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 9:44:20 AM

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http://news.xbox.com/2014/04/ent-attend-atari-landfill-excavation

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Become a part of gamer history. Unearth the truth behind the ultimate urban legend. We’re excited to announce that the excavation of the long-rumored “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game burial site will occur on April 26, 2014 and will be open to the public. Spectators are invited to watch the team uncover the infamous Atari game cartridge grave.

The Atari Corporation – faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game – allegedly disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1983. Fuel Entertainment took an interest in the legend, and in December 2013, with help from local garbage contractor Joe Lewandowski, acquired the exclusive rights to excavate the Alamogordo landfill. Fuel Entertainment brought the opportunity to Xbox Entertainment Studios, and now, as part of a documentary series (developed by Xbox Entertainment Studios and two-time Academy Award® winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy winning producer Jonathan Chinn, through their multi-platform media company, Lightbox), the team will excavate the legendary New Mexico landfill to reveal the true story of Atari’s bizarre burial.

Director Zak Penn (“X-Men 2,” “Avengers,” and “Incident at Loch Ness”) will be documenting the dig and the events around it. In addition to fans and media, a variety of people tied to the dig, video game, and film will be in attendance – including “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw, a team of archeologists and representatives from Xbox Entertainment Studios, Lightbox and Fuel Entertainment. We hope you’ll join us as we get to the bottom of one of gaming’s biggest mysteries. A lucky handful of fans could even be interviewed for the film. Full details about the dig can be found below. See you in Alamogordo!




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SpidermanGeek
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 9:45:42 AM

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Lol, I actually had this game as a kid. I don't remember playing it much. I was about 6 years old at the time and I just didn't quite understand "how" to play it.



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SpidermanGeek wrote:
Lol, I actually had this game as a kid. I don't remember playing it much. I was about 6 years old at the time and I just didn't quite understand "how" to play it.


I wasn't but a few years older when I played it as a kid. I also had no clue how to play the game or what the purpose of the game was. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one. I'll always remember it as the worst video game I ever played.

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it wasn't good but i must have played worse,can't really think off of the top of my head but it definitely had to have been worse ones.
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NO, there was nothing worse than this game. I had it and it was terrible! Game play was idiotic, graphics just sad and it was very boring and easy to defeat if you actually cared.

It was a side-scroller but you had to walk off the side of the screen for the next one to load and there were only like five different environments. You were supposed to collect the items that would enable you to build a telephone and therefore Call Home. There were two guys that would chase you and cause damage but you could regain Health by eating Reeces Pieces. Eliot would help occasionally as well.

The graphics were abysmal even by the standards of the day. You could only go up the screen like halfway so it cut down on the game play area. The one saving grace was a glitch that my brothers and I found. If you go all the way down to the bottom of the screen ET's body basically disappears. When you pushed the one button on the joystick (* yes all of you young people, we used to have an awkward joystick with one button!) ET's head would extend and he would zoom across the bottom of the screen making some hilarious beeping noise. After a while that was the only reason we would even play the game and we always ended up rolling on the floor hysterically!

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MoonKnight1 wrote:
... When you pushed the one button on the joystick (* yes all of you young people, we used to have an awkward joystick with one button!)

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Anybody else here have a weirdo left-handed friend who modded the insides to move the button to the right side (basically just moved the circuit board inside the controller)?

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Xylob wrote:
MoonKnight1 wrote:
... When you pushed the one button on the joystick (* yes all of you young people, we used to have an awkward joystick with one button!)

*
Anybody else here have a weirdo left-handed friend who modded the insides to move the button to the right side (basically just moved the circuit board inside the controller)?

Wow, didn't know that was possible. Did that "friend" of yours name rhyme with 'Cylob'? Laughing

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Xylob wrote:
MoonKnight1 wrote:
... When you pushed the one button on the joystick (* yes all of you young people, we used to have an awkward joystick with one button!)

*
Anybody else here have a weirdo left-handed friend who modded the insides to move the button to the right side (basically just moved the circuit board inside the controller)?


Why didn't I ever try doing something like that? All these things created for righties, that's very "leftist" of companies.
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MoonKnight1 wrote:
Xylob wrote:
MoonKnight1 wrote:
... When you pushed the one button on the joystick (* yes all of you young people, we used to have an awkward joystick with one button!)

*
Anybody else here have a weirdo left-handed friend who modded the insides to move the button to the right side (basically just moved the circuit board inside the controller)?

Wow, didn't know that was possible. Did that "friend" of yours name rhyme with 'Cylob'? Laughing
.nope, I'm "normal" - rightie

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Xylob wrote:
MoonKnight1 wrote:
Xylob wrote:
MoonKnight1 wrote:
... When you pushed the one button on the joystick (* yes all of you young people, we used to have an awkward joystick with one button!)

*
Anybody else here have a weirdo left-handed friend who modded the insides to move the button to the right side (basically just moved the circuit board inside the controller)?

Wow, didn't know that was possible. Did that "friend" of yours name rhyme with 'Cylob'? Laughing
.nope, I'm "normal" - rightie


I think "normal" is debatable. Winking

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Apparently, the Urban Legend is true.

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