Saturday, 26 April 2014

Microsoft got a Jackpot : Atari E.T. found in New Mexico Desert buried in a landfill

 Recently an dig was been organised by Microsoft in the area where the E.T. were dumped in search of the biggest downfall in the history of games and it started when 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. The whole project is funded by Microsoft.

The public were invited to the dig site today and shared pictures of what they found in this dig such as packaging and all, conforming that the the myth is completely true.

The Atari Corporation was one of thee big names in the game market they invested Millions and Billions of US $'s to make E.T. "Extra-Terrestrial" video games as it turned out to be a disaster in terms of  it's popularity expected by it's developers and suffered a huge loss of around $310.5 million because of a sharp drop in video game sales in it's second quarter. 
According to an article published in The New York Times on September 28, 1983 reported that "There were 14  truckloads of thousands discarded game cartridges and other computer equipment at the city landfill in Alamogordo, N.M. Guards kept reporters and spectators away from the area to not to expose the news and keep it up to him."

Also let us know what you think about this E.T. Gameplay 

The photographer also found a legal document looks like a Tax Paper. Wish who so ever the paper belongs to have paid the Tax. 


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