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April 28, 2014

E.T. is Found in the Desert

Filed under: News — admin @ 6:50 am

It’s considered the worst video game of all time. It’s stench was so strong that it is often blamed for sinking Atari back in the early 1980s.

The game was called E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which ran on the Atari 2600 console. Yep, even I had one of those, but I don’t recall buying the E.T. game. Anyway, the game was so foul that they buried over a million cartridges out in the desert somewhere. And now those cartridges have been found, putting to rest a 30-year-old rumor.

Finding the Games

Wikipedia link for the E.T. video game.


  1. Worst game ever, it got some stiff competion with my vote STUN Runner (arcade adaption of a very cool 3D game to a lame & jerky 2D version!), just saying…

    Comment by glennp — April 30, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

  2. Oops hit return too early, what about a vote for the worst video game ever!

    Comment by glennp — April 30, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

  3. That would be interesting. It would depend on the genre, of course. Obviously the “best” game from, say, the 1990s might pale by what’s available today.

    I just asked my son, who plays a lot of games and is quite critical of many of them. He can’t think of any really bad games off the top of his head. He didn’t like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, which I viewed as more of a disappointment than a bad game.

    It’s a good topic. I shall ruminate.

    Comment by admin — April 30, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

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