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http://kotaku.com/e-t-found-in-new-mexico-landfill-1568100161

More info: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/diggers-ready-unearth-ataris-et-games-0

The myth is news to me, but then I'm just a casual gamer.

This begs a few questions.

Why would a company bury "millions" of copies of a game, even if terrible? conspiracy theories are encouraged

"the game tanked because 'it was practically broken' with that the E.T. falling into traps that were almost (emphasis added) impossible to escape and would appear constantly and unpredictably."

In theory, that sounds awesome actually. The more challenging a game, the better. So long as it's not 100% impossible, I wouldn't complain.

Did anyone play the game when it came out? What's your perspective on why it got the reputation it did?

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That game is something like 14 or 15 years older than me, I don't think I played it.

I remember seeing stuff for it and immediately realizing why it's considerably the most infamous game in history and how it contributed to the video game crash of 1983. I don't like unfair challenges. Those are definitely super unfair challenges.

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