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You Can Buy Those E.T. Game Cartridges They Dug Up In The New Mexico Desert

If you're interested in owning the worst game ever made, that is.


Remember that E.T. game that was so horrible they buried it by the millions in the New Mexico desert? And how a documentary film crew finally found and excavated the landfill? If you followed the whole #DiggingET story, then you might be interested in knowing that you can now own your own excavated copy of the game.

After digging up over a thousand copies of E.T. from a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico, the Alamogordo City Commission has decided the games can be sold. 700 games will be appraised and certified at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, and then prepared for sale. Another 100 games went to Lightbox and Fuel Entertainment for their documentary, while the rest of the games will end up at local museums.

The Museum has to appraise each game to determine its value, at which point they will be registered and sold with a certificate of authenticity – though there’s no word yet on exactly how the games are going to be sold. It might happen online (fingers crossed), but that remains unconfirmed.

If you do end up with a copy of E.T., just remember: it’s better as a discussion piece. Please, for your own sanity, don’t attempt to play it.

(via Polygon, image via YouTube)

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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.