You are the world’s greatest video game maker, but suddenly you find yourself stuck with millions of cartridges of a game nobody wants. What do you do?
You load the cartridges into trucks and bury them in the New Mexico desert.
That’s apparently what Atari did with its E.T. game — considered by many the worst videogame ever made — thirty years ago. Now the hunt is on to find out if this actually happened.
How amazing would it be if this weird story were made into a film itself, directed by Steven Spielberg, financed by the $25 million Atari paid him for the rights to E.T. in the first place?
Phone Home: The Search for Extraterrestrial (Videogame) Signs of Life in the New Mexico Desert. Boom.