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Those unearthed landfill E.T. cartridges will be sold at auction

Nearly a month after Alamogordo, New Mexico saw the unearthing of the biggest stain on the videogame industry's past, the city commission had decided to sell 700 of the 1,300 dug-up E.T. cartridges. First though, the city has voted to dona...   read

 
 
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Conan O'Brien finds more videogame flops buried in the desert

Microsoft recently dragged a bunch of people down to the blistering New Mexico desert in hopes of finding the fabled E.T. videogame dump. They were successful, but they also found some other titles that only Conan's reporting on. This...   read

 
 
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Enjoy some video of the E.T. landfill excavation

As you may have heard, one of gaming's great urban legends was confirmed over the weekend. Atari did, in fact, dump a large quantity of retail copies of E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (and other games) in a New Mexico landfill and -- al...   read

 
 
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E.T. Atari cartridges found in New Mexico landfill

The legends are true. This weekend in Alamogordo, New Mexico, excavators uncovered the mythical cache of E.T. Atari 2600 cartridges, which were long rumored to have been dumped in the desert during the videogame crash of 1983.  The ada...   read

 
 
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Human Head has taken over development on Minimum for TimeGate

TimeGate Studios was making a free-to-play third-person combat game called Minimum that seemed like it had potential. It continues to despite the fact that its creator went through bankruptcy. Now, publisher Atari has "worked with TimeGate...   read

 
 
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We're all invited to the Atari E.T. landfill excavation

In 1983, Atari buried unsold E.T. the Extra Terrestrial copies in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Now, it's (finally) being dug up and turned into a mini-documentary courtesy of Xbox Entertainment Studios. The event takes place April ...   read

 
 
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The eBook Video Game Bundle is out now

The previous videogame-themed collection of eBooks from Story Bundle kept me well read for quite some time, so I'm more than ready to dip into the new 3.0 bundle. There's some really eye-catching titles in the bundle, including two books th...   read

 
 
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Atari: RollerCoaster Tycoon on PC 'completely different' than mobile game

It's crummy that our gut reaction to a new RollerCoaster Tycoon happening was that of concern instead of sheer joy. After RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile was announced for iOS, we learned that Atari has plans for a "PC experience" this year a...   read

 
 
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Atari says a new RollerCoaster Tycoon in the works for PC

RollerCoaster Tycoon was announced for iOS this past week. The response was as expected, and our own Jordan Devore in particular was pretty bummed out that it was coming just for mobile devices. Well turn that frown upside down, mister! Ata...   read

 
 
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Predictable: New RollerCoaster Tycoon announced for iOS

The 60 thumbs up and over 2,300 thumbs down the announcement trailer for RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile has received on YouTube truly says it all. But let's continue anyway: this will be a $2.99 download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Ho...   read

 
 
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Titanfall Arcade claims '8-bit is better with a Titan'

Hamza happened upon Titanfall Arcade, an official browser-based mashup of Titanfall and classic Atari games. Wondering why anyone would create such a thing, I couldn't help myself. I clicked. Asteroids is playable now, with Missile Command ...   read

 
 
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The Internet Archive adds classic games

I love The Internet Archive for its Wayback Machine, which lets you see, say, what Destructoid looked like back in 2006. But its software collection is a geeky delight, and its new Console Living Room beta is also pretty slick.&nb...   read

 
 
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Dr. Luigi, Hyrule Warriors, NES Remix & Kingdom Come

Hey gang! Sorry I wasn't around on Tuesday, but there wasn't a whole lot of news -- so here's a rundown of today's big news, including yesterday's big ol' Nintendo Direct, that new realistic medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and...   read

 
 
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Smithsonian adds Flower and Halo 2600 to its collection

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has added another two videogames to its ever- expanding collection: thatgamecompany's Flower and Halo 2600, developed by Ed Fries. Whilst Flower had already been showcased at the 2012's Art of Videogame e...   read

 
 
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Look at this amazing Atari themed PlayStation 4

John Carmack tweeted out a picture of an Atari 2600 sitting on top of a Playstation 4, and this inspired Phantom Fighter to create some photoshop magic. Phantom Fighter posted his awesome concept to his blog, The Food Sucks. This looks fant...   read

 
 
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CD Projekt almost failed before The Witcher 2

Eurogamer has an interesting story on the entire history of CD Projekt Red and the development of The Witcher games. One of the more noteworthy things to come out of it is how the studio almost closed before The Witcher 2 hap...   read

 
 
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Conan O'Brien plays the Atari 2600 on Clueless Gamer

In this episode of Clueless Gamer, comedian and late night host Conan O'Brien goes back in time, as he plays the Atari 2600. He takes on a number of games, including the iconic Pitfall, Space Invaders, and E.T. If you haven't seen or playe...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out

Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now available for yo...   read

 
 
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Stardock plans to reboot Star Control

Galactic Civilizations developer Stardock is set to take on Star Control, a classic series by any measure, after picking up the rights from Atari. What are the studio's plans? CEO Brad Wardell has some reassuring words: "We expect the new S...   read

 
 
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Wargaming bids on Master of Orion in Atari asset sale

Having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Atari Inc. is in the process of selling its assets in order to break way from its French parent company Atari S.A. The bids and backup bids for some of the company's notable properties have come throu...   read

 
 
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The folks behind Outcast are reviving the franchise

A short, unassuming notice was sent out today declaring the return of Appeal's beloved 1999 action-adventure game Outcast. Wait, what? It's really happening: studio founders Yann Robert, Franck Sauer, and Yves Grolet have wrapped up an agre...   read

 
 
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Nordic Games

Nordic grabs Silver and Desperados from Atari

Following its acquisition of many THQ assets including notable franchises like Darksiders and Red Faction, Nordic Games has gotten its hands on two more intellectual properties. This time, it's Atari's Desperados and Silver. The f...   read

 
 
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Baldur's Gate: EE pulled following 'contractual issues'

Overhaul Games has issued a rather worrisome statement regarding Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and its revamped sequel. The game has been removed for purchase from the Apple App Store and Beamdog as a result of "contractual issues" with t...   read

 
 
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The legendary Atari E.T. landfill is getting excavated

E.T. for the Atari 2600 has a crazy story behind it, and it's something any videogame fan should learn about. Long story short, Atari crushed all the copies of E.T. they couldn't sell and buried it under concrete in a landfill. This was bac...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner

Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this darling fan tribu...   read

 
 
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