Finding ET: Company Plans Desert Dig for Worst Video Game

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Over 30 years ago, the video game company Atari made a game based on the film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. The game was a flop. It was reported that the gaming company buried the 3 million video cartridges in a landfill in New Mexico. A Canadian company has purchased the rights to dig up that landfill in search of the games. The World's Andrea Crossan has this report.

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