ET found in landfill [Xbox troll = ban]

OHHHHH FFFUUUUUUUCCKKK

Those are some AWFULLY clean cartridges/manuals for being in a landfill for 30 years.
They were boxed and factory sealed (unsold copies, remember?); the pressure would have broken the seals and boxes for some dirt to get in, but it's not like they dropped the cartridges and manuals in the hole and buried it.
 
So. They finally dug it up. What are they going to do with them all? Throw them in the landfill again?







That looks like it's in much better shape than I would have expected after spending a few decades in a landfill.
 
If true, that's awesome. But I'm skeptical because of how clean those manuals look after being in a landfill for 30 years. I understand the cartridges, because they are plastic, but the manuals? Hmm...
 
so is this the first step to xbox's new motto "we're for the gamers"?

i don't mind them doing stuff like this, but to spend that much money on uncovering an urban gaming myth, they probably did so much research and expect this marketing strategy to be on the first page of reddit.

good luck, though.
 
Yeah, even plastisiced cardboard, and early 80's quality at that, should have rotted away to nothing after 30 years.
Yeah...regular cardboard biodegrades within a matter of weeks. After 30 years, there shouldn't be anything left of those boxes.

EDIT: Not to mention those paper inserts. Those should just be gone.
 
The "urban legend" is that there were literally hundreds of thousands of copies of ET buried.

I see one copy of ET. In relatively good condition.

This smells like utter reality TV bullshit....at least until some better photographic evidence turns up. If they really discovered a cache of thousands of games I don't understand why they only took a few pictures of single copies. Methinks some desperate production assistant was searching for "Atari" on eBay a few days ago.
 
so is this the first step to xbox's new motto "we're for the gamers"?

i don't mind them doing stuff like this, but to spend that much money on uncovering an urban gaming myth, they probably did so much research and expect this marketing strategy to be on the first page of reddit.

good luck, though.
They're making a documentary.