Where did Atari put E.T...

straight into the ground. Well, not straight into the ground. They made almost 4 million units, and when people began to return the few they purchased they realized they were going to have to come up with a solution and selling all those units just wasn't going to be in the cards.

So, they buried them in a New Mexico landfill. And then, they became legend. Much like the holy grail, they disappeared into the abyss. Gamers across the world heard the legend of a landfill filled with old Atari units, but they couldn't just go start digging. The landfill is massive and there were a ton of health concerns.

But, eventually they did. In 2013 they excavated a huge plot of land within the landfill itself and believe it or not, they found roughly 768,00 units of various titles. Why is E.T. such a big deal? Well the mythology of course. For a very, very, very long time this game has been solely to blame for the downfall of Atari. Today we know that Atari was largely destroyed by being merged and consumed by other larger corporations holding little to no interest in the continued development of the corporation as a whole, but for as long as I can remember by Uncle has been talking about this tremendiously terrible legend of a game. Why am I blogging about this now? 

Well, Friday evening I was browsing my favorite section on Netflix...documentaries. Shocker there. When I stumbled across this gem... 

Ladies and Gents, Atari: Game Over is now available on Netflix. Enjoy!!! I will see you on Friday for  a new High 5! until then, and as always, stay exceptionally chic & exquisitely geek! 

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