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What this generation needs is its own Geraldo Rivera opening Al Capone's vault. It got that today, as hundreds of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video games were exhumed in a New Mexico landfill as part of an upcoming documentary from Marvel's The Avengers and X-Men: The Last Stand writer Zak Penn.

Atari's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is considered one of the worst video games of all time. It hit the market in 1982, just a few months after Steven Spielberg's sci-fi adventure became a box office blockbuster and one of the most beloved movies of all time. Atari paid $21 million for the rights to the title, but then rushed the game into development. They spent five and a half weeks on the game's storyline, hurrying to have the release ready for Christmas. To break even on the rights, the company had to sell 4 million copies. 5 million copies were produced, and only 1.5 million »

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