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References 

Pinocchio (1940)
Picture of Pinocchio on a pinboard.
Gotcha (1973) (Video Game)
Atari 2600 artwork is shown.
Breakout (1976) (Video Game)
Picture of arcade machine.
Night Driver (1976) (Video Game)
Artwork is shown.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Howard Warshaw mentions the sandstorm at the beginning of the film.
Super Breakout (1978) (Video Game)
Artwork is shown.
Indy 500 (1978) (Video Game)
Cartridge is in final box placed in storage.
Asteroids (1979) (Video Game)
Cited as a classic.
Centipede (1980) (Video Game)
Cited as a classic.
Tempest (1981) (Video Game)
Cited as a classic.
Kaboom! (1981) (Video Game)
Artwork is shown.
Haunted House (1981) (Video Game)
Mentioned on poster.
Zaxxon (1982) (Video Game)
Mentioned on front cover of magazine shown onscreen.
Dig Dug (1982) (Video Game)
Ernest Cline wears a t-shirt bearing the game's logo.
Annie (1982)
Mentioned in magazine article that appears onscreen.
Reactor (1982) (Video Game)
Cited as the worst game ever.
Pitfall! (1982) (Video Game)
Artwork is shown.
Missile Command (1982) (Video Game)
Artwork is shown.
Defender (1982) (Video Game)
Features in magazine article.
Xevious (1982) (Video Game)
Artwork is shown.
Enduro (1983) (Video Game)
Artwork is shown.
Pole Position II (1983) (Video Game)
Artwork is shown.
Back to the Future (1985)
Ernest Cline mentions the film.
Gauntlet (1985) (Video Game)
Cited as a classic.
Last Action Hero (1993)
Features in list of Zak Penn's writing credits.
The Lion King (1994) (Video Game)
Mentioned in magazine article that appears onscreen.
Jurassic Park: Trespasser (1998) (Video Game)
Cited as the worst game ever.
The Matrix (1999)
Mentioned on cover of "Ready Player One".
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Features in list of Zak Penn's writing credits.
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Features in list of Zak Penn's writing credits.
Game of Thrones (2011) (TV Series)
Theme tune plays when Ernest Cline mentions Westeros.
The Avengers (2012)
Features in list of Zak Penn's writing credits - the first draft was titled "Group Hug."
Borderlands 2 (2012) (Video Game)
An interviewee at the dig site wears a t-shirt bearing the game's logo.

Referenced in 

Traceroute (2016)
referring to Atari's E.T. burial site
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Cry Wilderness (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This is where all those 'E.T.' games got buried."

Features 

Pong (1972) (Video Game)
Clip of gameplay.
Space Invaders (1978) (Video Game)
Clip of gameplay.
Adventure (1979) (Video Game)
Clip of Easter egg.
Pac-Man (1980) (Video Game)
Clip of gameplay.
Star Castle (1980) (Video Game)
Clip of gameplay.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Several clips are shown.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (Video Game)
Clip of gameplay.
Yars' Revenge (1981) (Video Game)
Clip of gameplay.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Several clips are shown.
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (Video Game)
Clip illustrating the game's flaws.
The Karate Kid (1987) (Video Game)
Clip of start screen.
Top Gun (1987) (Video Game)
Clip of start screen.
Jaws (1987) (Video Game)
Clip of start screen.
Predator (1989) (Video Game)
Clip of start screen.
Back to the Future Part II & III (1990) (Video Game)
Clip of start screen.
RoboCop 2 (1991) (Video Game)
Clip of start screen.
Last Action Hero (1993) (Video Game)
Clip of start screen.
Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
Clip of Zak Penn and Werner Herzog.
Fantastic Four (2005) (Video Game)
Clip of gameplay.
X-Men: The Official Game (2006) (Video Game)
Clip of gameplay.
The Irate Gamer: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Two clips of the video are shown, one of the review of the E.T. videogame on the Atari 2600, and the other of the Irate Gamer digging the E.T videogame cartridges.
Gran Turismo 6 (2013) (Video Game)
Clip of gameplay.
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014)
A clip of the Nerd, Cooper, & Mandi seen excavating the Atari burial site was shown.

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