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"Worst video game in the world" heading to eBay auction after landfill discoveries

You may remember at the start of this year our coverage from the excavation and recovery of the E.T. game cartridges that Atari could not sell, and ended up burying millions of them in a landfill just over 30 years ago in 1983.

Now, around half of the recovered cartridges will be heading to eBay in the coming weeks, with announcements showing up on the the Alamogordo City Council in New Mexico's website. The game, which was made for the Atari 2600, has since been deemed the worst in the history of gaming, but that hasn't stopped it from becoming something of a novelty due to the recent interest in the recovery of the cartridges.

The city plans to keep around half off the 800 cartridges and donate the rest to museums.

Microsoft will be showcasing the dig in a documentary titled "Atari: Game Over" for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners later this year as part of a six series called Signal to Noise; the series is part of Microsoft's Xbox Originals lineup of TV and films.

And here's a trailer for that documentary.

Source: Gizmodo | Image: Atari

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