Those Excavated E.T. Video Game Cartridges Are Being Auctioned Off

Those Excavated E. T. Video Game Cartridges Are Being Auctioned Off

If you're an old-school gaming aficionado, here's your chance to own a piece of (infamous) gaming history. The Alamogordo City Council in New Mexico is auctioning off half the recovered E.T. cartridges that were found buried in a landfill.

The cartridges of what is widely believed to be the worst video game in the world will show up on Ebay and the Council's website in the next few weeks, says Reuters. The city plans to keep around half off the 800 cartridges and donate the rest to museums.

Check out Kotaku's coverage of the excavation, which happened earlier this year. And if you're really interested in the fascinating story, there's a Microsoft-backed documentary coming soon. [Reuters via Engadget]

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