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The Urban Legend Was Real! Crews Dig Up THOUSANDS Of E.T. Atari Games Buried In The Desert More Than 30 Years Ago!

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New Mexico is no stranger to alien urban legends!

But this is one conspiracy theory that has now been proven to be 100% true!

E.T. was found in the desert!

No, no, not the adorable little extraterrestrial from the classic '80s flick. The Atari game that was released after the movie!

While the Steven Spielberg film soared at the box office, the subsequent video game was a HUGE flop!

Not only did sales suck, the game was regarded as perhaps the worst in history!

So, Atari took thousands of the unsold cartridges and

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Atari Coming to Facebook! LIKE

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Before there was Farmville…before the Mafia Wars….there was ATARI.

In the 1970’s, Atari ruled the video game industry, but over time they were dominated by overweight plumbers and speed-fiending hedgehogs. Now, they are returning with a large scale online initiative on Facebook and other social network sites.

Atari will be updating its classics, such as Missile Command & Centipede, and they'll be pitting them against Mafiaville and Farm Wars games that are currently popular on FB.

We are SO ready to kill centipedes on Facebook, in between stalkings of people we’re no longer having sex with.

Which games will you play obsessively?

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