Mac's Pick: Landfill treasure

By WEEK Producer

April 28, 2014 Updated Apr 29, 2014 at 12:31 AM CDT

ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico -- If you were looking for the world's worst video game, where would you find it?

The obvious answer, in a landfill.

Yes, a 31-year-old mystery has been solved with an excavation at an Alamogordo, New Mexico landfill.

In the 80s, rumors circulated that millions of Atari's "E.T. the extra-terrestrial" video game cartridges had been buried.

It's considered the worst video game ever released.

Filmmaker Zak Penn is making a movie about the mystery surrounding the game's disappearance, and organized the dig where the long-lost game cartridges were discovered.

So, we have a movie made into a video game made into a movie.

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