|Film Director Zak Penn shows E.T. Game uncovered from Alamogordo, N.M landfill|
Back in 1982, Atari produced the worst videogame ever made. After sales plummeted, they were stuck with thousands of games returned by stores. There has been a long-standing urban legend that they were buried in a landfill, but it was finally confirmed yesterday when director Zak Penn uncovered them in New Mexico. I played the game and can personally attest that it is the worst experience of my life.
So, what do we do with 750,000 old E.T. games? Thanks to some ingenuity and the enterprising folks at Instructables and Etsy, here are 20 things we should do with them. Besides playing them, of course.
1. Give Them a Proper Burial
The landfill is too good for them. We need to give them a proper send off.
2. Turn Them into Drinking Flasks
3. Sell 'Em
Sure, they've been buried in garbage for 30 years, but if people would pay $13,000 for "Air Raid" they'll pay a bunch for these legendary cartridges.
4. Turn Them into Harmonicas
5. Turn them into Clocks
Watch time crawl playing this awful game.
6. Turn them into Wallets
In homage to all the money wasted on these things.
7. Let Lady Gaga Make a Dress Out of them
If she can make a dress out of dozens of Kermit the Frog dolls, she can make one from E.T.
8. Turn them into Speakers
9. Turn them into Wireless Routers
10. Turn them into Urinals
This might actually be an upgrade.
11. Turn them into Money Banks
Save up for E.T. 2!
12. Turn them into Money Clips
Never lose money on the E.T. game again.
13. Turn them into Necklaces for Hip Hop Artists
14. Turn them into a working Nintendo Entertainment System
15. Turn them into Portable Hard Drives
16. Turn them into Fishing Kits
Instead of wasting time inside you can spend it outside.
16. Turn them into an iPod Dock
17. Turn them into Belt Buckles
18. Turn them into Business Card Holders
19. Turn them into Drink Coasters
20. Build a Statue
Someone already made a Metroid statue out of game cartridges. We can make a massive E.T. statue to memorialize the lost hours.
What would you do with 750,000 E.T. game cartridges?
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