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Unearthed E.T. Cartridges To Be Auctioned Off

The lost E.T. cartridges that were located and excavated as part of a documentary film will be auctioned off by the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The cartridges, which were buried in the desert outside of Alamogordo following the failure of the game and 1983 meltdown of the game industry, had been thought to be an urban legend by some. However, documentary filmmakers recent located the cache and dug them up.

However, the cartridges were legally the property of the city of Alamogordo. According to Reuters, the city council voted 7-0 on Tuesday to auction off the 800 found cartridges on eBay and its own website.

The documentary, Atari: Game Over, is supposed to release sometime this fall to Xbox Live Gold members.

Source: Reuters via Eurogamer


Our Take
Can't fault the city of Alamogordo for trying to make a little extra money. I'd imagine more than a few classic game collectors will jump at the chance to own a piece of gaming history.

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La-Mulana 2 footage unearthed from the depths of TGS 2013



La-Mulana 2 has only officially existed for a day and won’t be available on PC until next year at the earliest, but enough of it was assembled for Nigoro‘s Takumi Naramura to walk us through a quick demonstration (via interpreter) at TGS 2013.”

We shoved microphones in the faces of everyone involved and got the whole thing on film, so join us for a look at the Nordic, skeleton-filled hell that awaits La-Mulana 2‘s new heroine.

JoystiqLa-Mulana 2 footage unearthed from the depths of TGS 2013 originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 21 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Worms 3 unearthed as mobile exclusive

Worms 3 unearthed as mobileexclusive

Those crazy invertebrates at Team 17 – the characters, not the staff – continue their assault on 2013 with the announcement of Worms 3 for mobiles. Hot on the tail-end of the Worms: Clan Wars reveal, the UK studio announced mobile exclusive Worms 3, bombarding iPhones and iPads in Q3.

Worms 3 features online asynchronous multiplayer – meaning you can take your turn at your leisure – as well as local pass-and-play scuffles. The game introduces a new class system too, featuring Soldier, Scout, Scientist, and Heavy varieties, but how heavy can a worm get? And of course there are new weapons and their new names to enjoy – watch out for the impending likes of Nora’s Virus and Canned Heat.

Gallery: Worms 3 (iOS)

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JoystiqWorms 3 unearthed as mobile exclusive originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Battlefield 3: Aftermath starts rolling out November 27, details unearthed

It’s been a while since we heard anything about Battlefield 3 post-earthquake expansion Aftermath, but today EA grounded out some more details to us, including a release date of November 27 for PS3 Premium members. We also have a debut trailer to enjoy along with new screenshots below.

The new mode is called Scavenger, a Conquest variation which ties into the expansion’s setting of a devastated Tehran. You play as a lost soldier, armed only with a pistol and forced to search the rubble to find more powerful weaponry. If you’re lucky, you might stumble across the scoped crossbow featured in the trailer.

The expansion adds four new maps, including the reasonably self-descriptive Epicenter and Markaz Market. There are also three new vehicles, ten new assignments, ten new dog tags, and five achievements/trophies. EA says Aftermath ‘starts’ releasing on November 27, first for PS3 Premium members, which translated means we can likely expect the same week-by-week roll-out as before. When it does find its way to you, it’ll cost $ 14.99 on PS3 and PC, and 1200 MSP on Xbox 360.

JoystiqBattlefield 3: Aftermath starts rolling out November 27, details unearthed originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 18 Oct 2012 07:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Square Enix’s Team-Based Shooter ‘Catacombs’ Unearthed

Nier developer Cavia is creating a new team-based shooter RPG codenamed Catacombs. It seems like it may never be released, however.

According to a new report from Siliconera, Square Enix planned to officially reveal the game at last year's E3. A source told the website the game is far along in development and "was playable, but Square Enix isn’t sure if they will complete the title."

Catacombs takes place at the Museum of Natural History in New York and features four playable characters as well as randomly generated levels.

A Square Enix representative told Game Informer, "We’ve not made an official announcement surrounding this title, and do not have any info to share at this time."

[Source: Siliconera]

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