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Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Jun 5, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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Here's a story that sounds like a Steven Spielberg movie -- and it is about a Steven Spielberg movie, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. Atari created a video game based on the hit film, which is still called the worst video game ever. But here's where it gets weird: Atari reportedly attempted to bury the game -- literally -- in the desert, in New Mexico. 30 years later, Canadian gaming company Fuel Entertainment is trying to find out if the stories are true, and if so, dig it up.

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E.T. phone home: In search of Atari's lost E.T. video game

Jun 5, 2013
A Canadian gaming company is trying to uncover the 30-year mystery of Atari's E.T. video game and its alleged desert disappearance.

Do those grocery bags say Amazon.com?

Jun 5, 2013
According to Reuters, Amazon is on the verge of bringing online grocery delivery to cities across the country.

Microsoft considers reorganization, grapples with death of PC

Jun 5, 2013
Microsoft may be on the verge of a massive restructuring. The company has had an interesting year -- neither Windows 8 nor the company's new Surface tablet have been home runs.

Here’s a story that sounds like a Steven Spielberg movie — and it is about a Steven Spielberg movie, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. Atari created a video game based on the hit film, which is still called the worst video game ever. But here’s where it gets weird: Atari reportedly attempted to bury the game — literally — in the desert, in New Mexico. 30 years later, Canadian gaming company Fuel Entertainment is trying to find out if the stories are true, and if so, dig it up.

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