Long story short, it had long been urban legend that Atari buried thousands of copies of ET for the Atari 2600 after the game flopped. It's considered by many to be possibly the worst console game...ever.
Having had it myself, I can verify it was indeed awful. Worst ever? Not sure about that.
I wonder if they'll find any of the Swordquest games too?
Not sure if Joystiq is behind due to Christmas, my Google Reader is being slow, or they're moving their new release news to Tuesdays. VC/WW North America (Monday) - Pilotwings (SNES, 800 points) - Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth (WW, 1,000 points)...