The excavation of the long-rumored “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game burial site will be open to the public.
The Atari Corporation, which was faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game, has allegedly disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1983.
Director Zak Penn (“X-Men 2,” “Avengers,” and “Incident at Loch Ness”) will be documenting the dig and the events around it. In addition to fans and media, a variety of people tied to the dig, video game, and film will be in attendance – including “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw, a team of archeologists and representatives from Xbox Entertainment Studios, Lightbox and Fuel Entertainment. We hope you’ll join us as we get to the bottom of one of gaming’s biggest mysteries. A lucky handful of fans could even be interviewed for the film.
Alamogordo Landfill Excavation Details:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Source: Xbox Wire