Atari Landfill Excavation Unearthed Long-Buried E.T. Cartridges

The Atari Landfill Excavation took place yesterday in Alamogordo, New Mexico to unearth millions of unsold “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game cartridges.

The dig has successfully recovered copies of E.T., and Film Director, Zak Penn, has stated that “hundreds” of cartridges have been discovered so far. Xbox Entertainment Studios is one of the companies that is funding the production of the documentary, which should to be released later this year via Microsoft’s Xbox game consoles. 

Take a look below as Film Director Zak Penn shows off one of the discovered cartridges (via New York Daily News)

Atari Landfill Excavation Unearthed Long-Buried E.T. Cartridges

Funny enough, Atari’s spokeswoman, Kristen Keller, stated about yesterday’s dig that “nobody here has any idea what that’s about,” and that “we’re just watching like everybody else.” Today’s Atari is a totally different company, as it has changed hands, died and been resurrected several times over since the ’80s.

Take a look at several more screenshots from the dig site:

What are your thoughts about the Atari dig?

Source: Xbox Wire