Attend Atari Landfill Excavation on April 26

The excavation of the long-rumored “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game burial site will be open to the public.

Attend Atari Landfill Excavation on April 26


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.

The landfill is located on the south side of First Street, just west of White Sands Blvd. (Note there is not an official address for the landfill).
Let us know if you are planning to attend.

Source: Xbox Wire