Atari’s E.T. cartridge graveyard to be excavated by Canadian developer Fuel Industries

Friday, 31st May 2013 20:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Fuel Industries, a Canadian game developer, has been given a permit from the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, to excavate the landfill where Atari reportedly buried many, many copies of E.T. and other broken or unsalable merchandise back in 1983.

Dubbed the “Atari Graveyard” or the “Atari Dump” if you will, Fuel Industries plans to excavate the site and film the proceedings, eventually turning it into a documentary.

According to Alamogordo News, District 1 Commissioner Jason Baldwin said he himself played E.T., and “it was terrible.”

Fule Industries hopes the excavation will prove whether the old landfill, located near the Charlie T. Lee Memorial Relief Route in Alamogordo does indeed hold tons of old Atari merchandise.

The team will have six months to dig up the landfill, and at present, there’s no word on when the digging will commence.

Thanks, EvilAvatar.



  1. ps3fanboy

    fuck yah bring it ooon!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. tmac2011

    why bother dig it up ? to get more bad e.t games?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Clupula

    This sounds like the beginning of a horror movie.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Digital Bamboo

    They thought they were digging up some terrible old E.T. cartridges, but what they found…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Richenbaum

    30 years under a mountain of garbage and they’re probably not going to be too useable anymore…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Hellhound30x

    What if they never buried that many cartridges? What if it was just a “write off?” would be funny to find out… lol…

    #6 2 years ago

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