E.T. landfill documentary will kick off new Xbox TV series in 2014

Thursday, 19th December 2013 15:06 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft has announced a new series of shows looking at the rise of the digital age, starting with a documentary on the hunt for land-filled copies of Atari 2600 mega-flop E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.

Polygon reports that Xbox Entertainment Studios and Lightbox will produce the shows. The series starts with the E.T. documentary, in which Lightbox and Fuel Entertainment will excavate a landfill in New Mexico to search for crushed, unsold Atari 2600 cartridges said to be buried there after the game flopped.

The show will be exclusive to both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and is directed by Zak Penn, whose previous work includes The Avengers and X-Men: The Last Stand.

We’ll have more on the documentary as it comes. What do you think so far



  1. Ashmael

    Hahaha is funny how Ryse is set to become the ET of our time.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @2 Hardly. Calm yourself.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Hcw87

    I’ve tried really hard, but i find no mention of Ryse in the article.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. salarta

    It’s funny because Microsoft is trying to draw people in with a documentary about e-waste that has been covered and buried in concrete to the point that they won’t be able to get any cartridges or parts of cartridges out of the landfill.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Cobra951

    You know you’re old when you remember the origin of an archeological dig.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. dkpunk

    What an awesome way to start off their series. Can’t wait to check it out.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. redwood

    not…reaaaally.. the best way to kick off such a series. I mean it’s considered to be an epic failure :\ why not start with something like “how 360 became a dominant force int it’s generation”

    #7 1 year ago
  8. redwood

    or :D …. “the straw that broke phil harrison’s back”

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Ashmael

    @7 from 2006 to 2009 then they dropped the ball for some reason an let the PS3 get into to second place behind the Wii.

    #9 1 year ago

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