Microsoft invite you to attend the Atari Landfill excavation on April 26

Thursday, 10th April 2014 15:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has invited the public to attend the Atari Landfill excavation where a team will search for buried E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video game rumored to be buried in New Mexico.

Supposedly millions of copies of the unsold game were buried in 1983 near the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1983.

Fuel Entertainment and local garbage contractor Joe Lewandowski have acquired the rights to excavate the landfill and Xbox Entertainment Studios will be part of the documentary series along with producers Simon and Jonathan Chinn from Lightbox.

The site will be open to the public on April 26 and spectators can watch the team uncover the infamous Atari grave, if the cartridges are indeed buried there.

Here’s the address and directions on how to get there:

Alamogordo Landfill Excavation Details:

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Alamogordo Landfill
4276 Highway 54 S
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(Near First Street and White Sands Boulevard)



  1. Panthro

    Why are Microsoft doing this again?

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @Panthro The E.T. landfill documentary will kick off new Xbox TV series. It will be shown on the console basically. Link to more on it is in the post.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. sennasnit

    @Panthro So they will have somewhere to bury the unsold Xbox Ones, lol.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. deathm00n

    @sennasnit Oh god, that made me laugh more than it should

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Obernox

    @sennasnit :D

    #5 9 months ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    The dig actually takes place on Saturday the 26th instead of Sunday – post has been fixed. MS made a boo boo in the announcement (they pulled a Stephany! :D ) and sent word of the correct day. Seriously, if any of you plan on attending, let us know. It sounds like it will be fun.

    #6 9 months ago
  7. XVG21

    You are one big fat baby grow up and get a life.

    #7 5 months ago

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