Atari graveyard dig gets the green light from New Mexico authorities

The New Mexico Environment Department has given the go-ahead for a proposed excavation of a landfill site where truckloads of Atari cartridges are rumoured to be buried.


E.T. headlines

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

    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.

  • Ueda: E.T. an inspiration for The Last Guardian

    Fumito Ueda has said in an interview with Dengeki that he cites E.T. as an inspiration for The Last Guardian. “I have many obviously. To name two, E.T. and My Neighbour Totoro. We’ve also looked at the charm and qualities of different animals, but not only that – we’ve focused on the wild behaviour of […]