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.
Alamogordo Landfill Excavation Details:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
4276 Highway 54 S
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(Near First Street and White Sands Boulevard)