I have a bit of an odd interest in the E.T. Atari game, especially that whole urban legend thousands of cartridges buried in the desert thing. We have previously discussed it in a post of the 1981 Atari catalog, as well as when the Internet Archive came out with a vintage video game database. As it turns out, I am not the only one, and someone is doing something about it!
“Become a part of gamer history. Unearth the truth behind the ultimate urban legend. We’re excited to announce that the excavation of the long-rumored “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game burial site will occur on April 26, 2014 and will be open to the public. Spectators are invited to watch the team uncover the infamous Atari game cartridge grave.” (XboxWire.)
Fuel Entertainment and Xbox Entertainment Studios have managed to wrangle the rights to do a pseudo-archeological expedition and try to find the lost games, and it is happening next Saturday! And you can play a part! They are inviting any interested parties to come out and play, and who knows, yours could be the shovel that unearths the truth!
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)
I am nowhere close enough to go to this, but if you are, please, for the rest of us, go, and send us some pictures! I will gladly help you write up your very own Atomic Toasters Weekend post documenting your experience!
Lead image via Wikipedia.