The Infamous Atari E.T. Landfill Will Be Unearthed By Microsoft

Most gamers have heard the legend of the New Mexico landfill where Atari supposedly buried thousands of unsold copies of the E.T. video game for the Atari 2600 console.

Apparently they were so embarrassed by the release, and its poor sales, that they took every remaining copy and buried them in a landfill in Alamogordo hoping they’d never again see the light of day.

The facts behind the “coverup” were never fully revealed, but come April 26, 2014 the truth will be told when Microsoft and Fuel Entertainment dig up whatever lies beneath the dirt in that Alamogordo landfill, and they want people to come and watch them dig up a piece of video game history.

Will they find thousands of unopened copies of E.T., or something far more sinister? Stay tuned and find out!

-Via Kotaku


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