It looks like the documentary seeking to find the lost dump containing thousands of copies of the worst Atari game ever made can dig in New Mexico. It has long been rumored that millions of copies of the Atari 2600 game, E.T.: Extra-Terrestrial were buried in a landfill in New Mexico.
For those who don't know, E.T. is considered the worst game ever made, and has been accused of helping to hasten the video game industry crash of 1983. Recently several film companies ran into a government road block when they located the landfill in question.
But some good news from Alamogordo Daily News this week: the NMED Environmental Protection Division Solid Waste Bureau has approved a waste excavation plan by Xbox Entertainment Studios, allowing the company to dig the site up and (hopefully) find for the legendary cache of crappy game cartridges. LightBox Entertainment and Xbox Entertainment are finalizing plans to begin the dig. All of this will be captured on film for a documentary.
The dig was delayed for a long time, due to complaints from residents and a necessary series of chemical testing on the grounds.
Source: Alamogordo Daily News