Microsoft is inviting fans to join them as they unearth the urban legend surrounding the supposed “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game burial site. Excavation on the site will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Alamogordo Landfill (4276 Highway 54 S) in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
The thousands or even millions of copies of the worst game ever made are rumored to be buried at the landfill and Microsoft wants spectators to watch as the excavation team uncovers the infamous Atari game cartridge grave… or nothing. It could be that the rumors are simply not true and Microsoft could end pulling a Geraldo Rivera (the whole "Al Capone's Vault" fiasco – see this link to see how that turned out).
Director Zak Penn will be documenting the dig and the events around it. In addition to fans and media, a variety of people tied to the dig, video game, and film will be in attendance – including “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw, a team of archeologists and representatives from Xbox Entertainment Studios, Lightbox and Fuel Entertainment.
You can learn more about the event here.