It is a widely believed rumor that after the failure of the ET videogame for the Atari 2600, the famous game company had buried many returned copies of the game in the Alamogordo landfill, located around 200 miles south of Albuquerque New Mexico. Now, a documentary team seeks to find out if it is true.
The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department has given Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios permission to try and dig up the rumored game cartridges. The company plans on making a documentary about whether or not it really happened. The plan to video tape the excavation starting on April 26.
The classic story goes that Atari had to quickly make a game based on the movie ET, in time for the 1982 Christmas shopping season. The game did poorly due to the limited time to create the game and the poor game play that was created as a result. Along with the amount of money that was paid to Steven Spielberg to license the movie in the first place and the over saturated video game market of 1983, many believe that this game lead to the famous video game crash. There is still much debate on whether the story is true or not.
Source: Yahoo news