X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Atari E.T. Landfill Dig Is Finally Happening This Month

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

So what is the real story with the fate of millions of unsold E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and Pac-Man video games made for the Atari 2600? They were a big time flop and legend says that tons of unsold copies were dumped into a New Mexico landfill never to be seen again. But no one seems to know if this is fact or just urban legend.

e_t_extraterrestrial_atari_2600zoom in



Fuel Entertainment has been trying to get permission to dig up the games for several months, and they finally have a green light. Fuel has acquired the exclusive rights to excavate the landfill, and they took the opportunity to Xbox Entertainment Studios. So now Microsoft is including the dig in a documentary series. This may finally solve an age-old nerd mystery.

They will excavate the burial site on April 26, 2014, and the public is invited to attend. Director Zak Penn will be recording the dig, and people involved with the creation of the E.T. game will even be there. Maybe they can ask them why it sucked so bad. Will they find a massive pit full of games? If they do, how many will they sell as souvenirs? Stay tuned.

[via Kotaku via Nerd Approved]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Alex Ross Marvel Shadows Posters

Alex Ross Marvel Shadows Posters

And the 13th Doctor Is…

And the 13th Doctor Is…

Super Fancy Pants Adventure

Super Fancy Pants Adventure

Juan Hidalgo Geeky Wedding Rings

Juan Hidalgo Geeky Wedding Rings

Volkswagen I.D. EV Could Sell for $27,000

Volkswagen I.D. EV Could Sell for $27,000

All-new 2018 Buick Regal GS Looks Awesome, Packs 310 Horses

All-new 2018 Buick Regal GS Looks Awesome, Packs 310 Horses