Digging up E.T.-Atari-Cartridges on 26th April

Vor einem Jahr hatten sie's angekündigt, jetzt ist es endlich soweit: Am 26. April buddelt man im Rahmen einer Doku die angeblich von Atari damals vergrabenen drölf Millionen E.T.-Game-Cartridges wieder aus, die sie damals laut einer Gaming-Urban-Legend wegen unterirdischer Verkaufszahlen beerdigt hatten. Wenn die die Dinger ausgegraben haben (oder halt nicht), mache ich dazu nochmal was.

Become a part of gamer history. Unearth the truth behind the ultimate urban legend. We’re excited to announce that the excavation of the long-rumored “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game burial site will occur on April 26, 2014 and will be open to the public. Spectators are invited to watch the team uncover the infamous Atari game cartridge grave.

The Atari Corporation – faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” video game – allegedly disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1983. Fuel Entertainment took an interest in the legend, and in December 2013, with help from local garbage contractor Joe Lewandowski, acquired the exclusive rights to excavate the Alamogordo landfill.

Witness Video Game History: Attend Atari Landfill Excavation on April 26 (via Kotaku)