Microsoft Is Officially Digging Up All Those Atari 2600 E.T. Games

Any Angry Video Game Nerd fans out there? Well if you are then you are familiar with the story of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the Atari 2600, released during the Christmas season of 1982.

The story has become a sort of urban legend among gamers over the years, the story goes that the game was horrendous and after the its commercial failure thousands (if not millions) of cartridges were buried in a desert in the middle of New Mexico. In the upcoming AVGN movie the plot of the film follows the main character the “Nerd” as he tries to uncover the truth behind the myth. Well, it looks like we don’t have to wait until the film is released to find out what happened.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports that Fuel Entertainment, Xbox Entertainment Studios and LightBox Entertainment recently announced plans to search the landfill for the game and record the dig for a documentary to be released by Microsoft Corp. for the Xbox One console. A spokesman from Microsoft; who is producing the dig with Lightbox Entertainment — said his company is “finalizing plans as we speak.”

I don’t know if we’re cool with this, after all James Rolfe (aka AVGN) has been working on his script since 2007 and we would much rather see his movie (which has been taking forever to complete) before this corporate documentary. Either way, we will keep you updated on either this documentary or the upcoming AVGN movie. One thing that should be considered is the fact that those cartridges were buried in the first place for a very good reason, maybe they should stay there.

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[via Fox News]

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