Gamers get a chance to witness industry history in person. Microsoft announced earlier today that the unearthing of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial live, on April, 26. It might be short notice, but it might be worth packing your bags for.
The infamous Atari 2600 title launched in December 1982, and is commonly blamed for the industry collapse in 1983. The story says that in 1983, Atari sent about 10 to twenty trucks to a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico where the copies were crushed and buried.
Last week, the New Mexico government greenlighted a project by Xbox Entertainment Studios, Lightbox, and Fuel Entertainment, where they would film the excavation. Those in attendance could end up in the upcoming documentary, as some onlookers will be interviewed.