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Atari Landfill Excavation Date Set, Public Invited

Atari Landfill

Xbox Entertainment Studios has officially announced that they have been given a full greenlight to excavate the alleged E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial landfill and has opened the doors for the public to see it happen.

The Xbox Wire reports that Fuel Entertainment’s investigation into the Alamogordo landfill has been officially picked up by Xbox Entertainment Studios to be turned into a documentary. Xbox Entertainment has assigned two-time Academy Award winning producer Simon Chinn and Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn to the documentary in order to bring the project to life.

In 1983, Atari was faced with a dilemma due to the failure of the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Atari game. After the game utterly failed in the gaming market, it is believed that Atari dumped millions of games in a landfill at Alamogordo, New Mexico. Director Zak Penn (who has previously worked on ‘X2: X-Men United’ and ‘The Avengers’), will be in charge of the documentary that will closely follow Atari’s story of E.T. and the excavation project itself.

Fuel Entertainment and Xbox Entertainment Studios has announced that the excavation will be open to the public when they break ground on April 26. Along with fans and members of the press, Xbox Entertainment Studios, Fuel Entertainment and the staff of Lightbox Entertainment will be in attendance.

For those in the New Mexico area who would like to be a part of gaming history, the details of the public excavation are as follows:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Alamogordo Landfill
4276 Highway 54 S
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(Near First Street and White Sands Boulevard)

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