Nerdery, Video Games

Did Atari Really Bury Cartridges of Their E.T. Game? Excavation Will Find out!

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The child-of-the-’80s nerd version of Geraldo in Al Capone’s vault is going down in just over two weeks, folks. Xbox Entertainment Studios and director Zak Penn (screenwriter of such Marvel movies as X-Men 2 and Avengers) will shoot a documentary as they open the landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in which Atari supposedly buried mass copies of what has infamously become known as the worst movie-based video game ever.

Rumors that the pile of games is actually a Horcrux hidden by Rob Bricken are most assuredly unfounded.

If you’re in the area, you can stop by and watch:

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Alamogordo Landfill
4276 Highway 54 S
Alamogordo, NM 88310

About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist