Atari E.T. Cartridge Quest For Xbox Live: Filming Begins This Month

Atari E.T. Cartridge Quest For Xbox Live: Filming Begins This Month

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Mike Burns is about to become gaming's Indiana Jones.

Legend has it that, back in 1983, 14 dump trucks full of unsold E.T. game cartridges went out into the New Mexico wilderness, where the shameful cargo was buried, never to be seen again. Never is a long time, and Mike Burns of Ottawa aims to be the one to rediscover this lost treasure. Microsoft has made a deal to film his exploits, and broadcast the documentary to Xbox Live subscribers. Filming's due to start this month, which means that gaming's Indiana Jones will soon know whether he's on the right track or not.

Burns is the co-founder of Fuel Industries Inc., an Ottawa-based entertainment company with an advergaming and marketing focus. "Apart from simply satisfying personal curiosity about the rumours, it's a chance to put to rest a 30-year legend in the gaming industry," says Burns. "In a way, it's really the first pop culture-related archaeological dig of our generation."

Alamagordo City Commission has given Burns six month's access to the landfill site. Will he strike it lucky? Only time will tell.

Source: Microsoft Twitter

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I thought it had long been accepted that was a myth (wasn't there hard evidence even?), but whatever, this could be fun.

Twist ending: the dump contains no copies of ET, and is in fact the true hiding place of Al Capone's treasure.

This isn't the angry video game nerd movie :(

Also this guy can go in an 20 year old landfill for junk and a guy can't go into a year old landfill for millions of dollars in bit coins.

Eve Charm:
This isn't the angry video game nerd movie :(

Also this guy can go in an 20 year old landfill for junk and a guy can't go into a year old landfill for millions of dollars in bit coins.

Because the the 1 year old dump was a general purpose dump and I also believe still active.

A far cry from the legend they are chasing.

Shocksplicer:
Twist ending: the dump contains no copies of ET, and is in fact the true hiding place of Al Capone's treasure.

Or the resting place of Jimmy Hoffa.

I hope he doesnt ind them. There is a reason they were burried.

Eve Charm:
This isn't the angry video game nerd movie :(

This. AVGN is the only one that should show the search for the ET cartridges.

On the last leg of the journey, they'll find that the landfill in question has been taken over by a bunch of frenchmen who speak in OUT-RAGE-OUS accents and taunt people.

And now, for something completely different:

 

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