To dig or not to dig, that is the question. Apparently, that particular question has already been answered by the folks over at Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios, as they look set to commence the digging out of an old landfill that is located in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in order to try to locate the fabled millions of copies of “E.T” for the Atari 2600 that were allegedly buried there many years ago.
Of course, before that will happen, Microsoft has decided to make the situation a little less sombre, by throwing a free party in Alamogordo on Friday night as part of the celebrations – to commemorate both the dig as well as Atari’s game legacy in general.
This particular event will be held from 7pm to 9 pm at the GameStop location at 516 1st Street in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Those who show up will be able to take a stroll down memory lane, playing with classic Atari games while feeding themselves with free food and the classic gamer staple, soft drinks. Not only that, those who attend will also stand a chance to bring home an Xbox One, among others, at the end of the night.
This dig is going to be a historical one, since whatever that is going to be filmed would prove to be a central axis to the created documentary that explores the scenes behind the 1982 game which was based on the hit film, although the game itself bombed – big time.