Microsoft invites you to join them at a landfill (to find E.T.)

This is probably one of the weirdest video gaming invites you'll ever receive. Microsoft wants gamers to join them in New Mexico. At a landfill. But wait! There's a good reason for that.

Urban legend says that Atari got rid of millions of copies of E.T., the notoriously-terrible game that served as an icon for the death of the games industry in the 80s. But is it true? A new documentary commissioned by Microsoft is going to find out.

On April 26th, the Alamogordo Landfill will be excavated, and the public can look on. Director Zak Penn and E.T. game designer Howard Scott Warshaw will be in attendance and "a lucky handful of fans" will be interviewed for the film. For more details on the event, visit Xbox Wire.

Once filming is done, the documentary series is set to debut exclusively on Xbox Live.