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.

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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.

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    April 10, 2014 1:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 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.

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      April 10, 2014 1:34 PM

      lol I need to get in on this

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      April 10, 2014 1:37 PM

      Well alrighty then.

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      April 10, 2014 1:39 PM

      If I was closer I would totally be down for this.

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      April 10, 2014 2:15 PM

      Be a sport and do it after the Nerd movie.

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      April 10, 2014 2:18 PM

      Will they still work and will they give away free copies?

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      April 10, 2014 2:41 PM

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_fever
      Good luck with that.

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        April 10, 2014 3:10 PM

        My co-worker's wife has this and at first they thought it was lung cancer. She had what looked like a big tumor in her lung. They were happy when they found out this wasn't the case but the Valley Fever makes her feel sick all the time and treatment will take 2-3 years to work.

        Now catching this is really random as they've lives where they are in Tracy, CA for 6 years now and she's the first in the neighborhood to catch it.

        A Stanford doctor we ran into at a restaurant said most people go their whole lives and never catch it. It's pretty rare when it happens however cases are being reported as far as the East Coast.

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          April 10, 2014 8:19 PM

          I'd of freaked out knowing about this when I was living in Alamogordo NM. Fuck that shit.

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      April 10, 2014 3:33 PM

      This is all a scheme to get gamers on to a survival reality show.

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      April 10, 2014 8:20 PM

      ITS A TRAP

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      April 10, 2014 9:17 PM

      Maybe they will find another landfill filled with Kinect ...