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Videogame ‘graveyard’ to be exhumed for Atari documentary

A videogame ‘graveyard’ in New Mexico could be excavated by a Canadian documentary team after they received permission from the local authorities to dig up the site.

Fuel Industries expect to unearth a treasure trove of early eighties videogame memorabilia from the dig, the purported resting place of millions of unwanted copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

Truckloads of other unpopular and defective games are also thought to be buried at the remote site along with consoles and other hardware from the era.

These excavations will be filmed with the view to producing a documentary on the videogames icon and one of the most infamous episodes in the industries history.

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