Filmmakers to break ground Saturday for Atari dig

ALAMOGORDO (KRQE) – A documentary film crew will start their very strange dig at the Alamogordo city dump Saturday.

They’ll be looking for millions of unsold copies of the 1982 Atari ET video game called one of the worst video games ever made.

It’s rumored they were all dumped at the dump.

The dig could generate lots of publicity for the city.

The city’s visitor’s center has been getting lots of calls and the GameStop store in Alamogordo is holding a free party from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

The dump dig is being filmed for a documentary that Xbox plans to release. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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