|E.T. video game cover art|
However, even without Stack, this is one case that might be cracked.
Xbox Entertainment Studios, Fuel Entertainment and LightBox Entertainment are working together to unearth an urban legend and turn it into a documentary in the process.
On April 26, 2014, digging will commence at Alamogordo Landfill in an effort to salvage the remains of what is considered to be the worst video game ever released. That infamous game is the ill-conceived E.T. which stands for Extra-Terrestrial, not Excruciatingly-Terrible. It shares its title and character with the classic Steven Spielberg film but almost nothing else.
The game was such a colossal failure that millions of unsold cartridges were rumoured to have been buried in a New Mexico landfill in 1983. Looking at the video game's graphics, it's easy to see why.
The filmmakers have extended an invitation to the public to attend. Whether the game cartridges were really buried there, remains to be seen. Even if they were, there's a good chance they were ground into tiny pieces.