ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO—In the tiny town of Alamogordo, New Mexico is a mass grave. Thirty years ago, at the height of the Video Game Crash of 1983, Atari took a bunch of inventory out to this desert town—primarily copies of legendarily terrible game E.T.—and buried it. Destroyed it. Hoped nobody would ever find it again.
Over time, the legend grew. It became the video game world's El Dorado, or Tutankhamen's tomb—a mythical cache of games hidden right below our feet.
This weekend I, along with several dozen other people, made a pilgrimage to Alamogordo to watch Microsoft and a documentary crew dig up the site. Here's the event in pictures.