Atari: Game OverHD Closed Captioning
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About the Film
The hunt is on to find 3.5 million unsold copies of the E.T The Extra-Terrestrial video game, reputed to have been the cause of Atari’s downfall in 1984. 'Atari: Game Over' explores the popular urban legend known as “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983”. As the story goes, Atari Corporation, faced with an overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video game, disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. For decades the myth of Atari and these E.T. cartridges was whispered about amongst game fans everywhere. Director Zak Penn and his team head to the landfill where the video games were supposedly buried to uncover the truth behind the legend.
Interesting and Well-made Documentary
Being a fan of all things 80s, ET and video games included, I thought this documentary sounded like something I would like. Glad to say I enjoyed watching it, and discovering whether the Atari ET video games burial was true or myth. I would recommend the £1 rental, as the documentary is only just over an hour long and is something you may only want to watch once, but you'll be glad you did.