Atari: Game Over

2015 • 66 minutes
87 reviews
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Atari: Game Over is the Xbox Originals documentary that chronicles the fall of the Atari Corporation through the lens of one of the biggest mysteries of all time, dubbed “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983.” As the story goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with an overwhelmingly negative response to “E.T.,” the video game for the Atari 2600, disposed of hundreds of thousands of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

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87 reviews
tollerable guy
March 31, 2016
This is the best documentary film ever made. I was researching the case for over 4 years. I collected loads of evidence towards the whole landfill situation. It's very interesting to research about. I then hear that they are going to be making a documentary about it. This got me excited. The outcome was better than I expected. It's really interesting. You get to see what was going on in Atari at the time, a history of Howards games, the first Easter Egg being shown. I highly recommend this.
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Caleb Strain
May 22, 2015
I haven't purchased here, but I saw it on tv. Amazing story of the fall of Atari and the legend of the E.T. landfill. 10/10 would recommend to everyone who walks in the room.
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Nathan Cunningham
March 22, 2015
Have this on my XB1 since it was free and I will say its a lot better than I thought it was going to be and its definitely worth the watch
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