November 20, 2014

Atari: Game Over - The Documentary About That Time A Major Corporation Buried Hundreds of Thousands of Copies of E.T.: The Video Game Cause It Sucked Reese's Pieces...


One of the greatest video game Urban Legends ever had to be the one about E.T.: The Game... you know, the terrible movie adaption of a video game for the Atari system that was so bad the company buried hundreds of thousands of unsold copies rather than ruin the rep of the brand. Did it really happen? One never can tell... however, last year the supposed burial ground was to be exhumed, and low and behold it was REAL!!! Yup, Atari did bring all those games out to the middle of the desert... as well as many other secrets they wanted to hide. Terrible console ideas, bad port versions of classic games, and the tons of the 'dreaded alien that stole the box office but sunk the video game company' cartridges were found. In the documentary Atari: Game Over famed Hollywood writer Zak Penn (of X2 and X3: The Last Stand) tagged along, and the results look pretty fantastic. The doc is available free on the X-Box Live website. Check out the trailer after the jump...



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