Atari: Game Over [Blu-ray]
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This enthralling documentary chronicles the fall of the Atari Corporation and investigates one of the biggest mysteries of all time, dubbed “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983.” In the early 1980s, Atari supposedly buried nearly a million copies of “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial” -- one of the company’s biggest commercial failures and often cited as one of the worst games ever released -- in a New Mexican desert landfill. Over time, reports of this strange mass burial became a sort of urban legend. Decades later, a crew attempts to separate fact from fiction by digging up all of the old game cartridges and shedding light on this fascinating mystery.
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ok half of it is
The recent landfill footage stuff is pretty much filler and more a gimmick
It was smart PR by Microsoft who helped finance the dig
It's somewhat interesting but, Not so much..... (It gets old and drawn out)
The thing that makes this a real must see is the Biography of ATARI
mostly Nolan Bushnell (Co-Founder, Atari)
Howard Scott Warshaw (Game Engineer, Atari Inc)
The story of Atari and these men is just fascinating,engaging and also heartbreaking
They were true pioneers in technology that in many ways never got the full credit they deserve
If it wasn't for Atari there would have never been a apple or micosoft etc
The only negative is It's a very short 66min. the time goes by super quick
It's a must see Doc if you are a documentary fan, a video game fan, or you just grew up in the 1980's
The film tries to ask if the E.T. Atari 2600 Game was the worst ever??? Did it help put Atari down in the hardware business ???
After the film i was torn i felt so bad for Howard Scott Warshaw he seems to be this really cool throw-back hippie type guy who was smart and got into the gaming industry cause he understood it! and the profession he loved broke him mentally!
For the longest times gamers have pointed the finger at E.T. as the template as "The Worst" when looking at it now
It's nowhere near the worst game ever made! The gaming crash of the early 1980's can't be blamed solely on one man or his work
There were plenty of hands in the cookie jar **Must See** 9.8/10
If you have a gold microsoft account you can get the movie free on any of your devices
Hopefully the Blu Ray comes with special features maybe even a Director's Cut
I always felt that Ray Kassar and Steve Ross should have received 90% of the blame for the E.T. debacle, and Howard did the best possible job in the time he had to make the game.
The story is about the rise and fall of the Atari gaming system, and how it's sudden end was blamed on the game E.T. Much like game companies do today (I'm looking a you E.A./Electronic Arts) , Atari pushed the game designers to get a new game out in time for a holiday release, to go along side the movie it was created after. And just like other games pushed out in order to meet a quick deadline, the game was released with problems and flaws. But unlike the games of today, which play on consoles that can connect to the internet and customers can download program updates even after the games release, when the Atari games went out with glitches, they remained filled with glitches.
Because of the problems with the game, sales were not nearly as high as the company anticipated and they also ended up with large numbers of returns. It was rumored for years that millions of unsold and returned copies of the E.T. games were dumped and buried in a landfill somewhere in New Mexico. This film follows the story of the supposed landfill being dug up, to see if the rumors are true. And also goes over the history or the Atari system, with interviews from game designers and other who worked for the company.
For gamers who've been playing since the 80's, this is a fun film to watch with a really well done ending.
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