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Atari: Game Over

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An urban legend states that in 1983 the 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 a small New Mexico town. Could the story be true?

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Atari: Game Over

DocumentaryTV-141 Hour 6 Mins

Explores the fabled urban legend known as “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983”. As the story goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with an overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video ga

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Credits

Cast

Howard Warshaw, Mike Mika, Zak Penn, Ernst Cline

Director

Zak Penn

Executive Producers

Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn

Cinematographer

Eric Zimmerman

Editor

Andrew Seklir