Atari: Game Over Doc Premiers November 20th

The recent excavation of dozens of copies of Atari games buried in the New Mexico desert served to validate an urban legend that had swirled about in the gaming community for years. The saga that spawned that mythos will be given its day in the limelight with a new documentary from Xbox Studios, the now defunct attempt by Microsoft to get into the television production business. The documentary, Atari: Game Over, will cover the nearly mythic tale of how Atari rose to fame as one of the industry’s first real giants and its eventual demise that brought about a crash so mammoth in proportion that it nearly took the entire video gaming industry with it. Viewers will also get a look at how the Atari video game adaption of E.T. contributed to the crash, and how the eventual decision to dump all unsold copies of the game in the desert came to pass.

The film will also cover the aforementioned excavation effort and the media circus that surrounded the attempt to find the truth behind one of gaming’s biggest urban legends. The documentary will premiere on November 20th exclusively on Xbox Live.

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Source: Eurogamer

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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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