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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 11:01:27 pm EDT (Viewed 67 times)

This documentary talks about the rise and fall of ATARI, how they were the undisputed KING of their era of gaming, the first computer company of silicon valley and how they fell from power.

It also deals with them locating and unearthing the alleged E.T. cartridge dumping ground and discovering that it wasn't just E.T that was buried there but a ton of Atari games and items, basically the dumping ground was a mass burial site for the company as it faded. Many cartridges that were unearthed were still intact and likely could still be played.

It also clarifies that while the Atari 2600 E.T the Extra Terrestrial game wasn't that great, it was NOT what caused the downfall of Atari. It is perceived as such in the eyes of the public but it is not the true cause. Basically over saturation of the market with the consoles and the bubble bursting is the true cause. E.T. was released at the time the implosion started, hence why it is perceived as the destruction of Atari when it really isn't.

I have played that E.T. game, it was created in 5 weeks for the holiday season by the man that created the very successful YAR'S REVENGE (based on the Star Castle arcade game) among other games. The man did what he could in 5 weeks and the game is playable and has some of the first official easter eggs in game history in it. Atari Adventure is the first of course but that was a secret that the programmer put in and didn't tell the company about.

Anyway, quit reading this and go watch Atari: Game Over. It is worth it.

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