'Atari: Game Over' Doc First Trailer About 'E.T.' Video Game Fiasco
If you're more than a casual video game fan, then you might already know about the infamous attempt at an Atari game that was E.T., based on Steven Spielberg's modern classic sci-fi film of the same name. The game is regarded as one of the worst ever made, and one of the biggest blunders ever by any tech company in history, one that almost sank the entire video game industry back in the 80s. If this sounds familiar, that's because the film just made the news recently after being behind the dig into a New Mexico landfill where millions of unsold copies of E.T. were buried. Now the documentary Atari: Game Over from director Zak Penn dives into the story of Atari and this failed game and the first trailer has arrived. Watch!
Here's the trailer for Zak Penn's documentary Atari: Game Over, direct from Xbox:
Atari: Game Over is directed by Zak Penn (director of The Grand, writer of The Avengers, Last Action Hero) and is the first in a feature documentary series called "Signal to Noise" from Xbox Entertainment Studios. The documentary ells the story of Atari, which went from being the fastest growing company in American history, to the producer of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial for the Atari 2600, a game that failed so miserably Atari ended up burying thousands of unsold copies of it in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Game creator Howard Warshaw and more are interviewed in the film arriving on Xbox sometime this fall. Cool?