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The documentary about the burial of the Atari E.T. game will be released in 10 days, it has been confirmed.
Titled “Atari: Game Over” the documentary will detail the discovery of copies of the Atari 2600 E.T. game released back in 1982 which were buried in the New Mexico desert – a myth long uncovered until April this year.
Atari Inc, a leading video game manufacturer allegedly dumped 14 truckloads of game cartridges at a city landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico following the game’s universal panning and disappointing sales, leaving them with tons of unsold cartridges.
Atari and its employees continuously denied such events happened until one Idaho man claimed he was the one behind the dumping.
According to Eurogamer, the documentary chronicling the dumping and Atari’s fall will be available via Xbox Live on November 20th.
Produced by Xbox Entertainment Studios and directed by Zak Penn, writer of X Men: The Last Stand and The Avengers, it will also feature an interview with the game’s designer Howard Scott.