Atari: Game Over documentary debuts on November 20th

Atari Dig_JonathanEven though Xbox Entertainment Studios is essentially no more, we are thankful that the Atari: Game Over documentary will still see the light of day.

Microsoft and Lightbox are set to premiere the free documentary on Xbox platforms via Xbox Live, including For those looking forward to seeing those old dusty E.T. Atari 2600 cartridges (among others) dug up from their final resting place in a New Mexico desert landfill, you can do so beginning on November 20th.

Read on for more details and a trailer.

Atari: Game Over trailer:
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Xbox is proud to present a new documentary film ?Atari: Game Over? with two-time Academy Award winning producer Simon Chinn (?Searching for Sugar Man? and ?Man on Wire?) and Emmy winning producer Jonathan Chinn (FX?s ?30 Days? and PBS?s ?American High?), through their multi-platform media company, Lightbox. The film explores the fabled Atari mystery, dubbed ?The Great Video Game Burial of 1983.? As the legend goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video game, disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. ?Atari: Game Over? is directed by writer/director Zak Penn (?X-Men 2,? ?Avengers,? and ?Incident at Loch Ness?). It will air exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 20, 2014.