If you are more than a casual video game fan, then you probably know about the infamous attempt at an Atari game that was “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.” Based on Steven Spielberg’s modern classic sci-fi film of the same name, the game is 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.
You may also heard about the game because it made the news recently when millions of unsold copies of “E.T.” were discovered buried a New Mexico landfill. Now, the documentary “Atari: Game Over” from Zak Penn (director of “The Grand” and writer of “The Avengers”) dives into the story of Atari and this failed game and the first trailer has now arrived online. (CONTINUED)