Author Topic: Atari Dig Documentary  (Read 1062 times)

Offline Retro_Raiden

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 61
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
    • http://www.richardpiskorzonline.co.uk
Atari Dig Documentary
« on: March 26, 2015, 00:07:09 AM »
Hey guys!
I was wondering how many of you have watched the Atari: Game Over documentary on the Atari 2600 games which were buried in the Alamogordo Desert in New Mexico and what you thought about Atari actually having to resort to burying the game back in 1982/1983. Also wondering did any of you purchased one of them when they went on eBay a few months back?

Offline TrekMD

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 23653
  • Country: us
  • Karma: 95
    • View Profile
    • http://plus.google.com/+EugenioAngueira
Re: Atari Dig Documentary
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 00:36:44 AM »
I got to watch a good portion of it during CGE in Vegas last year.  I thought it was excellent and met Howard Scott Warshaw while there.  I do have the documentary on Google Play also.  We did have a thread with some of those being sold but I don't believe anyone here bought any of them.  Here is the thread:  So they dug up that ET landfill.

Going to the final frontier, gaming...

Offline Retro_Raiden

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 61
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
    • http://www.richardpiskorzonline.co.uk
Re: Atari Dig Documentary
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 01:12:52 AM »
Thanks dude. I just wanna say if no one here brought one then I am the first on here to have brought one :)

Offline TrekMD

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 23653
  • Country: us
  • Karma: 95
    • View Profile
    • http://plus.google.com/+EugenioAngueira
Re: Atari Dig Documentary
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015, 01:51:22 AM »
Hey, that's cool.  At least it came with the certificate and the extra documents.  :)

Going to the final frontier, gaming...

Offline Greyfox

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4760
  • Country: ie
  • Karma: 30
    • View Profile
    • http://www.atarigamer.co.uk
Re: Atari Dig Documentary
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 08:28:46 AM »
I watch the documentary and found it fantastic and really brought light to what happened and how things played out and was a wonderful insight to the main protagonist Howard Scott Warshaw's position etc, I thought I was a wonderful film as was World 1-1, you can see my review here and if your an Atari fan should have in your gaming documentaries collection.

Offline AmigaJay

  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1297
  • Country: england
  • Karma: 16
    • View Profile
    • Jay's Retro Game Blog
Re: Atari Dig Documentary
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 09:16:34 AM »
I watched it on Xbox a couple of months ago, i thought it was a very good documentary, a good insight of what really happened, and someone any video/computer game fan should watch.
Though they could easily taken out the couple of unnecessary swear words that i'm sure they thought was cool to include, and made it something all kids could have watched.
Old School Gamer Since 1982 - Creator of various gaming websites and blogs 1998-2018

Offline Retro_Raiden

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 61
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
    • http://www.richardpiskorzonline.co.uk
Re: Atari Dig Documentary
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 15:38:13 PM »
I re-watched the Atari: Game Over documentary last night because I think it is awesome. It really does provide a good insight into what happened back in 1982/1993.

Offline zapiy

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 12870
  • Country: england
  • Karma: 75
    • View Profile
Re: Atari Dig Documentary
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2015, 22:37:12 PM »
You know what, i need to watch this again.. Think i dozed off last time.
Own: Jaguar, Lynx, Dreamcast, Saturn, MegaDrive, MegaCD, 32X, GameGear, PS3, PS, PSP, Wii, GameCube, N64, DS, GBA, GBC, GBP, GB,  Xbox, 3DO, CDi,  WonderSwan, WonderSwan Colour NGPC

Offline Retro_Raiden

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 61
  • Karma: 1
    • View Profile
    • http://www.richardpiskorzonline.co.uk
Re: Atari Dig Documentary
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2015, 11:47:57 AM »
lol it is a good documentary.

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk