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  1. Review: Like Video Games and Archaeology? You’ll Really Dig Atari: Game Over

    Press start.

    As we noted in our interview with Atari: Game Over director Zak Penn yesterday, if you've heard about this movie before, then it's pretty likely that you already think you know what it's about. Here's the thing, though: you really don't know the half of it.

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  2. Interview: Atari: Game Over Director Zak Penn On Video Games, Movie Adaptations, and Pacific Rim 2

    On February 2nd, Atari: Game Over, which documents the quest to find Atari E.T. cartridges that were buried in the New Mexico desert over 30 years ago, will be available on VOD. Our review will be up tomorrow, but in the meantime we had the chance to talk with director Zak Penn about the project, as well as some other irons he has in the fire. If you've ever thought of going into screenwriting, he has some really great tips for you all.

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  3. Excavated E.T. Atari Cartridges Heading To Museums and Auctions

    What even are video games.

    One day, our grandchildren will ask of us: "Were you there when the E.T. Atari cartridges were unearthed?" And we'll reply, "Dear ones, we were on the internet. We were all there."

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  4. Atari: Game Over Documentary Trailer Makes the E.T. Video Game Look Fun for the First Time Ever

    And if it's not, we can always just toss it back in that hole.

    At first glance, this trailer about a bunch of buried cartridges of a really terrible game might look a tad overdramatic, but there's an incredibly interesting story about the video game industry's near dissolution lying just under that initial impression. Luckily, Microsoft didn't bury all of its Xbox TV content in the desert when they axed Xbox Entertainment Studios, and this documentary will premiere on Xbox Live in the fall.

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  5. Denny’s Is Remixing Atari Games Into Breakfast-Themed Slices of Weirdness

    DON'T. QUESTION. DENNY'S.

    Today in "What is this? Why is this?": Denny's, that bastion of fine American cuisine, has teamed up with Atari to provide the teeming masses with some free mobile games. Their titles: Centipup, Take-Out, and Hashteroids. I think I'm in love. And also hungry. But not for Denny's. Ew. IHOP all the way.

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  6. You Can Buy Those E.T. Game Cartridges They Dug Up In The New Mexico Desert

    If you're interested in owning the worst game ever made, that is.

    Remember that E.T. game that was so horrible they buried it by the millions in the New Mexico desert? And how a documentary film crew finally found and excavated the landfill? If you followed the whole #DiggingET story, then you might be interested in knowing that you can now own your own excavated copy of the game.

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  7. The Atari E.T. Landfill Graveyard Has Been Found And They’re Excavating It Right Now

    I think... I think this signals the beginning of the end times.

    Remember that horrible E.T. game for Atari? The one that everyone said is buried by the millions in the New Mexico desert? And a documentary film crew was trying to find them all? Well, gamer-bros, the landfill graveyard has been found - and they're digging up copies of everyone's least-favorite favorite retro game right now.

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  8. Plan to Exhume Millions of E.T. Atari Cartridges Put on Hold Over Environmental Concerns

    Maybe this is a sign that this terrible game should stay buried?

    Last June, we told you about a documentary film crew that planned to excavate a long-closed landfill rumored to be the final resting place of millions of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Atari game cartridges. Unfortunately, the plan is on hold, and it's not clear when, if ever, the cartridges will be dug up.

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  9. Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pulled From Sale While Publishers And Developers Duke It Out

    Well, guess we'll have to wait and see where the pieces fall in the end.

    The Enhanced Edition of the classic RPG Baldur's Gate has been removed from digital shelves at the Apple App Store and on the website of its developer, Beamdog. According to Beamdog's president Trent Oster, the game has been taken down "at our publishing partner's request as we attempt to resolve a number of contractual issues," the details of which they are legally prohibited from discussing. The legal dispute will prevent the release of the Android version, which has been expected for months, and a major patch for the game, and will send the Enhanced Edition of Baldur's Gate II plummeting into development hell. Excuse me, development Baator.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Thor Can Prance If He Wants To

    Things We Saw Today

      The mystery of Thor's workout routine has been revealed thanks to the YouTube channel Everyday Thor.

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