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Watch the Atari: Game Over documentary for free on Xbox

Yes, there are a lot of big new games out this week, but if you need a break from the rush you don't have to move from your Xbox. Instead, you can dig into the past by watching Xbox Live's Atari: Game Over documentary for free. The hour-long feature explores the video game crash of 1983, a seism...

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Excavated E.T. Atari carts fetch more than $1,500 at auction

One man's trash is another man's pricey, crushed game cartridge. Last week's eBay auctions for Atari cartridges unearthed during the production of the Atari: Game Over documentary have concluded, with the top-grossing auction pulling in $1,537 for a mangled, sort-of boxed copy of ET for the Atari...

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ET and other exhumed Atari games hit eBay

Want to buy some literal garbage? An eBay seller is auctioning off a collection of Atari 2600 cartridges recovered from a recent excavation of a New Mexico landfill, including several crushed copies of the infamous dud ET. An excavation team headed out to Alamogordo, New Mexico, earlier this yea...

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Alone in the Dark: Illumination trailer sheds light on the series' new direction

Atari is now accepting Steam pre-orders for Alone in the Dark: Illumination, the latest entry in its long-running survival horror franchise. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Illumination is a Left 4 Dead-like co-op shooter in which a team of up to four players use varied weaponry and char...

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Xbox's Atari, E.T. documentary phones home on November 20

Atari: Game Over, the documentary following an excavation for Atari cartridges once rumored to be buried in a landfill decades ago, will premiere November 20 on Xbox Live, director Zak Penn has announced. Game Over was part of a six-film series called Signal to Noise, a collaboration between th...

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Excavated ET cartridges will be sold, distributed to museums

Remember when Xbox Entertainment Studios and Lightbox Entertainment spent a weekend digging up a bunch of Atari cartridges from a landfill? Both studios may have gotten the documentary footage they were looking for, but what do you do with the cartridges after the joy of proving an urban tale fades...

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Joystiq Weekly: Free upgrades for Destiny, Hatoful Boyfriend review, PAX Prime and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. PAX Prime 2014 ended on Monday, but we're still recovering...

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RollerCoaster Tycoon World screens show worlds of fun

Watching a roller coaster being built isn't terribly exciting or pleasant, what with the loud, heavy machinery and often simple nature of the ride's scaffolding. Thankfully, watching RollerCoaster Tycoon World be built is at least a little more eye-catching. Atari has released the first screens ...

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Alone in the Dark: Illumination aims for November on PC

Alone in the Dark: Illumination is shooting for a November release, Pure FPS producer Stephanie Marroquin tells Joystiq. Publisher Atari confirmed the launch window goal, but adds an exact release date for the PC title has not been solidified. Alone in the Dark: Illumination is an Unreal Engine ...

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A modern-day Asteroids could combine space and survival

With Atari back from the brink of extinction once again, the publisher has shifted its focus from a game maker to a license holder that finds development partners to create modern-day interpretations of its library of classic franchises. In an interview during PAX Prime 2014, Atari CEO Fred Ches...

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