First Look – Atari: Game Over – Documentary


As an 80s kid I can remember growing up with video games. It was one of the best things that ever happened to our generation. Of course this is getting into personal preference, but it was our generation. Saturday morning cartoons where the best: He-Man, G I Joe, ThunderCats, Silverhawks, Mask, Ninja Turtles, and video games. I can go on and on, and I want to, but I won't. The thought of all these things that were watched and played with as a child were seminal milestones in most of every child's upbringing, for our generation.

Atari was the first home console to turn the heads and captured the attention of children around the nation. With classic titles such as: Asteroids, Centipede, Defender, PAC-Man, Ikari Warriors, and not to mention the infamous E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Housing such a variety of titles on one home console, Atari clearly dominated the industry. But it wasn't all champagne and caviar wishes for Atari, from a great height came a great fall. There is a rich history in Atari's era, and this documentary is definitely one that has picked my interest.

It'll be fun to watch it when it comes out, if I say so myself. Anyone who has a special place for video games raised in the 80s should check it out. As for new gamers, see where everything videogame that you love now, came from?




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