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Watch: XBox ET “Atari: Game Over” Trailer

Coming to XBox is the documentary, Atari: Game Over, based on the urban legend, which turned out to be true, surrounding the Atari landfill full of E.T. video games.

The story went that back in 1983, Atari banked on acquiring the rights to Steven Spielberg’s E.T. film. It turned out that due to the game being so bad as well as the console crash that happened that year, that Atari found they had a surplus of the game on hand. So what did they do? They dumped them at a landfill near near the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Then April of this year saw a crew for XBox go out and dig through the landfill where, sure enough, the E.T. video games were found.

Watch the trailer for “Atari: Game Over,” the untold story of the 80’s tech giant and its fateful launch of E.T., the video game. Coming this fall to Xbox.

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Atari E.T. Landfill Urban Legend Is True

Earlier today, an upcoming documentary for XBox dug up the infamous Atari E.T landfill out in New Mexico, which according to legend, is the site Atari dumped their surplus of consoles and E.T. video games.

From the below tweets, we see the urban legend is actually true as E.T. video games were unearthed.

The story goes that back in 1983, Atari banked on acquiring the rights to Steven Spielberg’s E.T film. It turned out that due to the game being so bad as well as the console crash that happened that year, that Atari found they had a surplus of the game on hand. So what did they do? They dumped them at a landfill near near the city of Alamogordo.

What’s interesting is that the story was never confirmed – well, that is until 30 years later when Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios dug up E.T. for their upcoming documentary about the video game industry.

Check out the images from the landfill of the Atari E.T. video game being unearthed:

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10 Movie Easter Eggs You May Have Missed

With Easter upon us, now seems a good time to take a look at those hidden goodies in various movies.

Below you can find 10 Easter Eggs that you might have missed.

Any favorites? Feel free to comment below.

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger as King Lear Movie Poster in Jurassic Park 2

Infinity Gauntlet in Thor

Millennium Falcon in Star Trek: The Next Generation: First Contact

Hank McCoy in X-Men 2

Bob Kane Signature on Batman sketch from 1989 movie

I Am Legend Superman/Batman

Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom Club Obi Wan

Joss Whedon’s Firefly ship in Battlestar Galactica

ETs in Star Wars: The Phantom Menance

Iron Man 3 Movie Poster Features Mandarin With Captain America’s Helmet

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Bonus For Marvel Cosmic Fans:

Annihilus featured with Quasar’s Quantum-Bands. Before we knew Annihilus had killed him.

Editor Andy Schmidt had to tell Marvel Cosmic fans about it as no one noticed.

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Free Superman Man of Steel Movie Poster and The Hobbit

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Want a free Man of Steel movie poster featuring Henry Cavill as the new Superman?

Of course you do.

Well, a free Superman movie poster is included in the latest issue of Total Film Magazine!

In addition to Superman, there are posters for Skyfall, Django Unchained and The Hobbit.

This issue of Total Film Magazine also has a feature on the sci-fi time travel thriller, Looper, which stars Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as well as previews for Star Trek 2, Robocop and Godzilla.

And we get a look at Taken 2 — and the reunited cast of E.T.?!

Thanks to MoS Fan FB for sharing.

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Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonat han “Pa” Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

Be sure to check out the Cosmic Book News Superman Movie Hub for even more news and information.

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