I have this video game, and gameplay is indeed terrible.

Paul Hair

How E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial's Failure Changed Games Forever - The Video Game Crash of 1983 decimated America's games industry and at the heart of it all was Atari's infamous failure, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

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Michael  Loftus
Michael Loftus


This game was featured on a great documentary recently. That the dude even was able to finish it in the timeframe was a herculean task. Just an incredible feat! Hall of fame level shit. AND this is the first game with an "Easter Egg"
ET Takes a LOT of shit. But the handwriting was on the wall for Atari WAAAAAY before ET. The guy that made that game is legit hero.