All posts tagged: ET

Lost and Found: Landfill of E.T. Atari games

The story goes in 1983 Atari dumped millions of unsold E.T. game catridges in a New Mexico landfill after deeming them “unsellable”. Apparently the game sucked that bad. And finally after 30 years, the over 700,000 game cartridges have been discovered. And the best part of it all, Microsoft was there with cameras making a documentary of the full process.   The game was designed by Howard Scott Warshaw. The objective of the game is to guide the eponymous character through various screens to collect three pieces of an interplanetary telephone that will allow him to contact his home planet.   “The result is often cited as one of the worst video games released and was one of the biggest commercial failures in video gaming history. The game’s commercial failure and resulting effects on Atari are frequently cited as a contributing factor to the video game industry crash of 1983.” – Wikipedia     Advertisements

1980s Last Supper

I assume this dinner took place on Dec 31st, 1989 as the 1980’s came to an end. I also assume this has the same story line as the Last Supper by Da Vinci, so Marty Mcfly (we can all assume is Judas) is going to betray E.T. (who would respresent Jesus) most likely so he can get his Back to the Future cartoon on in the 90s…which we all know will last forever.