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  1. Yeah plus I can imagine digging up, smelly, rocky soil in the freaking desert probably isn't an ideal vacation activity! Why bother with that? Many of the more modern reviews begin with " E.T. The worst game ever made, so bad Atari buried millions of them" Why not just accept the reviews of the day? You know, before the silliness.
  2. Maybe because people think their personal beliefs are the only correct beliefs and everyone else should think like them because then the world would be a better place? I dunno. It's hard for some people to grasp another person might have their own beliefs about ANY given topic and it be completely the opposite of theirs. I personally think anyone's beliefs are the right ones for their little world and they shouldn't get mad at others for not thinking like them. That said. E.T. for the Atari 2600 is in fact one of the greatest games ever made, and I would have ditched the wife and grabbed a shovel.
  3. Seems to me, people have taken all available vintage reviews and calculated average based on those ratings and reviews and E.T. wound up just that, an average reviewed game for the time. Based on that it was received just fine. It didn't get all glowing reviews for sure, but it certainly didn't get a majority of dismal reviews, much less enough to qualify it as the worst game of all time, all that nonsense came later when people decided to invent the myth. I will agree with you about one thing though, I am super for sure, not unlike the game if a person can grasp the play mechanics.
  4. Yeah it's sarcasm plain and simple. What I mean is, the myth was always nonsense, and the dig proved that. This is a long thread I know, but I was around when it was started, and in spite of my apparent terrible grasp of the English language in general my view has never changed, just read the thread there is plenty of great information for anybody that takes any time to actually read it. Atari 2600 E.T. was great game for it's time, you just had to be somewhat intelligent to play it and in spite of what you might have heard, there was never a day millions of the carts were buried because the game sucked, or was too confusing so most people returned it and it certainly didn't cause the video game crash. LOL Ok so you are now changing the legend, is that it? I'm not totally convinced that's how urban legends work, but sure, let us know what your version of the E.T. myth is so we can document it for future discussion.
  5. It's not assessing any discussion, it's assessing the actual dig results. Hoping you provide additional information soon so we can prove once and for all that almost all the E.T. carts bought were returned and had to be buried because the game was so terrible. You and I both know E.T. caused the video game crash, but we need to get others on board mate.
  6. Nah, it absolutely was not. The carts buried were random stock and most recovered weren't E.T. The sea of millions of E.T.'s is a myth as it stands. But hey let no one discourage you from raising the $$$ to spread out and investigate some more. I personally won't hold my breath, but I do believe in you.
  7. I'd say it's at least pretty close. " Atari did not make too many E.T.'s" It's obviously true because they produced more carts after the initial run. " instead were customer returns" This one is iffy. It's very possible some of the carts were returns, they were basically just games taking up space in a warehouse, who's to say some weren't returned product? "but not the insanity that the legend held?" The sea of millions of E.T. carts, a game so bad everyone returned their copy and it killed off the video game industry? Yep, that was pretty insane, or maybe just dumb.
  8. I always thought Epyx was such an awesome producers of games. I'm not a huge sports fan, but always loved the Olympic games they would release (Summer games, Winter games, etc..) and don't get me started on the Apshi games. I'm surprised they arent still around.
  9. Ha!! There is no doubt, the games being made by enthusiasts today are simply amazing!! I can't imagine that some of the recent games, had they been released back in the day would have made millions of dollars!
  10. Nice. I always liked Turmoil. Good simple fun.
  11. Ugh what awful news. Nukey will be missed for sure.
  12. I recalling seeing this game years ago and thinking it was amazing looking. The Dreamcast was always a favorite system of mine, and stuff like this is why.
  13. I beat the first game (again) and I guess I forgot how cheesy the ending was. Still a great experience. I started a new game of ME2. Wow the graphics seem way more advanced in the second game. I didn't remember that from back in the day. The first games, remastered graphics, didn't really blow me away, but the opening of ME2 sure did. Looking forward to continuing the adventure. That said... After playing the first game, I found myself missing some of the features of Andromeda. I know that game wasn't very well received, and I did pick it up a couple years after the launch, so maybe a lot of the initial issues were ironed out, but I really thought it was a solid entry in the series.
  14. AH very cool. I figure I might have missed it. Not a huge deal. I'm really enjoying my latest play through of the game. It's been almost 15 years after all. I remember the load times used to be awful in the game, now, they take a few seconds!
  15. Just got an Xbox series X today and had the Mass Effect trilogy waiting for it when I got it home. So far so good. I've played about 15 minutes. Can you not customize your character in this latest version? Maybe I missed it, or maybe it comes later? One thing that strikes me about the latest system is it's pretty much exactly the same as the Xbox One, from the dashboard anyways. I plugged in my external drive and quick as pie 100s of games to play, but it was like I was looking at my Xbox One. I know it's supposed to load faster and have better graphics, but it was pretty jarring, to go from the One yesterday and the Series X today, and it pretty much looks and functions exactly the same so far.
  16. Love this album. Back in the day, like 25+ years ago, prior to them re-releasing the album on CD (which is remastered and not the same BTW) I used to dupe a copy of the album on to cassette tape and sell it with my Atari auctions on eBay. More than once I'd get hit up by people on the side just wanting a copy of the album. To this day I'm convinced neither Buckner nor Garcia ever actually played the game Frogger before writing the song Froggy's Lament. "Pluck your magic twanger, Froggy" ??? What the hell was that all about? I've played that game many times and I've never plucked anything!! 😉😁
  17. "Any PS5 owners here yet? Not near as many as there should be.
  18. I received my box at the end of November. It's been a long wait, I think I'll open it tonight on Christmas Eve.
  19. Ohhh yeah! That game needed a sequel for sure! There was way more they could have done with that character, especially when you consider he had a copter backpack! Pitfall 2 was one of the best sequels ever and at the time of its release it blew me away. I think then and now I consider it one of the best Atari 2600 games. Pitfall 3 should have been a thing. I also wish they had broken up the 007 games into more fleshed out games based on the movies. I'm a sucker for movie based games, so maybe that just my biased.
  20. My memories of Apollo was they had cool art on the boxes and descriptions of games that made them out to be way more exciting than they were. I owned Infiltrate and thought it was kind of cool, but it got hard way too quickly and way to suddenly to be much fun. I'd play it briefly every now and again. I rented Space Cavern from the local video store, and thought it sounded awesome. I couldn't wait to play it and knew I'd be set for the weekend. Needless to say it was pretty much disappointing and after a few games I turned it off.
  21. Wow! That is amazing!!! You were VERY VERY good this year!!
  22. That all changed with the creation of this thread! I'm a completest and like to explore and find everything in an area of a game until I move on to the next. I was having trouble getting all the glitches in the first area, to the point I had to look it up. It made sense I was missing the grappling hook. I always thought the characters moved around similar to Spider Man, more so now that I have that grappling hook! Of course Spider Man never ran around assassinating people in the street!
  23. Wow that was a very cool video! I've never been to London but recognize many of those places from the game. Syndicate really is a beautiful game. Video game worlds have come a long way!
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