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E.T. Atari 2600 30th Anniversary Kickstarter


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#1 TheScore

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:06 AM

[Moderator please delete. Moved to more appropriate CAG forums.]

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#2 Vigilante

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:08 AM

Your first link is incorrectly coded. Here you go: www.kickstarter.com/projects/164500077/et-the-extra-terrestrial-30th-anniversary-poster

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#3 247

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:09 AM

First link doesn't work

#4 TheScore

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:12 AM

OK - that should fix the first link. Thanks.

#5 Shimrra

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:14 AM

Is this a video game deal?

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#6 argyle

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:19 AM

Is this a video game deal?


No, I don't think it's any kind of a deal period. I'm honestly baffled at why anyone would WANT this. I don't think I'd take it if it were given to me.
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#7 Camre

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:20 AM

Is this a video game deal?


Correct me if Im wrong, but nope.

#8 simmias

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:20 AM

Anyone who thinks E.T. is the worst game of all time hasn't played a lot of games, or is probably significantly younger than me.

#9 TheScore

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:21 AM

If we posted this in the wrong place, we'll delete and re-post...don't want to anger anybody!

#10 Shimrra

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:21 AM

No, I don't think it's any kind of a deal period. I'm honestly baffled at why anyone would WANT this. I don't think I'd take it if it were given to me.


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#11 MR_E

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:22 AM

Lol...I was hoping this would be some sort of kickstarter campaign to find and unearth the steamrolled cartridges or something.

#12 hypertails02

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:22 AM

It's not even for the damn game, it's for a poster and (for $45) a sticker. Thanks, but no thanks, OP.

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#13 TheScore

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:25 AM

E.T. is the consensus worst game of all time, but we'd love to hear of other terrible ones as we'll end up roasting plenty of them with various merchandise.

It's certainly the worst one I've ever played. Not "worse than expectations," but just the most purely unplayable game around. I'm an older gamer myself.

#14 iamsmart

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:26 AM

Wow.

#15 Vigilante

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:26 AM

If we posted this in the wrong place, we'll delete and re-post...don't want to anger anybody!

Maybe in one of these forums instead?

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#16 TheScore

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:29 AM

Thanks Vigilante. Will move in just a few minutes.

Definitely not a deal, as it is pricey as someone pointed out, but did think I saw other Kickstarters in the main forum from time to time. Thanks. Will delete once moved.

#17 Vigilante

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:30 AM

Thanks Vigilante. Will move in just a few minutes.

Definitely not a deal, as it is pricey as someone pointed out, but did think I saw other Kickstarters in the main forum from time to time. Thanks. Will delete once moved.

No problem. Good luck! :)

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#18 DesertLeo

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:33 AM

I still have my Atari copy sitting on my desk in my office.


No idea why.

#19 TheScore

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:37 AM

Deleted main post and moved - thanks.

#20 mer71

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:42 AM

E.T. is the consensus worst game of all time, but we'd love to hear of other terrible ones as we'll end up roasting plenty of them with various merchandise.

It's certainly the worst one I've ever played. Not "worse than expectations," but just the most purely unplayable game around. I'm an older gamer myself.


I remember getting a copy on clearance back in the day. And I did play it quite often. I didn't realize what a piece of crap it was.

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#21 Elusive

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:48 AM

I remember getting a copy on clearance back in the day. And I did play it quite often. I didn't realize what a piece of crap it was.


Same here, actually - well, the playing it and not realizing what a piece of crap it was thing. My grandparents had an NES, and I used to play it when I was really young (early 90s, in other words). I beat ET a few times without too much trouble, so it's not that unplayable if a six year old can beat it.

EDIT: I just realized I put NES instead of 2600. They had both consoles, sure, but still. Oops.

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#22 Lord_Kefka

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:01 AM

Anyone who thinks E.T. is the worst game of all time hasn't played a lot of games, or is probably significantly younger than me.


32, played more than my share of games, E.T. is definitely up there. Buggy, awful to look at (by Atari standards), terrible music/sounds (again, even for Atari), and well known for having been a complete rush job to just have it on the shelf. What do you got?

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#23 simmias

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:20 AM

32, played more than my share of games, E.T. is definitely up there. Buggy, awful to look at (by Atari standards), terrible music/sounds (again, even for Atari), and well known for having been a complete rush job to just have it on the shelf. What do you got?

So you played E.T. when you were one? No wonder you couldn't figure it out.

Off the top of my head: the Swordquest series, Kaboom, the Smurfs game (but it was awesome on Colecovision), almost all sports games (but the RealSports games were awesome), Haunted House, Krull, the freaking Coke game... I could go on and on. Any 2600 game looks dated and awful years after the fact. When these games were coming out, we played them, liked them, and didn't know better.

#24 simmias

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:22 AM

Oh God, and I just remember my friend's sister had a Strawberry Shortcake game. That one was truly awful.

#25 Chuck Stank

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:24 AM

Kickstarter is sure producing a lot of stupid shit.
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#26 Mooby

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:32 AM

Anyone who thinks E.T. is the worst game of all time hasn't played a lot of games, or is probably significantly younger than me.



This. People who tend to say that it's the worst are just parroting what they've heard without actually having played it. By Atari 2600 standards it wasn't that bad. Not even the worst game on the system much less of all time.

#27 TheScore

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:37 AM

E.T. had the misfortune of bringing down an industry giant when it failed. The lore behind the game, in addition to its unplayability and confused approach, is why most consider it the worst game of all time.

There's always going to be a discussion here. Can't believe Krull was brought up, however - that was actually a good game!! LOL.

#28 sixteenvolt420

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:43 AM

I still have my Atari copy sitting on my desk in my office.


No idea why.


If it'll make you feel any better, i have 2 copies for my 2600.

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#29 Blumpkin

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:44 AM

Why? Why would someone kickstart this? There are a lot of graves in the Mojave Desert. There is at least one of them that is there for good reason.

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#30 simmias

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:50 AM

E.T. wasn't any more "unplayable" than Raiders, and was certainly more accessible than the Swordquest games. If you read the instruction manual with E.T. you were fine. People just crap on E.T. because they saw a YouTube video somewhere where a guy crapped on it. I saw one where a guy was crapping on Adventure and it made me equally mad. If you didn't live through these games coming out, I think you don't have the proper perspective.

Think of all the Wii shovelware games we got in the last few years. The 2600 went through basically the same thing, but with even crappier games. Everybody and their mother was designing games, and half of them stank. At least E.T. had a goal you could work toward and an end-game. I haven't played it in 30 years, so I'm sure my nostalgia goggles are fogging things up for me a bit, but it certainly wasn't my least favorite game when it came out. Not even close.