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IGN: How E.T. The Game "Succeeded", Despite "Killing" the Gaming Industry


NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

We often get into vigorous debates about what the “best game of all time” is, but what about the worst game of all time? For decades, that honor has popularly belonged to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a 1982 licensed game for the Atari 2600 based on the movie of the same name. But the real story of ET is far deeper than the hole that was dug to house hundreds of copies of the critically-panned game in a New Mexico landfill. Rather, ET’s development is a tale of the perils of crunch, an advent of new game design ideas, one man’s efforts to make good on a promise to a film giant, and an industry-wide crash that transformed video games forever. This is Art of the Level.


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Watch 17 minutes of IGN for the sake of understanding whatever gotcha it is they're using to frame this turd within the And That's A Good Thing blogger trope?

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I don't think I will.
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