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#1 Jun 05 2013 at 6:07 AM Rating: Good
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A Canadian multimedia company just got permission from the owners of a municipal landfill in NM to dig for ancient artifacts. Specifically they're after the legendary ET Atari game. Supposedly many unsold copies of the really bad game were disposed of in this dessert dump.
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It is believed that nine articulated lorries full of ET games and other Atari toys delivered their shipments to the landfill in 1983.
Wtf is an 'articulated' lorry?

Anyone play the ET game on your Atari?

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#2 Jun 05 2013 at 6:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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Zomg Wiki! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articulated_vehicle

I played a lot of Pitfall, I know that. Never played ET, but at this point it might be fun to excavate old Atari games. What the **** else is there to do?
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#3 Jun 05 2013 at 6:46 AM Rating: Good
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It's just a plain old tractor-trailer with a box. A standard 18 wheeler. Not even a tandem.
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#4 Jun 05 2013 at 7:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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I played ET on the Atari. I honestly don't remember it being that bad. You had to actually read the instructions so I think that played into it; you couldn't just grab the game and start into it. It wasn't a great game but it was playable. It wasn't any worse in concept or execution than the Raiders of the Lost Ark game. I think it was just over-produced for the size of the video game market and then got a reputation for being worse than it was.

You want a bad Atari game, look at their terrible port of Pac-Man. It's a flickering buggy crapfest. And, in the run up to it, it was so anticipated that it was being sold everywhere. Like Beanie Babies in the early 2000's, you'd find hardware stores and gas stations selling $50 pre-orders. Then you got this...



Until Pac-Man eats a ghost, you can't even tell if that's several ghosts the system can't draw at once or one single wraith madly teleporting around the maze. And to add insult to injury, it was just lazy programming. The programmer had a guaranteed pay out from it and the whole project was just half-assed. Look at what this guy produced homebrew for the same Atari 2600 console:

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#5 Jun 05 2013 at 7:18 AM Rating: Good
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#6 Jun 05 2013 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
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It wasn't any worse in concept or execution than the Raiders of the Lost Ark game.

I had a strange fascination with Tsetse flies after playing that game as a child.
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#7 Jun 05 2013 at 9:06 AM Rating: Good
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This Canadian multimedia company, are they French?

I mean, this looks like a great way to waste money, probably from some government grant. The French are good at that.
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#8 Jun 05 2013 at 9:22 AM Rating: Good
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Uglysasquatch wrote:
This Canadian multimedia company, are they French?

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Fuel Industries is an Ottawa, Ontario based online interactive and marketing agency. Founded in 1999 by Mike Burns, Jeff Doiron, Dave Ozipko and Brian Nesbitt, Fuel Industries employs over 85 people and has an office in Los Angeles.
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Sounds like the Monkeys.
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#9 Jun 06 2013 at 7:35 AM Rating: Good
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They get the funniest of looks from ev'ry one they meet.
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#11 Jun 10 2013 at 1:12 PM Rating: Good
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I'm not touching that.
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#12 Jun 10 2013 at 1:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'd spray on my anti-internet-cooties stuff and give it a try, but I'm afraid my computer would catch on fire.
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#13 Jun 10 2013 at 1:16 PM Rating: Good
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It went away. Smiley: frown
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#14 Jun 10 2013 at 1:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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Sad day. Smiley: frown
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