While hunting through the internet newspaper archives to replace stuff lost for this blog, I came across this ad:
Normally I'd throw it in a post with other ads but this is an ad for the infamous E.T. Atari game. So why is it infamous? It was so bad that it was a contributing factor to the video game crash that almost ended the industry. Yes E.T. almost killed video games! Their was a legend (which is partly true) that Atari buried the unsold games in a dump. Unlike the urban legend only 10% found were ET and it was a dumping ground for Atari's Texas unsold stock. You can read more about it here or you can read about the video game burial site here!
If only that poor alien knew what he was endorsing!ReplyDelete
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