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80s, Bad, and Christmas: Chris Kohler @kobunheat 18m We have ET. WE HAVE ET pic.twitter.com/fIPTXgsyoo Expand 4, Reply Retweet ★ Favorite More Chris Kohler @kobunheat-4m Close up. pic.twitter.com/inSKukib24 ATARI 75 Expand Reply Retweet FavoriteMoe lightspeedsound: videogamesarepurehappiness: maqdaddio: ask-gallows-callibrator: vergess: coelasquid: derples: raisehelia: cavebae: estpolis: mrdappersden: They did it, they fucking did it. holyfducjk HISTORY holy shit! can someone explain this to me Thirty years ago a legendary ET game came to fruition, so awful that as the tale told, all unsold copies of it were buried in a pit in New Mexico. A documentary film crew has just unearthed the stash, proving the legend true. I don’t think people fully grasp just how awful it was. This one game, by the sheer merit of its unmatched shittiness, destroyed the video game and console market so thoroughly that the at home video game nearly went the way of the 8-track player. It was literally so awful that it nearly changed the entire course of technology. how can a video game possibly be that bad People don’t really understand why it was terrible though, and the reasons why are extremely important and relevant especially today. The game itself is bad, yes. It was built up to be an exciting hit for kids to play at Christmas in 1982. So much in fact, that retailers bought WAY more stock then could every be sold based on the hype. However, people at the time liked the game. It looks bad now, but the game itself was pretty on par with the times. It wound up selling 1.5 million copies. Which would be great, except Atari was expecting to sell 4-5 million. While initial reception was positive, critics started panning the game as critics do. While it was no worse than most other games at the time, it was stil frustrating and hard to play. It could not live up to the hype that had been built and negative press built up quickly. But what was ALSO happening was a flood of cheap imitations on the market. ET is a licensed game, and like all licenses comes at a higher markup. So if you wanted to buy a game for yourself or your kid, would you buy 1 game, or 2 for the same price? Atari was also screwing around with how they handled their distributors. Just before the game went to public, but AFTER the game had been bought and shipped, Atari announced that they were cancelling every existing contract with distributors and signing with only a select few. So distributors, now pissed off and with an abundance of games that were NOT selling and with prices slashed horribly to sell games that people were quickly losing interest in, retailers put their claims to return a collective 2.5-3.5 million copies back to Atari. Atari, unable to recycle the cartridges or resell them in any way, wound up burying them in the Nevada desert. This caused the Video Game Crash of the early 80s that put a dark mark on video games until Nintendo (and in some small part other game companies) to revive later.   It was the perfect storm. An over-hyped overpriced game sold to an increasingly frustrated and over-saturated market with retailers scrambling to make a dime while Game Devs blame the market for poor sales. Some say the proverbial planets are aligning again, with way too many consoles putting way too samey games on the market at way too high a cost with a strong dependence on Pre-orders and pre-order exclusives. Wanna give the game a shot?  Internet Archives actually has a copy of it at this link: https://archive.org/details/E.T._The_Extra-Terrestrial_1982_Atari_NTSC this is like the dutch tulip bubble of our times
80s, Bad, and Christmas: Chris Kohler @kobunheat 18m
 We have ET. WE HAVE ET pic.twitter.com/fIPTXgsyoo
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 Chris Kohler @kobunheat-4m
 Close up. pic.twitter.com/inSKukib24
 ATARI
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They did it, they fucking did it.

holyfducjk

HISTORY

holy shit!

can someone explain this to me

Thirty years ago a legendary ET game came to fruition, so awful that as the tale told, all unsold copies of it were buried in a pit in New Mexico. A documentary film crew has just unearthed the stash, proving the legend true.

I don’t think people fully grasp just how awful it was. This one game, by the sheer merit of its unmatched shittiness, destroyed the video game and console market so thoroughly that the at home video game nearly went the way of the 8-track player.
It was literally so awful that it nearly changed the entire course of technology.

how can a video game possibly be that bad

People don’t really understand why it was terrible though, and the reasons why are extremely important and relevant especially today.
The game itself is bad, yes. It was built up to be an exciting hit for kids to play at Christmas in 1982. So much in fact, that retailers bought WAY more stock then could every be sold based on the hype.
However, people at the time liked the game. It looks bad now, but the game itself was pretty on par with the times. It wound up selling 1.5 million copies. Which would be great, except Atari was expecting to sell 4-5 million.
While initial reception was positive, critics started panning the game as critics do. While it was no worse than most other games at the time, it was stil frustrating and hard to play. It could not live up to the hype that had been built and negative press built up quickly.
But what was ALSO happening was a flood of cheap imitations on the market. ET is a licensed game, and like all licenses comes at a higher markup. So if you wanted to buy a game for yourself or your kid, would you buy 1 game, or 2 for the same price?
Atari was also screwing around with how they handled their distributors. Just before the game went to public, but AFTER the game had been bought and shipped, Atari announced that they were cancelling every existing contract with distributors and signing with only a select few.
So distributors, now pissed off and with an abundance of games that were NOT selling and with prices slashed horribly to sell games that people were quickly losing interest in, retailers put their claims to return a collective 2.5-3.5 million copies back to Atari. Atari, unable to recycle the cartridges or resell them in any way, wound up burying them in the Nevada desert.


This caused the Video Game Crash of the early 80s that put a dark mark on video games until Nintendo (and in some small part other game companies) to revive later. 
 It was the perfect storm. An over-hyped overpriced game sold to an increasingly frustrated and over-saturated market with retailers scrambling to make a dime while Game Devs blame the market for poor sales.

Some say the proverbial planets are aligning again, with way too many consoles putting way too samey games on the market at way too high a cost with a strong dependence on Pre-orders and pre-order exclusives.

Wanna give the game a shot?  Internet Archives actually has a copy of it at this link:
https://archive.org/details/E.T._The_Extra-Terrestrial_1982_Atari_NTSC

this is like the dutch tulip bubble of our times

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Beautiful, Bitch, and Boo: olivia joy @livvmaloney when I dropped everything to do some Brazilian man's English homework: all Verizon 10:00 PM _paulocaetano Today at 9:24 PM Done Hey Kitty girl I need some help Pleaseeee Yo Thank god Are u American? Yes I'm brazilian Here we have english class And i'm hang out with a cute guy I want to impress Write a message... . Verizon 10:00 PM Done paulocaetano If i impress him I can Kiss on this weekend Are you asking me how to impress him? 6) a-( ) Did / eat b-( ) Did / eaten you c-( ) Have /eaten d-( ) Have / eat a movie last Saturday 7) Mary a-( ) did watch b-( ) didn't watch C-( d-( ) didn't watched ) has watched March 8) He hasn't come here d-( ) already b-( )just 9) The cake is ready I have a-( ) already b-( ) yet prepared it { ) for d-( ) never at home last week 10) My father a-( ) has stayed have stayed d-( ) did stay to the USA last year 11) He a-( ) move b-( ) moved C-( ) has moved d-( ) did move twenty years. 12)r've lived here a-(since b-() yet c-( ) already d-( ) for O Reply Choose the correct alternative 1) Last year she a-( )did go b-( ) has gone to England on holiday c-( ) went d-( ) did went 2) I a-( ) have visited b-( ) visited a lot of interesting places yesterday C-( ) have visit d-( ) did visit 3) The students a-( ) saw b-( ) has seen a beautiful rainbow c-( ) have see d-( ) have seen 4) the man much money last night ? c-() Did / spend Write a message... . Verizon 10:00 PM Done paulocaetano 1) Last year she a-() did go b-( ) has gone to England on holiday c-( ) went d-( ) did went 2) 1 a-( ) have visited b-( ) visited a lot of interesting places yesterday c-《 ) have visit d-( ) did visit 3) The students a-( ) saw b-( ) has seen a beautiful rainbow c-f ) have see d-( ) have seen much money last night? ) Did / spend ) Has / spend the man a-( ) Did / spent b-( ) Has / spent c-( d-( some gifts for his children 5) He a-( ) has brought b-( ) has bring C-( ) brought d-f ) did bring Japanese food ? you already 6) a-( ) Did/ eat c-() Have / eatern d-( ) Have / eat Did/ eaten O Reply I need help in this shit I got u fam So u Will help me? Yes going to do it now for you One minute Thank Boo i knew New york's girls are the best one I'm from Rhode Island boo, even better Write a message... Verizon 10:00 PM Done paulocaetano I ask help for a cali chick and she block me What a bitch Yaas grl Omg grl U write U rock Write a message... livingwithdystonia: tiny-septic-box-sam: bornlucky: bonus: I’ve never seen this with the update and it makes it so much funnier did he do her Spanish homework!? I must know! Brazilians speak Portuguese.
Beautiful, Bitch, and Boo: olivia joy
 @livvmaloney
 when I dropped everything to do some
 Brazilian man's English homework:

 all Verizon
 10:00 PM
 _paulocaetano
 Today at 9:24 PM
 Done
 Hey Kitty girl
 I need some help
 Pleaseeee
 Yo
 Thank god
 Are u American?
 Yes
 I'm brazilian
 Here we have english class
 And i'm hang out with a cute guy
 I want to impress
 Write a message...

 . Verizon
 10:00 PM
 Done
 paulocaetano
 If i impress him
 I can Kiss on this weekend
 Are you asking me how to impress
 him?
 6)
 a-( ) Did / eat
 b-( ) Did / eaten
 you
 c-( ) Have /eaten
 d-( ) Have / eat
 a movie last Saturday
 7) Mary
 a-( ) did watch
 b-( ) didn't watch
 C-(
 d-(
 ) didn't watched
 ) has watched
 March
 8) He hasn't come here
 d-( ) already
 b-( )just
 9) The cake is ready I have
 a-( ) already
 b-( ) yet
 prepared it
 { ) for
 d-( ) never
 at home last week
 10) My father
 a-( ) has stayed
 have stayed
 d-(
 ) did stay
 to the USA last year
 11) He
 a-( ) move
 b-( ) moved
 C-( ) has moved
 d-( ) did move
 twenty years.
 12)r've lived here
 a-(since
 b-() yet
 c-( ) already
 d-( ) for
 O Reply
 Choose the correct alternative
 1) Last year she
 a-( )did go
 b-( ) has gone
 to England on holiday
 c-( ) went
 d-( ) did went
 2) I
 a-( ) have visited
 b-( ) visited
 a lot of interesting places yesterday
 C-( ) have visit
 d-( ) did visit
 3) The students
 a-( ) saw
 b-( ) has seen
 a beautiful rainbow
 c-( ) have see
 d-( ) have seen
 4)
 the man
 much money last night ?
 c-() Did / spend
 Write a message...

 . Verizon
 10:00 PM
 Done
 paulocaetano
 1) Last year she
 a-() did go
 b-( ) has gone
 to England on holiday
 c-( ) went
 d-( ) did went
 2) 1
 a-( ) have visited
 b-( ) visited
 a lot of interesting places yesterday
 c-《 ) have visit
 d-( ) did visit
 3) The students
 a-( ) saw
 b-( ) has seen
 a beautiful rainbow
 c-f ) have see
 d-( ) have seen
 much money last night?
 ) Did / spend
 ) Has / spend
 the man
 a-( ) Did / spent
 b-( ) Has / spent
 c-(
 d-(
 some gifts for his children
 5) He
 a-( ) has brought
 b-( ) has bring
 C-( ) brought
 d-f ) did bring
 Japanese food ?
 you already
 6)
 a-( ) Did/ eat
 c-() Have / eatern
 d-( ) Have / eat
 Did/ eaten
 O Reply
 I need help in this shit
 I got u fam
 So u Will help me?
 Yes going to do it now for you
 One minute
 Thank Boo i knew New york's girls
 are the best one
 I'm from Rhode Island boo, even
 better
 Write a message...

 Verizon
 10:00 PM
 Done
 paulocaetano
 I ask help for a cali chick and she
 block me
 What a bitch
 Yaas grl
 Omg grl
 U write
 U rock
 Write a message...
livingwithdystonia:

tiny-septic-box-sam:
bornlucky:

bonus:



I’ve never seen this with the update and it makes it so much funnier

did he do her Spanish homework!? I must know!

Brazilians speak Portuguese.

livingwithdystonia: tiny-septic-box-sam: bornlucky: bonus: I’ve never seen this with the update and it makes it so much funnier did he...