Screen Junkies » Atari http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Dec 2014 04:09:23 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The 1982 ‘E.T.’ Game Was So Bad, Atari Just Buried The Cartridges In The Desert http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-1982-e-t-game-was-so-bad-atari-just-buried-the-cartridges-in-the-desert/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-1982-e-t-game-was-so-bad-atari-just-buried-the-cartridges-in-the-desert/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:50:38 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261290 How bad does your video game have to be to be considered the worst of all-time? Pretty bad, as this YouTube video demonstrates. However, when you take into account that...

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How bad does your video game have to be to be considered the worst of all-time? Pretty bad, as this YouTube video demonstrates. However, when you take into account that Atari paid around $25 million to get the rights to the game (the rights to a shapeless blob and a 4-bit rendition of the theme?), it’s a total disaster.

Now it’s becoming clear just what Atari thought of their failure. Thousands, if not millions (but probably just thousands) of E.T. cartridges have turned up in a landfill in the New Mexico desert after Atari apparently just decided to cut their losses and bury the damn things.

Now that games are trending towards streaming and virtual, we’ll likely never have the awesome metaphor that is thousands of dirty video games turning up in a New Mexico desert, buried in shame.

It’s pretty awesome when you think about it.

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Oh Good, They ARE Making A ‘Missile Command’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/oh-good-they-are-making-a-missile-command-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/oh-good-they-are-making-a-missile-command-movie/#comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:41:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15575 Now y'all are actively trying to piss James Cameron off. It has been just days after the cantankerous director blasted movie studios for their greedy antics like creating crappy franchises a la Battleship. Now, Fox has teamed up with Atari to make that Missile Command movie.

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Alright. Now y’all are actively trying to piss James Cameron off. It has been just days after the cantankerous director blasted movie studios for their greedy antics like creating crappy franchises a la Battleship. Now, Fox has teamed up with Atari to make that Missile Command movie. Probably in 3-D.

No plot details yet, so we can’t tell you who will be shooting colorful lines at Taylor Lautner. Or some other Taylor. Or Dennis Quaid at the very least. But I can tell you one thing. This movie is going to be really, really good. Matter of fact, I’m going to start working on having a child right now so that they may be born in time to see Missile Command in a theater. Because that’s the only real way to experience it. Now, I only need to find a host to carry my future Missile Command super-fan. Any takers, ladies? No. Serious? Wow. Would it help to sway your decision if I were to tell you that I have bad sinuses and wear a pedometer? That’s right. You can hit me up on our Facebook. (Variety)

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