“Is E.T. really the worst game of all time? Probably not. But the story of the fall of the video game industry needed a face and that was E.T.” Howard Scott Warshaw, the designer behind 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600, talks about the game, his career, and his life in an interview with the BBC.
Come April 26, 2014, one of gaming's greatest mysteries will finally be solved. Or maybe it will just be get even more convoluted and confusing. In either case, that is the official date Microsoft just announced for when someone is finally going to break ground on the infamous New Mexico landfill that's allegedly…
Alamogordo's city council has granted an excavation permit for the infamous landfill said to hold thousands of copies of E.T. and Pac-Man for the Atari 2600—two titles blamed for the mid-1980s crash of console gaming—and yes, the permit-holder is digging out the site specifically to find those games' remains.