Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000
jason at textfiles.com
Mon Aug 31 12:43:52 CDT 2015
Low, uninformed blow. By the time Pitfall comes out, the Atari 2600 has
been extant for five full years, and David Crane
On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 1:41 PM, drlegendre . <drlegendre at gmail.com> wrote:
> Funny you should mention Pitfall! Because it wasn't really until the 3rd
> party 'blockbusters' from outfits like Activision appeared, that the gaming
> public came to realize just how seriously lazy and unimaginative Atari's
> in-house development team was.
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 8:09 PM, Tothwolf <tothwolf at concentric.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, 30 Aug 2015, drlegendre . wrote:
> >> On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Ali <cctalk at fahimi.net> wrote:
> >> How might a collector discern a "landfill" E.T. cart from any other E.T.
> >>>> cat that some snarky guy buried in the clay of his back forty?
> >>> Not that I am expert or anything but my understanding is that the ET
> >>> cart is extremely rare to begin with. In fact the landfill collection
> >>> the largest supply of the cart to be injected into the market.
> >> A quick search of eBay would correct your 'understanding'. There are
> >> dozens of copies for sale, many with boxes and manuals. They start at
> >> $5.00.
> >> The game is very common, and generally considered worthless. It's a
> >> possibly the "worst video game ever made" - up there with Superman 64
> >> N64.
> > When I used to buy Atari stuff at resale shops to build my own collection
> > (back in the early to mid 1990s when people were practically giving away
> > 2600 stuff), ET seemed to be pretty common. It wasn't nearly as common as
> > Pac-Man or Pitfall! or a pack-in game like Combat, but I saw them
> > frequently. I gave/traded away quite a few copies of ET but kept at least
> > one.
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