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    Default Re: Atari 2600

    Yes, you are right there. Atari apparently never gave E.T to game testers before it's release because they thought it would be a huge success due to it's previous games having sold well.

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    Default Re: Atari 2600

    E.T took only 5 weeks to develop and was rushed through production in order to hit the shelves for Christmas 1982. It did quite well initially due to the success of the film and brand loyalty to Atari but there were many returns with people claiming the game was monotonous and repetitive with E.T falling down pits. Trying to escape from the pits was considered time consuming. Spielberg was unimpressed with the concept and had asked if Atari could design something similar to Pacman. The documentary I mentioned in a previous post, Atari: Game Over is on YouTube if anyone's interested.

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    Default Re: Atari 2600

    When I see the old Atari logo (mostly in old 1980s Argos catalogues), it reminds me a bit like the TVS logo upside down it you know what I mean. Not surprisingly as they were popular around 1982.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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