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Yes, this did in fact happen. The game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was notoriously bad and highly criticized, and Atari sent the left over unsold games to a dump to be buried. They were buried in Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1983. There is a back story behind the mass burial as well. In 1982, Atari had created a port of Pac-Man to their 2600 console. They ...


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The main arguments are pretty obvious. Though it was restricted by the technology of the time, it delivered a poorly constructed and somewhat confusing rendition of the video game's portrayal of the classic movie. The wiki says several things on the topic: ...complaints focused on the plot, gameplay, and visuals. Video Games called the game "really ...


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One of the best explanations for the hatred of the E.T. game is given on this page: While that seems like a great list of features, players in 1982 weren't prepared for that much change. You really needed to read the manual to understand the game and how to play it. As younger children were the primary audience, it's no surprise that it wasn't well ...


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