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(KRQE News)   Buried somewhere in the deserts of southern New Mexico is evidence of ancient technology pertaining to an extraterrestrial creature, and a Canadian filmmaker is about to dig it up   (krqe.com) divider line 19
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2013-05-30 02:33:05 PM
I actually played ET...several times....to the end.
 
2013-05-30 02:47:35 PM
Maybe it's Gillian Anderson's career.
 
2013-05-30 02:57:08 PM
Without reading the article, i know already this is a story about all those Atari ET game cartridges supposedly buried in a NM landfill.
 
2013-05-30 03:05:12 PM
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2013-05-30 03:11:53 PM
nothingbutmemory.net
 
2013-05-30 03:13:20 PM
Geraldo Rivera will be there for the unveiling.
 
2013-05-30 03:13:40 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Maybe it's Gillian Anderson's career.


She's on Hannibal playing Lecter's psychiatrist
 
2013-05-30 03:17:13 PM

UberDave: I actually played ET...several times....to the end.


It's really idiotic, because almost all of the people who initially said "this is unplayable" never bothered to read (or didn't find a copy with) the manual, which told you exactly how to play it.
 
2013-05-30 03:31:02 PM
Isn't this the plot of The Pumaman?  Help me Vadinho !
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2013-05-30 03:37:51 PM

dr.zaeus: UberDave: I actually played ET...several times....to the end.

It's really idiotic, because almost all of the people who initially said "this is unplayable" never bothered to read (or didn't find a copy with) the manual, which told you exactly how to play it.


That is standard procedure for most things now a days. Do not bother to read the instructions, screw it up, blame the designers and not yourself for having the attention span of a 1 month old.

Also : who would buy a copy? I already have 1, but would just to say it is from the landfill.
 
2013-05-30 04:09:26 PM

dr.zaeus: UberDave: I actually played ET...several times....to the end.

It's really idiotic, because almost all of the people who initially said "this is unplayable" never bothered to read (or didn't find a copy with) the manual, which told you exactly how to play it.


To be fair, there were several game-breaking playability/usability bugs in the game. They have only recently been patched by the retrogaming community.
 
2013-05-30 05:15:54 PM

UberDave: I actually played ET...several times....to the end.


I never understood the hatred for this game.  I played the hell out of it and finished it several times as well.  Maybe I had a bug-free copy of it, but to say it was too difficult to play just proves you're too stupid for video games.
 
2013-05-30 05:35:40 PM

parkerlewis: UberDave: I actually played ET...several times....to the end.

I never understood the hatred for this game.  I played the hell out of it and finished it several times as well.  Maybe I had a bug-free copy of it, but to say it was too difficult to play just proves you're too stupid for video games.


Anyone who thought ET was difficult probably couldn't get past the first rope swing in Pitfall.
 
2013-05-30 06:54:12 PM

UberDave: parkerlewis: UberDave: I actually played ET...several times....to the end.

I never understood the hatred for this game.  I played the hell out of it and finished it several times as well.  Maybe I had a bug-free copy of it, but to say it was too difficult to play just proves you're too stupid for video games.

Anyone who thought ET was difficult probably couldn't get past the first rope swing in Pitfall.


fark, *I* finished the Atari version of ET.  It wasn't hard.
 
2013-05-30 09:13:34 PM

parkerlewis: UberDave: I actually played ET...several times....to the end.

I never understood the hatred for this game.  I played the hell out of it and finished it several times as well.  Maybe I had a bug-free copy of it, but to say it was too difficult to play just proves you're too stupid for video games.


If you think difficulty figuring out how to play it was the only thing wrong with the game, then that's just you just wallowing in ignorance, too proud to learn the truth. "It was fun to me, dammit!"
 
2013-05-30 11:23:36 PM
The original landfill was pulverized and covered in concrete, there won't be much left to see
 
2013-05-31 12:19:12 AM

ravenlore: UberDave: parkerlewis: UberDave: I actually played ET...several times....to the end.

I never understood the hatred for this game.  I played the hell out of it and finished it several times as well.  Maybe I had a bug-free copy of it, but to say it was too difficult to play just proves you're too stupid for video games.

Anyone who thought ET was difficult probably couldn't get past the first rope swing in Pitfall.

fark, *I* finished the Atari version of ET.  It wasn't hard.



Wizard of Wor on the other hand...
 
2013-05-31 08:39:21 AM
Work has apparently already started.

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2013-05-31 05:11:23 PM
Alamogordo is a really nifty place, btw, if you ever get the chance to go through there. Holloman AFB is near there, where they used to fly the F-117 stealth fighters. It's right on a nice break between the real flat and dry desert and the cold and snowy mountains. White Sands is down there, too, which is a cool place to visit. There's also the New Mexico Museum of Space History, too - Alan Hale, part of the Hale-Bopp comet guys, is from there.
 
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