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80s, Bad, and Christmas: Chris Kohler @kobunheat 18m We have ET. WE HAVE ET pic.twitter.com/fIPTXgsyoo Expand 4, Reply Retweet ★ Favorite More Chris Kohler @kobunheat-4m Close up. pic.twitter.com/inSKukib24 ATARI 75 Expand Reply Retweet FavoriteMoe lightspeedsound: videogamesarepurehappiness: maqdaddio: ask-gallows-callibrator: vergess: coelasquid: derples: raisehelia: cavebae: estpolis: mrdappersden: They did it, they fucking did it. holyfducjk HISTORY holy shit! can someone explain this to me Thirty years ago a legendary ET game came to fruition, so awful that as the tale told, all unsold copies of it were buried in a pit in New Mexico. A documentary film crew has just unearthed the stash, proving the legend true. I don’t think people fully grasp just how awful it was. This one game, by the sheer merit of its unmatched shittiness, destroyed the video game and console market so thoroughly that the at home video game nearly went the way of the 8-track player. It was literally so awful that it nearly changed the entire course of technology. how can a video game possibly be that bad People don’t really understand why it was terrible though, and the reasons why are extremely important and relevant especially today. The game itself is bad, yes. It was built up to be an exciting hit for kids to play at Christmas in 1982. So much in fact, that retailers bought WAY more stock then could every be sold based on the hype. However, people at the time liked the game. It looks bad now, but the game itself was pretty on par with the times. It wound up selling 1.5 million copies. Which would be great, except Atari was expecting to sell 4-5 million. While initial reception was positive, critics started panning the game as critics do. While it was no worse than most other games at the time, it was stil frustrating and hard to play. It could not live up to the hype that had been built and negative press built up quickly. But what was ALSO happening was a flood of cheap imitations on the market. ET is a licensed game, and like all licenses comes at a higher markup. So if you wanted to buy a game for yourself or your kid, would you buy 1 game, or 2 for the same price? Atari was also screwing around with how they handled their distributors. Just before the game went to public, but AFTER the game had been bought and shipped, Atari announced that they were cancelling every existing contract with distributors and signing with only a select few. So distributors, now pissed off and with an abundance of games that were NOT selling and with prices slashed horribly to sell games that people were quickly losing interest in, retailers put their claims to return a collective 2.5-3.5 million copies back to Atari. Atari, unable to recycle the cartridges or resell them in any way, wound up burying them in the Nevada desert. This caused the Video Game Crash of the early 80s that put a dark mark on video games until Nintendo (and in some small part other game companies) to revive later.   It was the perfect storm. An over-hyped overpriced game sold to an increasingly frustrated and over-saturated market with retailers scrambling to make a dime while Game Devs blame the market for poor sales. Some say the proverbial planets are aligning again, with way too many consoles putting way too samey games on the market at way too high a cost with a strong dependence on Pre-orders and pre-order exclusives. Wanna give the game a shot?  Internet Archives actually has a copy of it at this link: https://archive.org/details/E.T._The_Extra-Terrestrial_1982_Atari_NTSC this is like the dutch tulip bubble of our times
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They did it, they fucking did it.

holyfducjk

HISTORY

holy shit!

can someone explain this to me

Thirty years ago a legendary ET game came to fruition, so awful that as the tale told, all unsold copies of it were buried in a pit in New Mexico. A documentary film crew has just unearthed the stash, proving the legend true.

I don’t think people fully grasp just how awful it was. This one game, by the sheer merit of its unmatched shittiness, destroyed the video game and console market so thoroughly that the at home video game nearly went the way of the 8-track player.
It was literally so awful that it nearly changed the entire course of technology.

how can a video game possibly be that bad

People don’t really understand why it was terrible though, and the reasons why are extremely important and relevant especially today.
The game itself is bad, yes. It was built up to be an exciting hit for kids to play at Christmas in 1982. So much in fact, that retailers bought WAY more stock then could every be sold based on the hype.
However, people at the time liked the game. It looks bad now, but the game itself was pretty on par with the times. It wound up selling 1.5 million copies. Which would be great, except Atari was expecting to sell 4-5 million.
While initial reception was positive, critics started panning the game as critics do. While it was no worse than most other games at the time, it was stil frustrating and hard to play. It could not live up to the hype that had been built and negative press built up quickly.
But what was ALSO happening was a flood of cheap imitations on the market. ET is a licensed game, and like all licenses comes at a higher markup. So if you wanted to buy a game for yourself or your kid, would you buy 1 game, or 2 for the same price?
Atari was also screwing around with how they handled their distributors. Just before the game went to public, but AFTER the game had been bought and shipped, Atari announced that they were cancelling every existing contract with distributors and signing with only a select few.
So distributors, now pissed off and with an abundance of games that were NOT selling and with prices slashed horribly to sell games that people were quickly losing interest in, retailers put their claims to return a collective 2.5-3.5 million copies back to Atari. Atari, unable to recycle the cartridges or resell them in any way, wound up burying them in the Nevada desert.


This caused the Video Game Crash of the early 80s that put a dark mark on video games until Nintendo (and in some small part other game companies) to revive later. 
 It was the perfect storm. An over-hyped overpriced game sold to an increasingly frustrated and over-saturated market with retailers scrambling to make a dime while Game Devs blame the market for poor sales.

Some say the proverbial planets are aligning again, with way too many consoles putting way too samey games on the market at way too high a cost with a strong dependence on Pre-orders and pre-order exclusives.

Wanna give the game a shot?  Internet Archives actually has a copy of it at this link:
https://archive.org/details/E.T._The_Extra-Terrestrial_1982_Atari_NTSC

this is like the dutch tulip bubble of our times

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Energy, Tumblr, and Blog: jungle: john looks so sweet in the first one 3 same energy
Energy, Tumblr, and Blog: jungle:

john looks so sweet in the first one 3

same energy

jungle: john looks so sweet in the first one 3 same energy

Fake, Food, and Fucking: DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE IS AN ACID WITHA PH LEVEL OF7 DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE AWARENESS THAT'S A HIGHER PH LEVEL THAN ANY OTHER ACID! youngalientype: mod2amaryllis: chubby-aphrodite: darthlenaplant: nerdy-pharmacy-daydreams: bluegone: etherealastraea: dihydrogenmonoxideawareness: Why would anyone want to consume it!? I teach my 7th graders about the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide. I bring in a graduated cylinder of it and we talk about how it’s used in nuclear power plants and gmo crops. How inhaling even the small amount I’m holding can lead to suffocation or even death. It’s found in vaccines and cancer cells, but also in infant formula and pet food. It is a huge component of acid rain, can cause severe burns, and has been found in places that were thought to be the most pristine and unpolluted locations on earth. We talk about how there are little to no regulations on this chemical. No bans, no warning labels, and most manufacturers don’t even have to disclose their use of it in their products. My students are outraged. We talk about what we can do. Create posters and flyers to spread awareness. Contact our senators with petitions to ban DHMO. Spread this information all over social media. Then I explain that the real problem with dihydrogen monoxide is that….when I am thirsty…there is just nothing else as refreshing, and then I watch their looks of absolute shock and horror as I drink the entire vial down. I. Fucking. Love. This. This is how misinformation works. How propaganda works. How manipulation works. may our education be stronger than fake news Amen. To those who don’t get it: “Dihydrogen monoxide” is the chemical name for water, AKA H2O. another important element of understanding the joke is understanding how pH levels work yup.  that’s a higher number alright. “Everyone who has ever touched or consumed this chemical has died”
Fake, Food, and Fucking: DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE IS
 AN ACID WITHA PH LEVEL OF7
 DIHYDROGEN
 MONOXIDE
 AWARENESS
 THAT'S A HIGHER PH LEVEL
 THAN ANY OTHER ACID!
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dihydrogenmonoxideawareness:

Why would anyone want to consume it!?

I teach my 7th graders about the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide.
I bring in a graduated cylinder of it and we talk about how it’s used in nuclear power plants and gmo crops. How inhaling even the small amount I’m holding can lead to suffocation or even death. It’s found in vaccines and cancer cells, but also in infant formula and pet food. It is a huge component of acid rain, can cause severe burns, and has been found in places that were thought to be the most pristine and unpolluted locations on earth.
We talk about how there are little to no regulations on this chemical. No bans, no warning labels, and most manufacturers don’t even have to disclose their use of it in their products.
My students are outraged. We talk about what we can do. Create posters and flyers to spread awareness. Contact our senators with petitions to ban DHMO. Spread this information all over social media.
Then I explain that the real problem with dihydrogen monoxide is that….when I am thirsty…there is just nothing else as refreshing, and then I watch their looks of absolute shock and horror as I drink the entire vial down. 



I. Fucking. Love. This.
This is how misinformation works. How propaganda works. How manipulation works.


may our education be stronger than fake news


Amen.

To those who don’t get it:
“Dihydrogen monoxide” is the chemical name for water, AKA H2O.

another important element of understanding the joke is understanding how pH levels work
yup.  that’s a higher number alright.

“Everyone who has ever touched or consumed this chemical has died”

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Apple, Fire, and Work: HOW TO KILL THE DRAGON USING 9 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES BY O toggl Goon Squar You DISCOVER YoUR YOU HAVE PYTHON | | EVERYBODY MARVELS AT | |TOOLS ARE ONLY FOR YOUR AWESOME DRAGON SLAYING A SNAKE SLAYING TOOLS YOU'VE GOT AN NSDRAGONJUST AS YOURE ALMOST CLASS, BUT YoU NEED TO WRITE AN Soo LOC EXTENSION ANOTHER DRAGON To IMPLEMENT SLAYABILITY You HAVE SWIFT DONE, APPLE RELEASES NoW EVERYTHING'S ON You HAVE Css/HTML YoU TRY To coVEK THE FIRE (ALSo, THE VERTI DRAGON WITH A HIGHLY CENTER HAS FAILED FLAMMABLE BLANKET You HAVE SCALA YOUR HORSE HAS CRASHED : AS WORK YOU HAVE C杄 | | YOU SET ALL REFERENCES TO | BUT WITH NON-DETERMINISTIC GARBAGE COLLECTION, CAN You EVER BE SURE THE DRAGON THE DRAGON TO NULL THE DRAGON SEEMS GONE. IS REALLY GONE? YoU GO FRoM VILLAGE TD VILLAGE FIGHTING THE SAME YOU HAVE COBOL YOU MAKE A FORTUNE IN THE PROCESS DRAGON OVER AND OVER IT'S AN INCREDIBLY FAST! MIKE PALL HAS You HAVE LUAAND EFFECTIVE WANE ES THE LAST BULLETS, BUT HES GoNE & YoU BUT You'RE OUT OF AMMO DON'T KNoW HIS REAL NAME OR EVEN WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE You IMPLEMENT A MONAD To ENCAPSULATE THE DEAGON KILLING SIDE-EFFECTS THE VILLAGERS ARE CONCERNED AND YoU NEED HELP YOU HAVE HASELLI URGE YOU To STOP, BUT YOU SAY IT'S OK CAUSE AMONAD IS JUST A MONOID IN THE CATEGORY OF ENDOFUNSTORS,S YoU DONT SEE WHAT AND A MoNAD THE PROBLEM YOU DONT HAVE DRAGON SLAYING PoWERS So You DRINK IT To GET GOOD ON11 YOU DIED You HAVE COFFEESCRIPT MART VIRKUS 17 TOGGL.COM The knight doesnt seem to git it
Apple, Fire, and Work: HOW TO KILL THE DRAGON
 USING 9 PROGRAMMING
 LANGUAGES
 BY O toggl
 Goon Squar
 You DISCOVER YoUR
 YOU HAVE PYTHON | | EVERYBODY MARVELS AT | |TOOLS ARE ONLY FOR
 YOUR AWESOME DRAGON
 SLAYING A SNAKE
 SLAYING TOOLS
 YOU'VE GOT AN NSDRAGONJUST AS YOURE ALMOST
 CLASS, BUT YoU NEED TO
 WRITE AN Soo LOC EXTENSION ANOTHER DRAGON
 To IMPLEMENT SLAYABILITY
 You HAVE SWIFT
 DONE, APPLE RELEASES
 NoW EVERYTHING'S ON
 You HAVE
 Css/HTML
 YoU TRY To coVEK THE FIRE (ALSo, THE VERTI
 DRAGON WITH A HIGHLY
 CENTER HAS FAILED
 FLAMMABLE BLANKET
 You HAVE SCALA
 YOUR HORSE HAS CRASHED :
 AS
 WORK
 YOU HAVE C杄 | | YOU SET ALL REFERENCES TO | BUT WITH NON-DETERMINISTIC
 GARBAGE COLLECTION, CAN You
 EVER BE SURE THE DRAGON
 THE DRAGON TO NULL
 THE DRAGON SEEMS GONE. IS REALLY GONE?
 YoU GO FRoM VILLAGE TD
 VILLAGE FIGHTING THE SAME
 YOU HAVE COBOL
 YOU MAKE A FORTUNE
 IN THE PROCESS
 DRAGON OVER AND OVER
 IT'S AN INCREDIBLY FAST! MIKE PALL HAS
 You HAVE LUAAND EFFECTIVE WANE ES
 THE LAST BULLETS,
 BUT HES GoNE & YoU
 BUT You'RE OUT OF AMMO DON'T KNoW HIS REAL
 NAME OR EVEN WHAT
 HE LOOKS LIKE
 You IMPLEMENT A MONAD To ENCAPSULATE
 THE DEAGON KILLING SIDE-EFFECTS
 THE VILLAGERS ARE CONCERNED AND
 YoU NEED HELP
 YOU HAVE HASELLI URGE YOU To STOP, BUT YOU SAY IT'S OK
 CAUSE AMONAD IS JUST A MONOID IN
 THE CATEGORY OF ENDOFUNSTORS,S
 YoU DONT SEE WHAT
 AND A MoNAD
 THE PROBLEM
 YOU DONT HAVE DRAGON
 SLAYING PoWERS So You
 DRINK IT To GET GOOD
 ON11 YOU DIED
 You HAVE
 COFFEESCRIPT
 MART VIRKUS 17 TOGGL.COM
The knight doesnt seem to git it

The knight doesnt seem to git it

Hello, Tumblr, and Black: roxoah: fuckmestupid: Hello, welcome to my home. it kinda looks like she’s summoned out of a black hole.
Hello, Tumblr, and Black: roxoah:
fuckmestupid:

Hello, welcome to my home.

it kinda looks like she’s summoned out of a black hole.

roxoah: fuckmestupid: Hello, welcome to my home. it kinda looks like she’s summoned out of a black hole.