empsolo Posted November 22, 2015 Share Posted November 22, 2015 (edited) I didn't mean to turn this into a pissing match. I read your comments as a Nintendo fanboy dumping on Atari. If I didn't appreciate what the old guard brought to us and was only interested in post-crash game, I wouldn't be here. I am here mostly because I want to learn about what came before, considering these systems literally pre-date my own birth. If I misinterpreted them, that's on me. I'm certainly not bitter. Well I apologise if I took your statements as bitter. While I have no reverence for Nintendo and find some of their practices questionable, I do recognize that they revived the video game industry, and for that alone they will always be an important part of video game history. Indeed. It sounds like you've at least spent some time with the 2600 and given it a chance. I haven't spent any time with 2600 hardware but have experienced 2600 software through re-releases and compilations on modern hardware. I enjoyed the hell out of Atari greatest hits for the DS, to be honest as well as Intellivision Lives! I think that's all any of us on the Atari side of the fence ask. You don't have to like it, but at least play a few games before you dismiss it. Yes, Atari made some mistakes, but rather than just reading a blog saying E.T. was the worst game ever, written by someone who never actually played E.T., and dismissing an entire generation of gaming, try a few of the other 600 games for the 2600 and come to your own conclusions. For the record, I don't actually believe that ET was the worst game ever. That spot goes to better candidates. My opinion of ET is that the game was overbudgeted in terms of the initial licensing deal and then horribly mismanaged and too much shit was piled on to Warshaw's plate to meet a Christmas deadline. For what it's worth, the guy did a hell of a job with what he had. Edited November 22, 2015 by empsolo 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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