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Microsoft found ATARI's shame (E.T.)

Post by .david » Thu May 01, 2014 10:37 pm

Not long ago, Acid_Snake wrote his 2nd part of 8 Days of Gaming. I remember, that he wrote about the Atari 2600 game E.T. and its flop. Now it's really funny, that Microsoft was able to confirm the rumour about the destination of these cartridges. I really look forward to know how many of the 4 million unsold cartridges they will find in the desert.

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http://news.xbox.com/2014/04/ent-atari-dig
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Re: Microsoft found ATARI's shame (E.T.)

Post by fate6 » Thu May 01, 2014 10:44 pm

This is no rumor, It was in all sorts of news back then but nobody either cared or believed it
MS just saw a press opportunity which to be honest I have to commend them for.

Well played Microsoft.
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Re: Microsoft found ATARI's shame (E.T.)

Post by .david » Fri May 02, 2014 7:27 pm

fate6 wrote:This is no rumor
Sorry, I haven’t conducted a research about it. I’ve just quoted to article.

But Microsoft should have other worries than digging for old cartridges in the desert, if a 5 year old child is able to fool the security system of their next-gen console, even if they have fixed this issue by now.

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Re: Microsoft found ATARI's shame (E.T.)

Post by Acid_Snake » Sat May 03, 2014 12:40 am

fate6 wrote:MS just saw a press opportunity which to be honest I have to commend them for.

Well played Microsoft.
no they just saw the AVGN was going to make a movie about it (and actually investigate) and decided to steal the idea, like they always do

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Re: Microsoft found ATARI's shame (E.T.)

Post by durpflip » Sat May 03, 2014 2:47 am

Acid_Snake wrote:
fate6 wrote:MS just saw a press opportunity which to be honest I have to commend them for.

Well played Microsoft.
no they just saw the AVGN was going to make a movie about it (and actually investigate) and decided to steal the idea, like they always do
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