The man who made ‘the worst video game in history’

The “E.T.” game for the Atari 2600 is widely considered to be the worst video game ever made. So bad Atari paid to bury 728,000 cartridges in a landfill in New Mexico (some were recently recovered). One of the biggest reasons for its poor quality was being rushed to market in time to meet the Christmas shopping season. Now lead developer Howard Scott Warshaw talks about the mad scramble to build the game that nearly destroyed the gaming industry and began Atari’s decline from industry leader to trivia question.

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