Atari 2600 And Pac-Man

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One of the first reasons is poorly made games; there are two games that are associated with the cause of crash which is Pac-man and E.T for Atari 2600. Pac-man was one of the most recognizable video game characters in the late 70’s and early 80’s and everyone wanted a home version of this classic arcade character, so Atari obtain the license to make the game therefore developer Tod Frye’s was rushed to get the game ready for “Christmas season resulted in one of the worst ports of all time” (Loguidice, 185).Which hardly resembled the original game with poor character pixels an unrecognizable music that Atari was so confident that the game, would be successful they made 12 million cartridges more than systems which resulted in thousands of cartridges not bring sold.…show more content…
was one of the best critically acclaimed and biggest blockbuster movies in 1982, so naturally Atari obtain the license to create a game based on the movie. They ask Atari designer Howard Scott Warshaw to create the game within six weeks before the Christmas season the result was he program which would be known as “’the worst video game ever’” (Stanton, 89). So the E.T for Atari 2600 did not sell well, but thousands of unsold cartridges and were thrown in landfills within New Mexico and Atari lost millions in profit. But it didn’t stop there with these two games other companies kept popping out poorly made games to get easy money, which made 60 dollars games to 5 dollars in the bargain bin which create a chain reaction that over saturated the market with poor quality entertainment and loss of trust with the
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