The Worst Video Game of All Time Has Been Found!


Is this the worst video game ever in entertainment history?

Is this the worst video game ever in entertainment history?

No doubt that if you ask gamers what one of the worst video games ever developed and mass produced in video game history is, chances are they’ll say E.T. on the Atari 2600. Even if they haven’t played the game themselves, the lore of how bad this game did is legendary.

It was so bad, in fact, that Atari allegedly took all of its remaining copies of the game (a rumored 3 million cartridges) and buried them in the desert out in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Well, what else can you do with unsold video game inventory?

A construction worker holds up one of the abandoned copies of "E.T." found in the desert.

A construction worker holds up one of the abandoned copies of “E.T.” found in the desert.

But now an entertainment company has recovered copies of the Atari 2600 “E.T.” video game out in the desert! The spectacle continues, but one topic remains among the dust of digging up the past — Is E.T. truly the worst video game ever created? Is it possible for current and future video games to replicate the same mistake of E.T. again? Rich and Mike take on the E.T. topic in this Extended Conversation from The Crispy Noodle Podcast…

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Rich Liebig (249 Posts)

Rich first became addicted to radio when he became a DJ on WEXP, La Salle University Radio, co-hosting the afternoon talk program "The Rich & Dubie Show." During his last year at college, he became Intern Pitchuation for the "Preston & Steve" morning show on 93.3 WMMR. Today, he continues to work at WMMR as part of their Promotions Team. With "The Crispy Noodle Podcast," Rich wants to provide the most entertainment and obscure movie quotes that he can jam-pack into a 2-hour podcast. He enjoys researching odd news, following Philadelphia sports teams, eating well-made coleslaw, and trying to hit a tiny golf ball as straight as possible.


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