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80s, Bad, and Christmas: Chris Kohler @kobunheat 18m We have ET. WE HAVE ET pic.twitter.com/fIPTXgsyoo Expand 4, Reply Retweet ★ Favorite More Chris Kohler @kobunheat-4m Close up. pic.twitter.com/inSKukib24 ATARI 75 Expand Reply Retweet FavoriteMoe lightspeedsound: videogamesarepurehappiness: maqdaddio: ask-gallows-callibrator: vergess: coelasquid: derples: raisehelia: cavebae: estpolis: mrdappersden: They did it, they fucking did it. holyfducjk HISTORY holy shit! can someone explain this to me Thirty years ago a legendary ET game came to fruition, so awful that as the tale told, all unsold copies of it were buried in a pit in New Mexico. A documentary film crew has just unearthed the stash, proving the legend true. I don’t think people fully grasp just how awful it was. This one game, by the sheer merit of its unmatched shittiness, destroyed the video game and console market so thoroughly that the at home video game nearly went the way of the 8-track player. It was literally so awful that it nearly changed the entire course of technology. how can a video game possibly be that bad People don’t really understand why it was terrible though, and the reasons why are extremely important and relevant especially today. The game itself is bad, yes. It was built up to be an exciting hit for kids to play at Christmas in 1982. So much in fact, that retailers bought WAY more stock then could every be sold based on the hype. However, people at the time liked the game. It looks bad now, but the game itself was pretty on par with the times. It wound up selling 1.5 million copies. Which would be great, except Atari was expecting to sell 4-5 million. While initial reception was positive, critics started panning the game as critics do. While it was no worse than most other games at the time, it was stil frustrating and hard to play. It could not live up to the hype that had been built and negative press built up quickly. But what was ALSO happening was a flood of cheap imitations on the market. ET is a licensed game, and like all licenses comes at a higher markup. So if you wanted to buy a game for yourself or your kid, would you buy 1 game, or 2 for the same price? Atari was also screwing around with how they handled their distributors. Just before the game went to public, but AFTER the game had been bought and shipped, Atari announced that they were cancelling every existing contract with distributors and signing with only a select few. So distributors, now pissed off and with an abundance of games that were NOT selling and with prices slashed horribly to sell games that people were quickly losing interest in, retailers put their claims to return a collective 2.5-3.5 million copies back to Atari. Atari, unable to recycle the cartridges or resell them in any way, wound up burying them in the Nevada desert. This caused the Video Game Crash of the early 80s that put a dark mark on video games until Nintendo (and in some small part other game companies) to revive later.   It was the perfect storm. An over-hyped overpriced game sold to an increasingly frustrated and over-saturated market with retailers scrambling to make a dime while Game Devs blame the market for poor sales. Some say the proverbial planets are aligning again, with way too many consoles putting way too samey games on the market at way too high a cost with a strong dependence on Pre-orders and pre-order exclusives. Wanna give the game a shot?  Internet Archives actually has a copy of it at this link: https://archive.org/details/E.T._The_Extra-Terrestrial_1982_Atari_NTSC this is like the dutch tulip bubble of our times
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80s, Bad, and Christmas: Chris Kohler @kobunheat 18m We have ET. WE HAVE ET pic.twitter.com/fIPTXgsyoo Expand 4, Reply Retweet ★ Favorite More Chris Kohler @kobunheat-4m Close up. pic.twitter.com/inSKukib24 ATARI 75 Expand Reply Retweet FavoriteMoe lightspeedsound: videogamesarepurehappiness: maqdaddio: ask-gallows-callibrator: vergess: coelasquid: derples: raisehelia: cavebae: estpolis: mrdappersden: They did it, they fucking did it. holyfducjk HISTORY holy shit! can someone explain this to me Thirty years ago a legendary ET game came to fruition, so awful that as the tale told, all unsold copies of it were buried in a pit in New Mexico. A documentary film crew has just unearthed the stash, proving the legend true. I don’t think people fully grasp just how awful it was. This one game, by the sheer merit of its unmatched shittiness, destroyed the video game and console market so thoroughly that the at home video game nearly went the way of the 8-track player. It was literally so awful that it nearly changed the entire course of technology. how can a video game possibly be that bad People don’t really understand why it was terrible though, and the reasons why are extremely important and relevant especially today. The game itself is bad, yes. It was built up to be an exciting hit for kids to play at Christmas in 1982. So much in fact, that retailers bought WAY more stock then could every be sold based on the hype. However, people at the time liked the game. It looks bad now, but the game itself was pretty on par with the times. It wound up selling 1.5 million copies. Which would be great, except Atari was expecting to sell 4-5 million. While initial reception was positive, critics started panning the game as critics do. While it was no worse than most other games at the time, it was stil frustrating and hard to play. It could not live up to the hype that had been built and negative press built up quickly. But what was ALSO happening was a flood of cheap imitations on the market. ET is a licensed game, and like all licenses comes at a higher markup. So if you wanted to buy a game for yourself or your kid, would you buy 1 game, or 2 for the same price? Atari was also screwing around with how they handled their distributors. Just before the game went to public, but AFTER the game had been bought and shipped, Atari announced that they were cancelling every existing contract with distributors and signing with only a select few. So distributors, now pissed off and with an abundance of games that were NOT selling and with prices slashed horribly to sell games that people were quickly losing interest in, retailers put their claims to return a collective 2.5-3.5 million copies back to Atari. Atari, unable to recycle the cartridges or resell them in any way, wound up burying them in the Nevada desert. This caused the Video Game Crash of the early 80s that put a dark mark on video games until Nintendo (and in some small part other game companies) to revive later.   It was the perfect storm. An over-hyped overpriced game sold to an increasingly frustrated and over-saturated market with retailers scrambling to make a dime while Game Devs blame the market for poor sales. Some say the proverbial planets are aligning again, with way too many consoles putting way too samey games on the market at way too high a cost with a strong dependence on Pre-orders and pre-order exclusives. Wanna give the game a shot?  Internet Archives actually has a copy of it at this link: https://archive.org/details/E.T._The_Extra-Terrestrial_1982_Atari_NTSC this is like the dutch tulip bubble of our times
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80s, Bad, and Christmas: Chris Kohler @kobunheat 18m We have ET. WE HAVE ET pic.twitter.com/fIPTXgsyoo Expand 4, Reply Retweet ★ Favorite More Chris Kohler @kobunheat-4m Close up. pic.twitter.com/inSKukib24 ATARI 75 Expand Reply Retweet FavoriteMoe lightspeedsound: videogamesarepurehappiness: maqdaddio: ask-gallows-callibrator: vergess: coelasquid: derples: raisehelia: cavebae: estpolis: mrdappersden: They did it, they fucking did it. holyfducjk HISTORY holy shit! can someone explain this to me Thirty years ago a legendary ET game came to fruition, so awful that as the tale told, all unsold copies of it were buried in a pit in New Mexico. A documentary film crew has just unearthed the stash, proving the legend true. I don’t think people fully grasp just how awful it was. This one game, by the sheer merit of its unmatched shittiness, destroyed the video game and console market so thoroughly that the at home video game nearly went the way of the 8-track player. It was literally so awful that it nearly changed the entire course of technology. how can a video game possibly be that bad People don’t really understand why it was terrible though, and the reasons why are extremely important and relevant especially today. The game itself is bad, yes. It was built up to be an exciting hit for kids to play at Christmas in 1982. So much in fact, that retailers bought WAY more stock then could every be sold based on the hype. However, people at the time liked the game. It looks bad now, but the game itself was pretty on par with the times. It wound up selling 1.5 million copies. Which would be great, except Atari was expecting to sell 4-5 million. While initial reception was positive, critics started panning the game as critics do. While it was no worse than most other games at the time, it was stil frustrating and hard to play. It could not live up to the hype that had been built and negative press built up quickly. But what was ALSO happening was a flood of cheap imitations on the market. ET is a licensed game, and like all licenses comes at a higher markup. So if you wanted to buy a game for yourself or your kid, would you buy 1 game, or 2 for the same price? Atari was also screwing around with how they handled their distributors. Just before the game went to public, but AFTER the game had been bought and shipped, Atari announced that they were cancelling every existing contract with distributors and signing with only a select few. So distributors, now pissed off and with an abundance of games that were NOT selling and with prices slashed horribly to sell games that people were quickly losing interest in, retailers put their claims to return a collective 2.5-3.5 million copies back to Atari. Atari, unable to recycle the cartridges or resell them in any way, wound up burying them in the Nevada desert. This caused the Video Game Crash of the early 80s that put a dark mark on video games until Nintendo (and in some small part other game companies) to revive later.   It was the perfect storm. An over-hyped overpriced game sold to an increasingly frustrated and over-saturated market with retailers scrambling to make a dime while Game Devs blame the market for poor sales. Some say the proverbial planets are aligning again, with way too many consoles putting way too samey games on the market at way too high a cost with a strong dependence on Pre-orders and pre-order exclusives. Wanna give the game a shot?  Internet Archives actually has a copy of it at this link: https://archive.org/details/E.T._The_Extra-Terrestrial_1982_Atari_NTSC this is like the dutch tulip bubble of our times
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Advice, Bad, and Celtic: CHARACIER DESIGNING THE CHAR ACTER NAMNG THE CHAKACTER DECIDING CHARACTERS BAC GROUND STORY INSERTWGS UNIVERSE DECIDING ON THe ReLATIONSHIP WETH YOUR CHARAC brooke101art: pervyking: brucewayneright: thewritingbeast: sinksanksockie: patientno7: the suffering never ends This is the real process Resources for you! Character Ideas: Character creation masterpost Character Alignment Chart More character alignment descriptions Muslim Character questions Characters with magical powers Building a new character advice How to create a character for an online or tabletop RPG (also a good guide on creating characters in general) Royalty/nobility TV Tropes page Basic character profile OC masterpost Random character generators - (1), (2), (3), (4) DD Character Building Tool Character Design Ideas: How clothing affects a character’s personality Character Design Inspiration blog Concept art, fan art, cool art to be inspired by Character design references and inspiration Sources for POC character design ideas and models Create your own character model using HeroForge For horned characters Body and hair types guide Random outfit generator Naming Help: Amazing site with an endless amount of naming resources General advice on avoiding naming appropriation Hispanic Surnames Gothic Victorian names Huge master list for character things in general Masterlist of names of all types - including but not limited to ancient/old world names, Celtic, African, Northern European, Southern and Central American Native names, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Polynesian, and more Another name masterlist How to pick a character name guide Yet another names masterlist Creating Background/backstory: Character Sheet/Development Sheet Another character development list In-depth character personality, motivations and traits sheet 320 talents and passions for characters On writing likes and dislikes that aren’t frivolous Why you should write non-human characters non-conforming to the gender binary Stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes Random backstory generator Assassin and thief character tropes to avoid Character Interactions and putting your character into your world/story: Comparing character height/height references Characters who are scientists and writing about them doing science Describing what different voices sound like Describing skin tones Writing friendship interactions that are platonic Why having one character knock their friend unconscious to prevent them from doing something is a bad idea Advice on shipping OCs with canon characters and what to avoid doing Sweet Polly Oliver and Sweet on Polly Oliver situations (think of Disney’s Mulan for an example) How to write multiple viewpoints/juggling a main cast of more than 4 to 6 characters How to make readers care about your morally gray hero/anti-hero On platonic OC and canon character relationships How to avoid Godmodding in RPs When it’s cheap to kill off a character Writing dialogue Things you shouldn’t do to canon characters Avoiding purple prose in writing and RPs Slang resources Dialogue tips Websites to chart your story/plot/character relationships Bonus art masterlist! BLESS EVERYONE IN THIS POST. I will always reblog this! I needed this thank the gods

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Advice, Bad, and Celtic: CHARACIER DESIGNING THE CHAR ACTER NAMNG THE CHAKACTER DECIDING CHARACTERS BAC GROUND STORY INSERTWGS UNIVERSE DECIDING ON THe ReLATIONSHIP WETH YOUR CHARAC spidlercat: brucewayneright: thewritingbeast: sinksanksockie: patientno7: the suffering never ends This is the real process Resources for you! Character Ideas: Character creation masterpost Character Alignment Chart More character alignment descriptions Muslim Character questions Characters with magical powers Building a new character advice How to create a character for an online or tabletop RPG (also a good guide on creating characters in general) Royalty/nobility TV Tropes page Basic character profile OC masterpost Random character generators - (1), (2), (3), (4) DD Character Building Tool Character Design Ideas: How clothing affects a character’s personality Character Design Inspiration blog Concept art, fan art, cool art to be inspired by Character design references and inspiration Sources for POC character design ideas and models Create your own character model using HeroForge For horned characters Body and hair types guide Random outfit generator Naming Help: Amazing site with an endless amount of naming resources General advice on avoiding naming appropriation Hispanic Surnames Gothic Victorian names Huge master list for character things in general Masterlist of names of all types - including but not limited to ancient/old world names, Celtic, African, Northern European, Southern and Central American Native names, Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Polynesian, and more Another name masterlist How to pick a character name guide Yet another names masterlist Creating Background/backstory: Character Sheet/Development Sheet Another character development list In-depth character personality, motivations and traits sheet 320 talents and passions for characters On writing likes and dislikes that aren’t frivolous Why you should write non-human characters non-conforming to the gender binary Stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes Random backstory generator Assassin and thief character tropes to avoid Character Interactions and putting your character into your world/story: Comparing character height/height references Characters who are scientists and writing about them doing science Describing what different voices sound like Describing skin tones Writing friendship interactions that are platonic Why having one character knock their friend unconscious to prevent them from doing something is a bad idea Advice on shipping OCs with canon characters and what to avoid doing Sweet Polly Oliver and Sweet on Polly Oliver situations (think of Disney’s Mulan for an example) How to write multiple viewpoints/juggling a main cast of more than 4 to 6 characters How to make readers care about your morally gray hero/anti-hero On platonic OC and canon character relationships How to avoid Godmodding in RPs When it’s cheap to kill off a character Writing dialogue Things you shouldn’t do to canon characters Avoiding purple prose in writing and RPs Slang resources Dialogue tips Websites to chart your story/plot/character relationships Bonus art masterlist! BLESS EVERYONE IN THIS POST. THANK YOU
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