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'E.T.,' 'Krull,' 'Gremlins,' and 'Porky's': When Every Movie Was an Atari Game

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#1 Video 61

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 05:49 PM

this is a good article from yahoo about movies as atari games in the early 80s


from Marcus Errico Deputy Editor, Yahoo Entertainment June 26, 2015:


Back in the early '80s, everyone had an Atari 2600 jacked into their TV sets, launching a feeding frenzy among game developers, who looked to Hollywood for source material. They figured a hit movie would equal a hit video game. Boy, were they wrong. But it sure is fun to look back at which games actually worked and which games were 'Porky's.'


heres the link: https://www.yahoo.co...5209525438.html




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#2 LeeJ07


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 10:20 PM

Some of the better ones were E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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#3 Arenafoot


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 12:46 AM

So who's working on a homebrew Atari game for the upcoming movie "Pixels"????

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#4 AtariBrian


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:51 AM

I like Porkys!

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#5 Yo-Yo


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:07 PM

Haha me too
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#6 LeeJ07


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 10:22 PM

They neglected Superman and Popeye.
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