In part 2 of “Atari’s Biggest Mistake” we explore the core reasons why Atari blundered in 1982 with their biggest releases and explore a “what if” scenario right out of The Vertical Blank.
What really was Atari’s biggest mistake? Was it ET for the 2600, was it Pac-Man for the 2600? Was it over confidence and inexperience? Or was it some else entirely? In this 2nd part of our brand new investigative series on the real failure of Atari, we delve deep into the exact moments that we feel turned Atari from, the fastest growing company in the world, to a failure 3 years later.
This podcast includes never before heard interviews with Nolan Bushnell, Chris Crawford and Curt Vendel.
Atari Business is Fun
Chris Crawford Interview : http://www.8bitrocket.com/2017/06/16/in-depth-interview-with-game-philosopher-king-chris-crawford/
History Of Atari Part 1 (with Nolan Bushnell Quotes): https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/2000/the_history_of_atari_19711977.php?page=1
History Of Atari Part 2 (with Nolan Bushnell Quotes): https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3766/atari_the_golden_years__a_.php?page=1
Antic ET Story: https://www.atarimagazines.com/v2n4/etgame.html
Antic Podcast with Dave Comstock, programmer for E.T. Phone Home: https://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/antic-interview-316-dave-comstock-et-phone-home-superman-iii-cloak-dagger?fbclid=IwAR1PKHuEKcKRV6LhMBE6GxaMmElFu5s_eE-d1t6rZnuPt7Hx4BOCK2tj7yk
The Atari 5200 FAQ
Atariprotos.com Atari 5200 Pac-Man
Atarimania.com Atari 8bit Et Phone Hone
Atarimania.com Atari 8bit Pac-Man
AtariMuseum.com Atari 400 “Candy”
Antic Magazine December 1982
Electronic Games Magazine October 1982
Electronic Games Magazine May 1984
Antic Magazine July 1983
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