History Trivia / ETTheExtraTerrestrial

18th Dec '16 7:06:31 PM TheNerfGuy
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* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames: [[EndOfAnAge Practically ended it]], though that was due more to circumstances. See The Great Video Game Crash of 1983 below.
* UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983: Considered a cause of it. Even though it was one of the best selling games on the 2600, Atari produced millions more cartridges than were sold, hoping it would drive additional console sales. It didn't.
** It sold well because it was a hotly anticipated ''E.T.'' video game and consumers hadn't been introduced to TheProblemWithLicensedGames yet; quality wasn't even part of the equation then. ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'' and ''VideoGame/PacMan'' were the other titles to join ''E.T.'' in the landfill (even though ''Asteroids'' is considered one of the better titles, it was simply overproduced).
28th Oct '16 9:13:54 AM gjjones
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* CrossDressingVoices: Played straight with E.T. in the original version and in the Japanese dub, but averted in the Mexican Spanish dub.

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* CrossDressingVoices: Played straight with E.T. in the original version and in the Japanese dub, but averted in the Mexican Spanish dub.dub, where he is voiced by Héctor Lee.
8th Sep '16 2:07:05 PM TheMisterSonic
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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of it's former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up. It's also part of the reason some other Hollywood studios, most notably Creator/{{Disney}}, hesitated in the gaming market and fumbled several times (one of the men who got to witness ''E.T.'' the video game's nuclear failure up close was Warner exec Frank Wells, who, along with Michael Eisner and future Spielberg partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, took over Disney two years after ''E.T.'' imploded on store shelves).

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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of it's its former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up. It's also part of the reason some other Hollywood studios, most notably Creator/{{Disney}}, hesitated in the gaming market and fumbled several times (one of the men who got to witness ''E.T.'' the video game's nuclear failure up close was Warner exec Frank Wells, who, along with Michael Eisner and future Spielberg partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, took over Disney two years after ''E.T.'' imploded on store shelves).
29th Aug '16 9:54:59 PM BlackBaroness
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* FranchiseKiller: In addition to being one of the ultimate GenreKillers in entertainment as far as video games go, this game also severely affected the status of Spielberg's classic film, and the ''E.T'' video game is rumored to be the reason why it took MCA/Universal another 6 years before they released ''E.T.'' on home video (it got a later reissue in theaters instead, and then [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes it got pulled entirely for a couple of years]] after that run ended). This game didn't quite kill off other ''E.T'' games in utero, but guaranteed those games would be small projects, and none have been produced since 2002.

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* FranchiseKiller: In addition to being one of the ultimate GenreKillers {{Genre Killer}}s in entertainment as far as video games go, this game also severely affected the status of Spielberg's classic film, and the ''E.T'' video game is rumored to be the reason why it took MCA/Universal another 6 years before they released ''E.T.'' on home video (it got a later reissue in theaters instead, and then [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes it got pulled entirely for a couple of years]] after that run ended). This game didn't quite kill off other ''E.T'' games in utero, but guaranteed those games would be small projects, and none have been produced since 2002.
29th Aug '16 9:54:20 PM BlackBaroness
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. As seen from the quote on the main page, Howard Scott Warshaw considers it an honor that this is the worst-received game on the system, as in comparison to his best work, ''VideoGame/YarsRevenge'', he has "the greatest range of anyone ever on the machine."
18th Aug '16 12:44:01 PM jameygamer
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* FranchiseKiller: In addition to being one of the ultimate GenreKillers in entertainment as far as video games go, this game also severely affected the status of Spielberg's classic film, and the ''E.T'' video game is rumored to be the reason why it took MCA/Universal another 6 years before they released ''E.T.'' on home video (it got a later reissue in theaters instead, and then [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes it got pulled entirely for a couple of years]] after that run ended).
* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of it's former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up.

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* FranchiseKiller: In addition to being one of the ultimate GenreKillers in entertainment as far as video games go, this game also severely affected the status of Spielberg's classic film, and the ''E.T'' video game is rumored to be the reason why it took MCA/Universal another 6 years before they released ''E.T.'' on home video (it got a later reissue in theaters instead, and then [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes it got pulled entirely for a couple of years]] after that run ended).
ended). This game didn't quite kill off other ''E.T'' games in utero, but guaranteed those games would be small projects, and none have been produced since 2002.
* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of it's former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up. It's also part of the reason some other Hollywood studios, most notably Creator/{{Disney}}, hesitated in the gaming market and fumbled several times (one of the men who got to witness ''E.T.'' the video game's nuclear failure up close was Warner exec Frank Wells, who, along with Michael Eisner and future Spielberg partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, took over Disney two years after ''E.T.'' imploded on store shelves).
17th May '16 10:09:11 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* FranchiseKiller: In addition to being one of the ultimate GenreKillers in entertainment as far as video games go, this game also severely affected the status of Spielberg's classic film, and the ''E.T'' video game is rumored to be the reason why it took MCA/Universal another 6 years before they released ''E.T.'' on home video (it got a later reissue in theaters instead).

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* FranchiseKiller: In addition to being one of the ultimate GenreKillers in entertainment as far as video games go, this game also severely affected the status of Spielberg's classic film, and the ''E.T'' video game is rumored to be the reason why it took MCA/Universal another 6 years before they released ''E.T.'' on home video (it got a later reissue in theaters instead).instead, and then [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes it got pulled entirely for a couple of years]] after that run ended).
21st Mar '16 4:05:02 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The blonde girl Elliot kisses at school will (ten years ''older'', of course) end up JumpingOutOfACake for Creator/StevenSeagal in ''Film/UnderSiege''. Yes, [[MsFanservice that one]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese dub, who was [[TheOtherDarrin dubbed twice]].
** E.T. was voiced by the late voice actress Kazue Takahashi in the first dubbed version and the second dubbed version, he's voiced by both Ako Mayama and Creator/RicaMatsumoto at the same time (who, by sheer coincidence, they will reunite together again, except this time as enemies, as [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Aguila Setme and Lilcarla Borgnine respectively]].
** Elliot is Creator/DaisukeNamikawa in the first dubbed version and one of his first roles as a voice actor along [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080 Alfred Izuruha]].
*** He also worked in another series that involves alien contact, [[Manga/{{Gantz}} except this time, they DID NOT come in peace]].
** Tyler is Creator/MamoruMiyano in the second dubbed version (Also one of his first roles, and also counts as HilariousInHindsight if you know one of his later roles implies [[Anime/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer fighting against aliens]]).
2nd Mar '16 11:47:23 PM Tonestronaut
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* ObviousBeta: To a certain extent. It's complete and there are no major bugs, but it suffers from a lack of playtesting. A [[http://www.neocomputer.org/projects/et/ third party patch released decades later]] fixes many of the problems.
2nd Mar '16 11:39:27 PM Tonestronaut
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* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames: [[EndOfAnAge Practically ended it]], though that was due more to circumstances. See The Great Video Game Crash of 1983 below.
* UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983: Considered a cause of it. Even though it was one of the best selling games on the 2600, Atari produced millions more cartridges than were sold, hoping it would drive additional console sales. It didn't.
** It sold well because it was a hotly anticipated ''E.T.'' video game and consumers hadn't been introduced to TheProblemWithLicensedGames yet; quality wasn't even part of the equation then. ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'' and ''VideoGame/PacMan'' were the other titles to join ''E.T.'' in the landfill (even though ''Asteroids'' is considered one of the better titles, it was simply overproduced).
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