History YMMV / ETTheExtraterrestrial

3rd Jan '17 1:15:49 AM AdamC
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** In 1982, a teenager going trick-or-treating as a terrorist would've been stupid and offensive. Post-9/11, it'll more than likely get you arrested.
** On a more lighthearted note, the film came out when Dungeons and Dragons was still a new creation, and thus it hadn't picked up the reputation of being a game for geeky losers. Try to find another instance in media where the game's being played by popular jocks.

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** In 1982, a teenager going trick-or-treating as a terrorist would've been stupid and offensive. Post-9/11, it'll more than likely get you arrested.
arrested. Partly justified if one was escorting his younger siblings like in the film.
** On a more lighthearted note, the film came out when Dungeons and Dragons was still a new creation, and thus it hadn't picked up the reputation of being a game for geeky losers. Try to find another instance in media where the game's being played by rowdy, popular jocks.
3rd Jan '17 1:14:52 AM AdamC
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* ValuesDissonance: In 1982, a teenager going trick-or-treating as a terrorist would've been stupid and offensive. Post-9/11, it'll more than likely get you arrested.

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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In 1982, a teenager going trick-or-treating as a terrorist would've been stupid and offensive. Post-9/11, it'll more than likely get you arrested.arrested.
** On a more lighthearted note, the film came out when Dungeons and Dragons was still a new creation, and thus it hadn't picked up the reputation of being a game for geeky losers. Try to find another instance in media where the game's being played by popular jocks.
16th Nov '16 3:55:39 PM TheBuddy26
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The whole "Worst game ever" reputation. Most modern players [[SoOkayItsAverage only consider it boring than completely and utterly infuriating and unlikable]]. And since [[http://www.seanbaby.com/nes/nes/egm17.htm quite]] [[VideoGame/Superman64 a few]] [[VideoGame/Action52 later]] [[VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution games]] are considered to hold the title better, the title isn't used for this game very often anymore.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The whole "Worst game ever" reputation. Most modern players [[SoOkayItsAverage only consider it boring than completely and utterly infuriating and unlikable]]. And since [[http://www.seanbaby.com/nes/nes/egm17.htm quite]] [[VideoGame/Superman64 a a]] [[VideoGame/BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing few]] [[VideoGame/Action52 later]] lat]][[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 er]] [[VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution games]] are considered to hold the title better, the title isn't used for this game very often anymore.
15th Nov '16 2:42:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MemeticMutation: "E.T. phone home."

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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"E.T. phone home."
25th Oct '16 3:52:18 PM nombretomado
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: A response generated by the edits for the 2002 20th Anniversary edition, which included replacing guns with walkie-talkies and changing "terrorist" to "hippie." Mercilessly lampooned in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' parody episode "Free Hat." Incidentally, while said episode portrays Steven Spielberg as the diabolical mastermind behind editing ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', with GeorgeLucas only reluctantly following, in RealLife Spielberg later stated that editing the movie was a mistake and restored the original version for the Blu Ray release.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: A response generated by the edits for the 2002 20th Anniversary edition, which included replacing guns with walkie-talkies and changing "terrorist" to "hippie." Mercilessly lampooned in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' parody episode "Free Hat." Incidentally, while said episode portrays Steven Spielberg as the diabolical mastermind behind editing ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', with GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas only reluctantly following, in RealLife Spielberg later stated that editing the movie was a mistake and restored the original version for the Blu Ray release.
17th Oct '16 3:15:39 PM Thepenguinking2
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When regarded as the "worst game ever" - see SoOkayItsAverage for more.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When regarded as the "worst The whole "Worst game ever" - see SoOkayItsAverage reputation. Most modern players [[SoOkayItsAverage only consider it boring than completely and utterly infuriating and unlikable]]. And since [[http://www.seanbaby.com/nes/nes/egm17.htm quite]] [[VideoGame/Superman64 a few]] [[VideoGame/Action52 later]] [[VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution games]] are considered to hold the title better, the title isn't used for more.this game very often anymore.
19th Aug '16 3:44:42 PM jameygamer
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Elliot's family has an Atari 2600 on top of their TV in several shots, and it's implied the kids play Atari games. VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial was one of the games responsible for UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 and put a severe early dent in the ''E.T.'' name.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Elliot's family has an Atari 2600 on top of their TV in several shots, and it's implied the kids play Atari games. VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial was ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial ''was one of the games responsible for UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 and put a severe early dent in the ''E.T.'' name.name as well as haunting Warner/Disney exec Frank Wells and ''E.T.'' director Steven Spielberg.
14th Jul '16 8:49:19 PM TheBuddy26
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When regarded as the "worst game ever"-see SoOkayItsAverage for more.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When regarded as the "worst game ever"-see ever" - see SoOkayItsAverage for more.
14th Jul '16 8:49:04 PM TheBuddy26
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: When regarded as the "worst game ever"-see SoOkayItsAverage for more.
11th Jul '16 5:25:51 AM CaptainTedium
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* CriticalBacklash
* {{Misblamed}}: For the video game crash of 1982 and subsequent closing of Atari Inc. While certainly a contributing factor, it was not ''the'' reason. It had more to do with a bloated market of [[TheyJustDidntCare far more hackneyed games]] licensed from [[MoneyDearBoy every conceivable copyrighted property]].

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* CriticalBacklash
CriticalBacklash: While claimed to be one of the worst, if not '''the''' worst, Atari video games, the few who've actually played it have determined that while not without its flaws, the game isn't really that bad.
* {{Misblamed}}: For the video game crash of 1982 and subsequent closing of Atari Inc. While certainly a contributing factor, it was not ''the'' reason. It had more to do with a bloated market of [[TheyJustDidntCare far more hackneyed games]] games licensed from [[MoneyDearBoy every conceivable copyrighted property]].
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