Dude. This is unfair. I am very frustrated right now. – I died. I die. – I don’t like it at all. (laughing) It’s really hard to work. – The controller of the Atari, it’s really bad. And it feels horrible. – I mean, the game’s okay. Nintendo topped this. – It stinks! Not meaning to be rude or disrespectful. It’s like early on 1970’s, but from my point of view, if this was made in the 2000 generations, what kind of low-budget thing is this?! – (Finebros) Before systems like Atari, you had to go out to the arcade to play any video game and you could not play at home. Can you imagine that today? – That would suck. – That would just be sad. – I would explode a tiny bit, but I can survive. – We wouldn’t want to go to an arcade where you actually might end up paying more money than buying the game. – (Finebros) Well, Atari and other video game consoles got so big and there were so many of them that in 1983 almost every company went out of business because people actually stopped buying video game consoles. – Really? – It’s like you make something unique, then everybody copies them and it just loses its uniqueness. – (Finebros) People at that time ended up thinking that home video games were just a trend that just would fade away. Were they right or wrong? – They were wrong. – They were really, really wrong. I’ve seen some gaming channels that play games on YouTube for a living. – If you go to almost every middle schooler’s house, they all mostly have either an Xbox One or a PS4.
– (Finebros) Okay, before you go, we want you to play one more game, a game many consider to be the worst video game of all time. – Oh-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho! – I– I don’t want to. Um… “E.T.” – “E.T.” Oh god. I’ve heard of the movie, never watched it. – I watched this on a video on Top 10 Worst Games. – Oh my god! It’s the E.T. I’ve heard people say that it’s the worst game in history. – Oh god! (laughing) – I have no words! – “1982.” I wasn’t alive. – (Finebros) So you will play as E.T., and you’ll need to escape from the men who show up trying to catch you, while collecting Reeses Pieces, and trying to find the parts of a phone so you can go home. – Okay. (chipbit sound effects) – Okay, I think I’m playing. – Um, I think this is supposed to be E.T. – What– ooh! (button mashing) Die! (laughing) Did I kill him? – Oh my god. No, no, no, no, no, no, no. No, no! Neh. – He has me, he has me. What do I do? He put me in prison. I escaped. – I’m confused how to play it. – I’m so confused right now. – I like this one way better than Asteroids. This is a boss? I don’t know why people hate this. – Oh! There’s a dot. Eat the dot. Sustenance. – What? Go, go, go. (descending bloop) What happened? – How come–? What the–? – Oh, huh, no, ha! Okay. Wait. What? – We’re stuck? Am I stuck? – The question is… how do I get out of the hole?! – (Finebros) Try holding the red button. – Oh my god, yes! You can only go straight up. Oops. – Does E.T.’s neck stretch like that? –
Did my neck extend? (descending bloop) So am I a giraffe or am I an alien? – That doesn’t really seem like there is that much to it. (exhales) – (whispering) I got this. (grunts) What the–? – I am doing– am I doing horribly? Or did the other kids do horribly than me? (descending bloop) – Why am I keep falling down? – I– okay. I just got– (descending bloop) – I don’t even care. I’ll get–. Is there actually a proper way how to escape? – It seems like you only have a certain amount of step– This stupid hole! – I don’t want to do this. (laughing) And I’m back in the pit. How? I quit. I can’t. (laughing) I’m done, guys. – I kept falling in the hole! – You suck! – That was awesome. – I did not know what I was doing one single bit. But guess what? I enjoyed them. – (Finebros) Many consider Atari one of the main reasons that we all play video games today, so what do you want to say to the Atari 2600? – Um, thank you. You can go be put in the trash can again. – You made people want to do better than this. – Thank you for making this so that I could get my PS4 and my Xbox 360. – Thank you for making the Atari because without this we wouldn’t have most of the stuff that we have today. – If this was never made, you would never have Halo. You would never have Call of Duty. Thank you, Atari. – Thank you for making it so all of us have games today. Making it so, in the future, we have technology and video games like Pokémon GO. Hee hee.