Fascinating article about Howard Scott Warshaw, the programmer tasked with designing Atari's "E.T." in a measly 5 weeks. You can't help but feel for the guy who ultimately wrote some of Atari's biggest hits, including Yar's Revenge and Raider's of the Lost Ark."Things just started to unravel," says Warshaw. "It's awesome to be credited with single-handedly bringing down a billion-dollar industry with eight kilobytes of code. But the truth is a little more complex."
Spoiler: he doesn't make games anymore.