Howard Scott Warshaw

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Birthday
30, 1957
Birthplace
Colorado
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1957 (age 61)
Birthplace
Colorado

About

Video game designer best known for his work on Atari games like the infamous E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial. He has become a cult hero in video game circles, appearing at various gaming conventions and on shows like Code Monkeys. He works as a licensed psychotherapist and is a published author.

Before Fame

He earned a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from Tulane University and worked as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard.

Trivia

He was the sole designer of the game adaption of E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, which proved to be such a commercial failure that Atari had many copies of the game buried in a New Mexican desert. He is also well known for the game Yars Revenge, a game which helped him become an exhibiting artist in the New York Museum of Modern Art.

Family Life

He married but never had children.

Associated With

He had a role in the film Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, co-written and co-directed by YouTube star James Rolfe. He was a primary subject of the documentary Atari: Game Over.