Battlezone- 1980 Atari Inc.
Erupting volcano

I shared a lab at Atari with Ed Rotberg, who was working on Battlezone in 1980. I kept pestering him about the volcano in the backdrop, asking him when he was going to add code to make it erupt. Ed's response was, "I'm trying to make a game here! I don't have time for that" or something along those lines. But I kept at him. Finally, he told me, "Look. If you want the volcano to erupt, write the damn code yourself!" So I did :)