I just reread this blog entry from when I excitedly purchased the retro Atari 2600 gaming console with 92-93 (?) games from my childhood, which was then revealed to be the sham it always was.
I have a shameful admission: I was born in 1969.
I premiered in February of that year, which means I was born before man walked on the moon. Before Watergate, before the Dolphins’ perfect season, before gasoline had ever cost more than 35 cents per gallon. Ice trays were made out of metal and had to have dividers put in them to make cubes. Harry S Truman, Elvis, Bobby Darin, and both Moe and Larry from The Three Stooges were still alive.
When I was born in 1969, the only “video game” was some sort of Ur-Pong played by two PhD candidates at MIT when they finished organizing their punch cards. (Kids, follow that link. It’s important for you to know about history, even the vile and shocking parts.) There was also Spacewar!, which was pretty cool, but not exactly Grand Theft Auto.
Spacewar! is featured in this deleted scene from Reservoir…
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