1981 SPECIAL REPORT: "VIDEO GAMES" - video-games-arcade.com


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The history of video games goes as far back as the early 1950s, when academic computer scientists began designing simple games and simulations as part of their research. Video gaming did not reach mainstream popularity until the 1970s and 1980s, when video arcade games and gaming consoles using joysticks, buttons, and other controllers, along with graphics on computer screens and home computer games were introduced to the general public. Since the 1980s, video gaming has become a popular form of entertainment and a part of modern popular culture in most parts of the world. One of the early games was Spacewar!, which was developed by computer scientists. Early arcade video games developed from 1972 to 1978. During the 1970s, the first generation of home consoles emerged, including the popular game Pong and various “clones”. The 1970s was also the era of mainframe computer games. The golden age of arcade video games was from 1978 to 1982. Video arcades with large, graphics-decorated coin-operated machines were common at malls and popular, affordable home consoles such as the Atari 2600 and Intellivision enabled people to play games on their home TVs. During the 1980s, gaming computers, early online gaming and handheld LCD games emerged; this era was affected by the video game crash of 1983. From 1976 to 1992, the second generation of video consoles emerged.


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  2. Only in America would people be more concerned about games that guns.

  3. That name typed on the video is annoyingly distracting, lol

  4. If only Jeffrey Dahmer had a video game to play he wouldn’t of eaten so many people just saying video games are helpful to so many.

  5. just a 2000s kid randomly here lmao
    idk I really love the 80s vibes

  6. I wonder where are these arcade people now.

  7. I just hope one day soon or sooner. I bring back arcades, so people can socialize alot an fun with each other like back in the early 80's, like a hang out place, were alot of great time's happened alot, like on the weekends especially, bringing the arcade back in the 2020's era after the epidemic is over so people can get out n hang out, like in the arcades

  8. 6:55: I love it when they played "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" in the arcade place with the thing lighting or kinda dark era inside of the arcade, and also. I never thot that music came out in the early 80's and specially in 1981, that's insane to me

  9. This is why so many children are now morbidly obese. They sit for hours with no exercise and eat massive amounts of junk food. 😑

  10. I was born 1980 and my memory of 1980's very vivid and Im still old school 100%. I miss these days the 80's Era. My first video game in 1986 was Sega Master System and my first video game was "Alex the Kidd'' . Wow thanks Hezakya for this rare upload. This bring tears to my eyes 🙁 Wow so much memories and I'll admit, Im very emotional because I feel like Im a kid again watching this and going back in time in the 1980's.

  11. Wait! I want to know more about the guy going back to high school.

  12. I like how it also shows the commercials

  13. At the 5:15 minute mark check out the girly poster on the wall that the nerd put up LOL.

  14. Me searching if me Drama teacher is in the comment

  15. I’m here because my drama teacher sent me here.

  16. Crazy that those people were trying to pass an ordinance to limit the number of operational arcade machines in the county, because a shop across the street from school had installed three of them.
    When I was in high school, a few years ago, people were playing on their cellphones, inside school. Some of them were audacious enough to play during class.
    That's why I love watching these videos, they're a trip.

  17. This video is brilliant and a good look back to how things were and how they started

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