How the Atari 2600 Led Videogaming’s Home Invasion
Pundits used to joke that there were four major TV networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and Atari. In 1977 the first Atari Video Computer System sold for $200. Buyers –including us, hehehe– could plug it into the TV, letting the family play seminal, interactive games like Asteroids and Pac-Man, while broadcasters tried to keep viewers’ attention with Falcon Crest and Mork & Mindy. Atari’s console wasn’t the first to […]