What Made Gaming so Popular in Youth?

What Made Gaming so Popular in Youth?

A lot of people in the world, especially the youths enjoy playing video games for long hours. More than 97% of American teens play video games at least one time in their lifetime. It is extraordinary to find these kinds of numbers enjoying other forms of activities...
The Last Ninja for the Commodore 64

The Last Ninja for the Commodore 64

No, not the Last Ninja you’re thinking of. You’re probably thinking of the Last Ninja created by Mark Cale and released by System 3 in 1987. It’s an understandable mistake. That Last Ninja was one of the best selling games for the Commodore 64 and...
Remembering Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside (1998)

Remembering Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside (1998)

Even as a young upstart, Kobe Bryant looked like a superstar in the making. It is not much of a surprise then that the former Los Angeles Laker already had a video game to his name at the tender age of 19. In 1998 Nintendo released the Left Field Productions-developed...
Chase the Chuck Wagon for the Atari 2600

Chase the Chuck Wagon for the Atari 2600

When I started collecting Atari 2600 games in the nineties, Chase the Chuck Wagon was the Holy Grail. There were entire Geocities pages dedicated to its rarity complete with lists of the privileged few who owned a copy, those either lucky enough to find it in the wild...