Ask the average kid today what the first video game system was and the answer will most likely be “Nintendo.” I know that this sickens the typical classic gaming fan, but for most people under 20, video games began with the Nintendo. Like it or not, that’s the way it is. Sure, there are exceptions and some kids know about Atari, Coleco, Intellivision, and the rest of the classic systems that were so instrumental in developing the market that exists today. But for the majority of people, they neither know, nor do they care about the older games.

This is where you step in. As a card carrying member of the classic video game community, you have an obligation to spread the word. It is up to you to go forth and enlighten the masses. It is time to put down that joystick and let the world know about the contributions that the early companies and programmers have made to the video game industry. – Read the rest of the article here from Classic Gamer Magazine (courtesy of Old School Gamer)!

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