Wednesday, 24 February 2016

1983: The Year Video Games Died

I'm sitting here, searching through Youtube, and stumbled across a great little movie, about the video game industry crash of 1983. I really think it paints an accurate picture, and explores the mismanagement from Atari, lacklustre 3rd party titles, and the blame game that ensued upon ET. I didn't know this, but apparently Atari nearly formed a distribution partnership with Nintendo for the whole of America, until Nintendo decided they would go it alone. It also talks about how the European computer games market didn't even notice the crash, and how we happily continued playing Manic Miner and Jetpac. 

Give the documentary a watch by clicking on the video below...  

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