2nd Generation Video Game Notes

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Space Invaders [1978] |Arcade| HONORABLE MENTION

Few moments are so conversation-halting as when the Generation Gap rears its ugly head. A jovial discussion can be ruined when a middle-aged woman makes a joke about “Dark Side of the Moon,” only for her pre-teen son to furrow his eyebrows and ask “What’s that?” On the other hand, when that same woman mentions an arcade game she played in high school and receives a quite positive reaction, something magical happens. You know that that arcade game has to be something special in order to bridge two generations.

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