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Definitive playthings of the '80s

posted Oct 29, 2009, 4:01 AM by Troy Cheek
The original Atari 2600 topped the list of Scott Suchy's most memorable toys and games in the Charleston City Paper.  Or, as he likes to call it, his list of Definitive playthings of the '80s.  To quote:

1. Atari 2600: The Atari 2600 was definitely the gateway drug to a lifetime of hardcore video game use for me as well as many others. I do not doubt for an instant that my grades would have been better — so much so that I would probably have won a Nobel Prize in Science by now if it were not for this innovation in gaming technology. Video games have since become thoroughly entrenched in our culture despite the repeated over-the-top criticisms by the likes of overzealous parenting groups, politicians, and crusading lawyers trying to make names for themselves (Re: Jack Thompson).