Movie to video game adaptations of the early 1980s were difficult things. Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, and The Empire Strikes Back were as hard to master as they were hard to genuinely enjoy.
Need a remote shutter for your Canon dSLR? One modder hacked up a classic Atari 2600 joystick to focus and fire – making us question, where’s that matching laser reticle when you need it?
After the first Pong cabinet was placed in Andy Capp’s Cavern in 1972, video games exploded, reaching their full stride by the late ’70s. Here are some of the notable games/systems you played (or would have played) back then: