Acing The Atari
If your parents were strict when you were growing up in the 70s, you likely had to leave your game time to the weekends. This meant putting away the Pong paddles to pick up homework, but Friday through Sunday were for swinging Pitfall Harry over crocodile-infested ponds and trying to figure out what you were supposed to do in E.T. (Anyone figure it out yet?)
While we’ve moved on to more technologically impressive games to fill up our weekends, the Atari 2600 holds a special place in the hearts of retro gamers, some of whom weren’t even alive during the console’s peak in popularity. Another important fact is that my 90-year-old grandmother will utterly destroy you in a game of Frogger. Don’t try her.