Before Call of Duty? Do you Remember When?

October 11, 2010 in General Discussion

I was watching my 4 year old boy playing his Nintendo DS (BatMan) and just amazed at how easy he picked it up, thinking someday he’s gonna BEAST his Papa in COD20 ;-) Then the wife asked if I ever played games like that and was I good at them. My response (going into the WAYBACK Machine here, LOL) of coure I did, and I beasted at them too :-) What I was referring to…..Do you remember when……was the Mattel Electronics Football game. I tried to explain it to her but all she could remember was “Pong” and Atari, etc…. Youtube, YOU ROCK, cause I found it there and thought I’d share it with you “older” gamers who used to BEAST at this and ones like it.

While traveling back in time (in my mind) I couldn’t help but remember one of Activision’s earlier games that I beasted at (I always had the high score and siblings would beat me with sticks, LOL) was my favorite at the time RIVER RAID played on the Atari 2600. So a little history here, programmers (todays “Studios”) were paid peanuts by Atari, Coleco, etc…. and made huge amounts of money off the games…..So many programmers broke off and formed….You guessed it Activision, and IMHO nobody made Atari games like Activision did, they ruled. Now of course Activision is the Big Dog “Publisher” and Treyarchs, Infinity Wards, and Sledghammers are the “Studios” (programmers)…….we’ve come a long way baby!!!

RIVER RAID

MAKE SURE YOUR WATCHING MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FOR THE NEWEST BLACK OPS TRAILER I WILL POST IT HERE TOMORROW IF YOU MISSED IT. :D

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