Watch These Kids Play 80s Video Games And Immediately Feel Ancient

80s Video Games

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I have to admit that I’m not the most tech-savvy person and, often enough, modern video games prove difficult for me. But back in the ’80’s and ’90’s I was a video game wizard! To us, they were so hard but after seeing modern game set ups…we really had it easy!

The Arcades Was the Hot Spot!

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Arcades sure did thrive back in the 80’s and 90’s but if you wanted to play a video game…that is where a lot of kids had to go. Most families could not afford the set up required.

Home Set Up

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Back in the day there were no ergonomic grips or the ability to save your spot mid game. There was, however, a cartridge, a joystick, a paddle control, and a rainy afternoon spent playing Pac-Man or Donkey Kong.

The Expense

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Video game consoles were also extremely expensive 25 years ago, so not everybody had one, but most kids knew someone who did. Also, a lot of families in the 1980s had their console hooked up to a spare television in the house if they had one, which was often a black-and-white set. Some parents wanted to keep the main TV free, while others were concerned that video games would mess it up!

Not Just For Kids

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When I asked my dad for help to show me how it all works…he kind of took it over. Maybe that’s how my dad become such a great wild game hunter. he had practice on MY game system!

The Simplicity

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So how will children of today fare trying to play ’80s video games? Take a look and immediately feel ancient. Hope you get a chuckle out of this “Kids vs. ’80s Video Games.”