Childhood games

Atari-2600-Wood-4Sw-SetI’m stealing one of my own topic ideas here, and talking about how games left an impression on me from my earliest childhood.

I’ve been playing video games for as long as I can remember, really. My uncle bought an Atari and kept it at my grandmother’s house for all his nieces and nephews to play when they came to visit. I was quite young at the time, and my favorite game was the Smurfs. My fond memories of that console are tied up with family: The smell of my grandmother’s cooking, the sound of my uncles and aunts telling stories, the burning desire to be as cool as my older cousins. Even though I can barely remember the games themselves, the nostalgia I feel from just looking at this photo is strong.

 

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5 thoughts on “Childhood games

  1. My sister gave me an “Atari Classic” last Christmas, and I played through a bunch of the games on it with my 8-yr old daughter. Some of the game hold up surprisingly well, and my daughter appreciated it as well…. for about a week. Then she went back to her Shelter 2 and Roblox. But it was kinda nice to have that little nostalgia trip for myself and share it with her.

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