The EightiesTechnology:•Atariand its 2600system were leading the way during The Golden Ageof Video Gamesin America, along with dingy arcades as everyone got Pac Man Fever. Unfortunately, it was Too Good to Lastin 1983 with The Crash. All it took was a Japanese company by the name of Nintendoand its little gray toaster(And a Robotic Operating Buddy!) to change it all back in '85. Mario and Luigi went on to become household names with Super Mario Bros., and was the best-selling video game of all time until Wii Sports(also made by Nintendo) stole its thunder in '09. Most parents and Moral Guardiansweren't too concerned about home computer games at the time, instead focusing their worries on arcades, which were viewed as hangouts for juvenile delinquents and gangs.•Home computing was taking its first baby steps towards becoming a fixture of daily life. Computers like the Apple II, the IBM PCand the Commodore 64emerged, creating the first generation to know
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Personal computer, Video game console, Super Mario Bros., Commodore 64, Pac Man Fever, Video Gamesin America