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Released in 1985, the Nintendo Entertainment System was the most popular of the third generation of video game consoles. The NES helped revitalize the industry of home gaming after the Video Game Crash of 1983. Nintendo marketed the system as a toy…

Arcade Gaming was an integral part of pop culture in the early 1980s. Titles such as Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and Frogger became incredibly popular in North America, causing an explosion of interest in video arcades.

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The posterchild for the second generation of home video game consoles, the Atari 2600 helped introduce interchangeable cartridge-based consoles to American households, replacing from fixed single-game devices. Originally released in 1977, the 2600…
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