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  • 38 Years Ago, Nintendo Changed Pop Culture Forever

    38 Years Ago, Nintendo Changed Pop Culture Forever

    At the start of the 1980s, video games were mostly relegated to coin-gobbling arcade machines, but their surging popularity prompted a Time Magazine cover story in January 1982 with a cringeworthy warning: “GRONK! FLASH! ZAP! Video Games are Blitzing the World!” If this sounds like Big Boomer Energy, that’s because Baby Boomers were between 20…