Wow, Computer Games Have Changed

by M. Greene

Kids computer games have changed a tremendous amount over the last twenty years.

In the 1980s, only a few people owned home computers. Computer games were fairly rare.

Instead, kids went to play video games at local arcades. These video games were generally really good and fun.

Pong, the first computer game I remember playing as a kid, looks incredibly simple compared to the fancy games of today.

However, computer games were so new at that time that I don't think people actually realized how much potential they had.

By the late 1980s, things had totally changed. Nintendo came out with the classic games like Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong.

These were fun to play as well, even though they often had some annoying bugs. Better than being merely fun, these games had characters that you really could believe in.

Computer games were able to tell a story that was interactive, rather than just static like the stories are in a book.

Today, there are thousands of computer games created just for kids. There are even educational games that help kids learn to type.

Aren't kids today just lucky ducks?

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