’80s Video Games: Where Are They Now?You loved them. You played them. Until your eyes bled. So check out the latest deets on your favorite retro games. By Brett Singer
Atari Inc. was founded on June 27, 1972, and by 1980, siblings all over the country were fighting over the joystick. Shawn Conly, vice president of advertising and media at Electronic Arts, makers of premier video games, tells Snakkle that "people have nostalgia for the gaming system they grew up on." That's one reason why classic games are still sought after today on iPhones and iPads. The other reason, says Conly, is that they all have what it takes to make a successful game: "easy to pick up but hard to master." Take a look at your old favorites, plus a few new ones with old-school flavor. Breakout 1976: The arcade cabinet showed a crook trying to bust out of jail, but the simple graphics made that easy to forget. Fun fact: The two Apple Steves (Jobs and Wozniak) worked on an early version of this game for Atari. 2011: Now available for iOS as Super Breakout Ultra. Snakkle Buy: Download the iOS Super Breakout Ultra app from iTunes
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