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Kids say "Classic" Video games Really Weren’t All That Good

Electronic Gaming Monthly got 9 kids (aged 9 to 12) to play the classic video games Pong, Donkey Kong, Handheld Football, Tetris, Super Mario Brothers, E.T., and Space Invaders.I never liked the classic games all that much either, but it…

Electronic Gaming Monthly got 9 kids (aged 9 to 12) to play the classic video games Pong, Donkey Kong, Handheld Football, Tetris, Super Mario Brothers, E.T., and Space Invaders.

I never liked the classic games all that much either, but it was a riot to read the transcriptions of what the kids said. My favorite line (about Mattel’s Handheld Football) — “I don’t see how this has anything remotely to do with football.”

(Well, I admit it, I spent hours playing that Football game…)

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Five poems about the mind

DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

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