Atari / Nintendo for Class Play

The Game of the Overland Mail (1852), Courtesy of Mitch Fraas, U Penn Libraries: 1852Boardgame

Pong (Atari, 1972):  http://www.ponggame.org/

Space Invaders (Atari, 1978): http://www.retrobill.com/invaders.htm

“During the Cold War, games like Missile Command (1980) presented a protorealistic anxiety narrative about living under the threat of nuclear annihilation, yet the game’s interface remained highly unrealistic and abstract” (Galloway “Social Realism” np): http://my.ign.com/atari/missile-command

Super Mario Brothers (NES, 1985): http://www.playretrogames.com/3171-super-mario-bros

Flower (Playstation, 2009), trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJam5Auwj1E

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 (Playstation, 2009), gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHFqZDq4Izk

Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Siege (XBox 3?, 2014), gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB4_9aw5XtU

 

About Nathan Hensley

Nathan K. Hensley is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University; he works on nineteenth-century British literature, critical theory, and the novel.
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