Atari / Nintendo for Class Play

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

Pong (Atari, 1972):

Space Invaders (Atari, 1978):

“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):

Super Mario Brothers (NES, 1985):

Flower (Playstation, 2009), trailer:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 (Playstation, 2009), gameplay:

Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Siege (XBox 3?, 2014), gameplay:


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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