Earth & Conservation

When Video Games Died

The crash of Atari

Home gaming systems like Atari were wildly popular when they first became available. Gamers were excited about the possibility of playing arcade games in the comfort of their own home. But the quality of games like Pac-Man and E.T. did not live up to expectations, and many of Atari's 5200 consoles were riddled with glitches. Atari's subsequent crash is what many have come to call "the death of video games."