This year, the video game turns 40. Let's call it an occasion to spend a few more hours in front of our TVs, the place where it all started.
Computer Space, generally considered the first commercially-sold video game ever, is pretty rare these days, with only about 1800 of the retro-futuristic arcade cabinets made. Yet two of them just popped up on eBay.
Chuck E. Cheese, the arcade with robot band, is a violent place. An uninvited kid joined a birthday party. And when the cops showed up, they found a rumble between 40 bloodthirsty parents.
Nolan Bushnell's super high-tech video game restaurant, uWink finally opened its doors last week and the first reviews are beginning to come in. The general concensus is that the place isn't even ready to be opened.