July 14, 1982. (Photo: Weyman Swagger/The Sun)
Game exhibit aims to ‘blip’ opposition. At the National Association of Counties convention, officials who may be regulating video games play at a manufacturers’ exhibit.
If this lady ever takes the stick out of her ass, she might start to enjoy herself. She’s playing Kangaroo.
April 14, 1982. (Photo: Paul Hutchins/Evening Sun Staff)
Players try video games at the 7-Eleven store on Frankford Avenue, one location appealing city ban on them in certain areas.
Frenzy was the 1982 sequel to Berserk. That’s Make Trax (1981) on the far right.
March 16, 1982. (Photo: Weyman Swagger/The Sun)
Video game players at Pollock Johnny’s on The Block.
Omega Race, Midway’s only vector game, came out in 1981. It was a rare sight in my parts, like Space Duel. I loved all the vector games. There was something a little magical about them.
January 9, 1982. (Photo: The Sun)
Battling the bug-eyed monsters. Anatol Polillo, 23, aimed his sights on outer space yesterday without the help of a telescope. Instead, he pitted his reflexes against “Space Odyssey,” one of many popular video games in the Maryland Science Center’s second “Great Computer Invasion.”
The Maryland Science Center, founded in 1797, is still going strong.
The Machine Shop Arcade, August 6, 1984. (Photo: Pix L. Pearson/The Sun)
Crossbow (1983), like Venture before and Gauntlet after, was inspired by the success of D&D. I was really bad at it.
(Photos via the Tribune Photo Archive)