Watch CBS 8 San Diego’s Special Report on Atari Video Games from 1982 (10-15 mins)

Task: Watch CBS 8 San Diego’s Special Report on Atari Video Games from 1982

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Time: 10-15 minutes

Introduction

This special report from CBS in San Diego does a nice job of capturing the state of Atari video games in 1982. The CBS team goes to Sunnyvale, California to interview Atari employees and video game enthusiasts.

Instructions

You can find the video from 1982 on YouTube. It is just under 12 minutes long.

Atari Programmer
Atari Programmer

Comments

A manager talks about giving programmers a week off after finishing a new game.

I love the interviews with arcade players asking them how they spend per week. The answers ranged from $2 to $40 per week. I recall spending about $1 to $2 per week at the arcade.