Atari's Argumentative Essay

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Glen was not the only teenager who became obsessed with video games during high school. Beginning in the 1970s, the United States was making huge advancements in the world of video games. The first arcade games and home video game consoles were being developed and they became extremely popular. One of the biggest companies in the video and arcade game industry during this time was Atari. In 1971, they created the very first video game arcade machine called Computer Space, and a year later they created Pong which was the first successful arcade game (Lowood). Atari then created a home video game console years later called the Atari 2600. It became extremely popular due to the ability for players to be able to switch games by inserting cartridges. Video game consoles tend to be popular only for a short period of time because of rapid technology advances, but the Atari 2600 continued to be produced for …show more content…

One of the most shocking and terrifying moments of his life was when he saw the 9/11 attack happen on television while sitting at work. He remembers their being complete silence throughout the breakroom and nobody knowing what to say. It had always seemed to him that America was invincible and no other country would dare make an attack U.S. soil, but this event proved the exact opposite. He began to worry about the safety his own family since our officials were not sure who committed the attacks at first, and he wondered if the terrorists were going to strike anywhere else. Later that night though, he remembers watching President Bush address the nation about the events of that morning and being reassured that America was a strong country. In the following years, the different news about the War on Terror concerned and worried him, but also served as a reminder that U.S. forces were always gaining more information about Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda which would eventually lead to their

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