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National Video Games Day: Get your game on with 8 classic video games

September 12, 2016

Get ready to get your game on!  Today is National Video Game(s) Day! Not to be confused with Video Games Day, which is observed in July, National Video Games Day is an annual “holiday” celebrated on Sept. 12th. While the origins of this holiday are unknown, today is the perfect excuse to get your game on!

 

Video games have sure come a long way since the days of Pacman, Pong, Space Invaders or Asteroids.  Video games are big, big business. In fact, they’ve become one of the fastest growing entertainment industries in the world, surpassing movies and music annual revenue. This year, the industry is expected to bring in more than $100 billion in revenue.


Classic Video Games

  • Space Invaders – Try your hand at this classic shooting video game.

  • Pacman – Check out Google’s version of the popular arcade game, Pacman.

  • Asteroids – Another popular video game from the good ole’ days!

  • Donkey Kong – Can you rescue Mario’s girlfriend from Donkey Kong?

  • Galaxian – This highly addictive, super-fun shooter-style game was developed in 1979 by Namco.

  • Centipede – Released by Atari in 1980, try to shoot the different insects before they kill you.

  • Pong – This simple game is harder than it looks.

  • Frogger - Check out this addictive video game from the 80s.

While playing video games can be loads of fun, it's important to remember to take a break every so often. Sitting in the same position for long periods of time can result in deep vein thromboses (DVT), blood clots.

 

Whether you are a seasoned pro or a weekend warrior, video games provide the perfect entertainment for young and old alike.  It’s time to get your game on, folks! 

 

And just in case all that gaming is making you thirsty, today is also National Chocolate Milkshake Day. Sweet!

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