9 Dec 2015

Gaming Culture of the 1980s - Sarah Johnston

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:37 pm on 9 December 2015

With Christmas just around the corner, computer games and gaming consoles are probably on the wish-lists in many households.

It's more than 30 years since gaming culture arrived in New Zealand, not in-home so much at first, apart from 'Pong' but with Space Invaders and 'video parlours' and the accompanying moral panic about young people wasting hours firing at screens.

Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision has been looking at how radio covered the arrival of a new entertainment.

She talks to Jesse Mulligan.

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