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'Atari Age': A Look At The History of Video Games

Jon Strelecki
Tom Luljak and Michael Newman

If you’re one of those people who like to play video games, you have a lot of company.

It’s estimated more than 150 million Americans play video games. Worldwide nearly 2 billion people make those games a part of their lives.

How did it all start? On this edition of UWM Today, we’re going to look back at the history of video gaming. Michael Newman, an associate professor and the Chair of UWM’s department of journalism, advertising and media studies has written a book called Atari Age, which chronicles the way our society has embraced electronic entertainment technology.

Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.