The Many Faces of Space Invaders: A Perfect Fusion of Past and Future

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Gaming is perhaps the world's most celebrated hobby today, but once upon a time, most hadn't even seen a video game before. What broke that barrier? Many would claim Pong, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, or Super Mario, but there's another title instrumental to gaming's monstrous success--Taito's Space Invaders. In today's episode, Mr. Pacario examines the crucial influence this one game had on the budding pastime, then cherrypicks its finest sequels.
Check out Pacario's occasionally updated blog here: https://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Pacario
Thanks to Decktonic (www.decktonic.com) for the cover music

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