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Gaming With Kids: How My Fantasy Life was Changed By Reality

I'm a member of the generation that was born with a video game controller in their hands.  I grew up on the Atari 2600 (I own two copies of E.T.), cut my teeth on a NES controller, and can remember renting a Virtual Boy from Blockbuster.  It came in a Pelican Case and you felt like a complete bad ass walking out of the store.  I've watched sprites turn into polygons, and polygons turn into CGI renderings.  I've seen pixelated fireballs turn into "fire tech", and marveled at the sight of water rippling across the vast lakes of Skyrim.