Watched a CNBC special called Game On from 2006 that detailed the rise of gaming from way back. It was pretty interesting, and nostalgiac to see many of those games/systems again. Things I learned that I didn't know(which came as a surprise to me).
- Atari means Prepare to Be Attacked in Japanese
- Steve Jobs worked at Atari and actually created Breakout before leaving to start Apple
- The founder of Atari is also the founder of Chuck E. Cheese.
I notice that it was produced by the Weinsteins. Back in 1990. Wow.
Then I see the director's name and think, "Where have I heard that name before?" Richard Stanley. Guy did Dust Devil, which I don't think I liked but can't remember anything about it.
The shocking thing I see is that this dude is only 4 years older than I am. I think...what? Yeah, he directed Hardware, a movie that looks like it had a decent budget, provided by the Weinsteins, all at the age of 24.
How does that happen? Color me jealous.
Anyway, editing continues on the Making of GOH. There's some funny stuff in there.