Video Games was an early 1980s video game magazine covering systems like the Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Arcadia 2001, Vectrex and others of the time. The December 1982 issue includes:
- Video Games Interview: Ken Uston – From stockbroker to blackjack whiz to video game maven, the celebrated author knows no bounds. An exclusive interview by Roger Dionne.
- Programming for Dollars – Game designers are turning ideas into megabucks. Who are they, how do they do it and could you become one of them? Dale Archibald is on the case.
- The Selling of Intellivision – The maker of Barbie has come a long way, baby. An inside look at Mattel and its prime-time duel with Atari. Also, a rare interview with George Pimpton. Susan Prince and Steve Hanks do the job.
- The House That Pac Built – Space Invaders, Galaxian, Pac-Man, Gorf, Ms. Pac-Man, Tron! Midway Manufacturing has done them all. On the even of the Company’s 25th anniversary, Andrea Stone paid a visit to the coin-op Goliath.
- From Cutoffs To Pinstripes – On Atari’s 10th birthday, Video Games brings you the company that started it all. An incredible report by Steve Bloom.
- Hyperspace – A few words of hype from the editor.
- Double Speak – Some words of advice from our readers.
- Blips – Pac-Man gets a TV show, gamer clubs, Siggraph ’82, drugs in arcades, the latest and greatest high scores, why Wall Street is saying all those terrible things about video games.
- Soft Spot – Perry Greenberg pulls no punches as he guides you through the ever-expanding software maze. Reviews of 16 brand new cartridges, including Atlantis, Pitfall and The Empire Strikes Back.
- Book Beat – The mad, mad, mad world of a video game book author. Between hands of poker and the change of cartridges, Roger Dionne found the time to tell us how it’s done.
- Coin-Op Shop – Eugene Jarvis returns with more expert opinions on the latest batch of quarter-eaters. Je also has a few things to say about Tron.
- Hard Sell – The TV-game system that nobody knows. Introducing Emerson’s Arcadia 2001. Critique by Sue Adamo.
- Comic Relief – Our resident funny men are back on the loose. John Holmstrom’s “Bernie,” Gene Williams’ “Joysticks,” and Peter Bugge “Video Kid.”