[QUOTE=agbulls;1247218]I understand and live the passion that is the 2600. However, I really don't think video games would be video games if we didn't have the NES. After all, didn't Nolan Bushnell admit to totally destroying the video game business around '84?
Bushnell didn't destroy the videogame business around 1984. He was really not the videogames at that time. He was not involved with the videogame industry at the time. He was the owner of Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre around 1984 when the crash happened. He left Atari months after I was born. I was born in the year Space Invaders was first released in the arcades. That means Bushnell had no impact from a video game company stand point.
There was many factors to the crash with some of them being blamed on Atari management like doing the e.t deal. The other factor was Jack Tramiel. He made computers cheap at the time and computers offered more then a video game console could at the time in terms of games. Computer games offered more genres in terms of advancement then the videogame home console did. The price of the c64 on keys to the crash. Jack made computers affordable at the time under the Commdore brand.