It was a wonderful time for America and an even more wonderful time for video games, which would, in a few years, emerge as the most important thing ever
. But, back in 1981, Activision
, a young scrapper in a booming industry who would one day become champion of the video game world (after defeating Apollo Creed, of course), created a now-hilarious video as a means to market the company and its products -- and that's probably the best part of this little spiel: the products.
Peppered throughout the video
are brief commercials for some of the company's games, including Kaboom!
and Ice Hockey
-- ads very different from how Activision would market something like, say, Call of Duty: Black Ops
, today. Man
, remember when you could just go and call a game Ice Hockey
? The times, they've done changed!
[Note: Embedding has been disabled, so you'll have to head on over to YouTube
to watch the video.]