Today's Kids Don't Quite Know What to Make of the Atari 2600

Kirstin Fawcett

Technology has changed a lot in the past four decades, which means that kids today sometimes don’t know what to make of the gadgets their parents grew up with. Video game fans might remember the Atari 2600 (originally called the Atari VCS), the retro home console that helped rec room gaming go mainstream after its initial release in 1977. At the time, the bulky Atari 2600 was the height of sophistication. Now, as YouTube channel Fine Brothers Entertainment captures in its latest “Kids React” video, it’s simply a puzzling relic from the past for Generation Z.

For the uninitiated, "Kids React" is a "weekly show where kids aged 5-14 give their raw honest opinion about viral videos, politics, movie trailers, pop stars, YouTube stars and more," according to its creators. If you're really in the mood to feel old, you can watch even more episodes online.

[h/t Fine Brothers Entertainment]

Banner image: Evan-Amos, Wikimedia Commons

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