Space Invaders

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Remember Space Invaders? One of the first arcade games that since became the symbol of an era. I can still remember the real stress when those coarse-pixelated-allegedly-animated spaceships closed in on what must have been my base station (but existed only in my imagination). It was nothing like the hyper-realistic games which are common today. Simple as it was, it relied, without us realizing it, on our imagination. Nothing on the screen in front of us could have made such an impact without our imagination filling in the details.