08 June 2007

Reasons for Fall of Communism #162: Their video games sucked.

From Wired.

The Lost Arcade Games of the Soviet Union
Alexander Zaitchik
See related story: Soviet-Era Arcade Games Crawl Out of Their Cold War Graves
06.07.07 | 2:00 AM
Stick It to Me
In Gorodki, the stick is aimed by moving the joystick left and right. The "throw" button, or brosok, is on top in red. The goal is to collect as many sticks in the basket as possible.

Photo: Alexander Zaitchik

That looks like the saddest, most boring video game ever. They Soviets should have known that if there is no opiate for the masses, they'll start agitating.

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