1980 may be considered one of the most Historic Years for Video Gaming, and here’s why.
- May, Namco releases Pac-Man. It becomes their biggest selling game of all time.
- July, Atari releases Missile Command. Considered one of the greatest classic video games of all time.
- October, Atari releases Tempest. Influenced the careers of several notable video game designers
- Williams Electronics releases Defender. Considered one of the most difficult arcade games ever.
- Atari releases Centipede. Is #10 on the KLOV’s list of most popular games, tied with Tempest.