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Mount Rushmore Of Video Games

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: A poster promoting Grand Theft Auto V is attached to a wall at the 8 Bit & Up video games shop in Manhattan's East Village on September 18, 2013 in New York City. The video game raked in more than $800 million in sales in its first 24 hours on the shelves. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 18: A poster promoting Grand Theft Auto V is attached to a wall at the 8 Bit & Up video games shop in Manhattan’s East Village on September 18, 2013 in New York City. The video game raked in more than $800 million in sales in its first 24 hours on the shelves. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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By: Bill McAllister

If you think video games’ impact on the entertainment industry is waning, think again. Grand Theft Auto V was released this week and had sales of over $800 million in the first 24 hours! Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty:Black Ops II held the previous record when they raked in $500 million in the first 24 hours on November 16, 2012.

So, in honor of Grand Theft Auto V we’ve begun construction of our Mount Rushmore of Video Games. Now, I’m a child of the 1980’s arcade scene and used to bring many rolls of quarters to Walker’s Pinball Palace on 12 Mile Road or Pampa Lanes arcade on Van Dyke, both in Warren. My games of choice were Centipede, Millipede, Galaga and Joust. None of which made the final cut.

The final four consisted of a mix of old and new and here they are…Madden, Super Mario Brothers, Techmo Bowl and Pacman.

Now, all I need is a Big Gulp.

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