Yep, the first video game I ever saw (or at least, remember seeing) was Pooyan in the corner store near my grandma’s house, and it completely blew my freaking mind apart. I remember being completely besotted with the idea you could have cartoons on a TV that you could control, that was a pretty abstract concept for someone just used to TV being a passive experience. It’s one of the things that video games do better than almost anything else.

If only that store didn’t have that Pooyan machine, I might have stayed a normal kid that rode bikes and went outside!