1985 was the year compact discs were introduced to Americans, the year Michael Jackson bought ATV Music and every Beatles song for a cool $47 million. Back to the Future, The Color Purple, and Rocky were on the big screen just as Super Mario, a little Italian plumber on a mission to rescue a princess named Peach, invaded our homes on the small screen.
Howard made gaming a smart business move and we had to learn more. –lydia k. nesmith, intern
How were you introduced to video games?
When I was 10 years old, my brother only had me to play video games with — thus I was introduced to Super Nintendo. Sorry Barbie!
What was life like before you met Super Mario?
Hahaha! I had my Barbie dolls. Barbie allowed me to play grown-up. She symbolized a freedom, I was able to customize her lifestyle to my liking and that was fun. Children need a broader range of toys and entertainment.