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Why Do Video Games Still Have A Hold On Us?

Since video games became a regular part of everyday life in the 1970s, there’s a lingering connection that a lot of us still feel.

Maybe it’s because of a story about Atari games being buried at a New Mexico landfill. Or it could be a TV commercial featuring the latest incarnation of "Grand Theft Auto."

To learn more about why video games still have a hold on us, we spoke with Ken McAllister and Judd Ruggill of the University of Arizona’s Learning Games Initiative.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.