Let's hop into the "way-back" machine until we get to 1983...
Mark Robichek, his friends Eric Ginner & Todd Walker, and a host of others were honored as elite video game players in the magazines shown below.
Most of the players from the Life Magazine photo (including Mark) are subjects of the movie documentary Chasing Ghosts, a film that made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2007.
(Click on a picture to see a close-up view and read the stories.)
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