What Did The Lone Ranger And Batman Think About Video Games In 1983?

In the September issue of Videogaming Illustrated, the magazine decided to invite two special guests to submit editorials on how they felt about the growing popularity of video games.

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The two guests were none other than the actors who played two legendary television heroes. Clayton Moore who portrayed the Lone Ranger from 1949 until 1957 for 169 episodes and Adam West who of course played Batman from 1966 until 1968 for 120 episodes. So what did these two think about the all-consuming fervor of arcade and home consoles?

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It might surprise you to learn they were more than okay with the medium and what it stood for. I also think it’s rather clear from the editorials below that the roles they made famous…their successes had to do with how much of their own ideology they brought to the characters.
Clayton Moore - The Lone Ranger
Clayton Moore - Videogaming and Computergaming Illustrated

Image courtesy of Ain't It Cool News and Decaying Hollywood Mansions.
Image courtesy of Ain’t It Cool News and Decaying Hollywood Mansions.

Batman - Adam West - Videogaming and Computergaming Illustrated


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