January 18th, 1982
Video games were still a new phenomenon forty years ago when this issue of Time Magazine hit newsstands. The cover story, Games People Play by John Skow, is a fascinating look back to the way that the mainstream media viewed arcades just over a year after Pac Man was first introduced to gamers in the Untied States.
A much clearer copy of this article can be found at Videogame Pavilion, including a web-optimized version as well as downloadable pdf and cbr files for this, and many other published articles that span the history of the video game industry. You can also click the links below to download full size images for each page, but if I'm being completely honest, Chris at Videogame Pavilion has done a much better job of presenting it, so be sure to check it out.