Maisie Williams on "Teens React" (screenshot/The Fine Bros)

"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams shocked by ancient video game technology

Teens were introduced to a Nintendo game console from the 1980s and were overwhelmed


Sarah Gray
September 8, 2014 5:46PM (UTC)

Maisie Williams -- best known for her role as Arya Stark in "Game of Thrones" -- may have mastered social media, but she, and other teens, were perplexed by 1980s technology.

On the latest episode of "Teens React," the group was handed a Nintendo Entertainment System (Nintendo NES), and they were generally befuddled. There were a few outliers, excited to get their mits on this, dare I say, game-changing console. However, most were shocked to hear that the NES revitalized the video gaming industry -- especially given the need to blow on the cartridge in order to have it operate properly. (An old wives tale, "It's Okay to be Smart" pointed out.)

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The teens were then offered the chance to play Super Mario Brothers, to hilarious results. Watch this installment from the Fine Brothers below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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