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Planning to see 'Wreck-It Ralph'? Brush up on classic video game characters

Published: Thursday, Nov. 1 2012 2:55 p.m. MDT

"Wreck-It Ralph," Disney’s latest animated feature, takes audiences on a wild journey through the history of video games. It also reintroduces viewers to a number of familiar characters. Even though arcades are mostly a thing of the past, their influence is inescapable. In fact, many of the characters from the old classics are still around and as popular as ever. So, for anyone going to check out “Wreck-It Ralph” this weekend, here’s a brief history of some of gaming’s most iconic characters that got their start in the arcades.
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