So you thought you were a skilled player because you completed Call of Duty on Veteran difficulty? You think you’ve fought some particularly tough bosses? Odds are, if you didn’t play video games in the 80s, you have little to no concept of what a “hard game” really is. In the olden days, passionate gamers flocked to the arcade halls to play their favorite games. Back then, games were purposefully designed to be difficult so people would die more often and therefore spend more tokens.