This meme showed up in my Facebook feed, posted by another child of the 1980s.
This is, more or less, what a home gaming system looked like for the average suburban kid, circa 1980-1982. As the meme suggests, we considered this to be cutting-edge and high tech, which it was, given that this was 40 years ago.
Around that time (I was in junior high) I had an Atari 2600, hooked up to the television in the living room.
The only difference in my setup was that the TV was slightly larger. My Atari was connected to a wood-paneled Zenith. (It was the family TV. My parents consented to putting the Atari there because my dad also enjoyed the games from time to time.)
I had a handful of games, mostly with military or science-fiction themes: Asteroids, Space Invaders, Missile Command, and a few others.