If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Gamasutra)   Video games turn 40, still living in parents' basement   (gamasutra.com) divider line 7
    More: Hero, home console, first sale, Odyssey, basements, What's My Line?, TV games  
•       •       •

2292 clicks; posted to Geek » on 30 Aug 2012 at 5:14 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-08-30 03:23:34 PM
3 votes:

Cythraul: Beerguy: This is what started it all for me.

/The lawn, get off of it

[legacyfuture.files.wordpress.com image 650x676]

This was my introduction to video gaming.


That photograph is made out of lies and bitterness. Atari 2600 with Atari 5200 Pac Man on the screen.
2012-08-30 02:14:39 PM
3 votes:
This is what started it all for me.

www.ericwrobbel.com

/The lawn, get off of it
2012-08-30 05:24:58 PM
2 votes:

Cythraul: This was my introduction to video gaming.


Man, that photo is a hardcore fake. Someone should have gotten sued for that travesty. The 2600 Pac-Man was just a flickery blob moving around a light-colored maze making plucked rubber band noises.
2012-08-30 09:05:19 PM
1 votes:

spman: Maybe it's just a generational gap, but I grew up with my NES, and I can't see the appeal of the Atari 2600. My parents had a 2600 and I still have one at home with several dozen games, but for me to name even 5 games on the 2600 that hold up in any meaningful sort of way would be quite the challenge.

Perhaps it was simply the case that in the 70's and early 80's it was all anybody had, and it was enjoyable, but even when thinking about it by those terms, I just don't see it. The technological differences between the NES, and everything prior, are huge, and in fact may be the biggest technological leap in the history of home consoles.


I had the 2600. Unlike every other game system I have, I've never been interested in nostalgia gaming atari games. What little fun could be had has better versions of the same simplicity.

Meanwhile even newer action games don't make something like castlevania seem like crap.
2012-08-30 06:04:45 PM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

My first, followed shortly by this. (For best effect, enjoy it in real time, and add on a 7 minute loading time from the tape cassette.)
2012-08-30 05:21:23 PM
1 votes:
I remember my aunt and uncle having a tv that came built in with pong in the 70s.

With the new "Internet TVs"... it sounds like that will be coming back, as Visio's are supposed to have some "Steam" like game abilities built into the TV, to download games.
2012-08-30 03:56:35 PM
1 votes:

spman: Maybe it's just a generational gap, but I grew up with my NES, and I can't see the appeal of the Atari 2600. My parents had a 2600 and I still have one at home with several dozen games, but for me to name even 5 games on the 2600 that hold up in any meaningful sort of way would be quite the challenge.

Perhaps it was simply the case that in the 70's and early 80's it was all anybody had, and it was enjoyable, but even when thinking about it by those terms, I just don't see it. The technological differences between the NES, and everything prior, are huge, and in fact may be the biggest technological leap in the history of home consoles.


It's probably more about nostalgia than anything else. Not so long ago, I tried to play a few Atari 2600 games, and got bored, very, very quickly. Keep in mind that I partially grew up on Atari games before later moving on to NES. When I was young, those old Atari games were the shiat. Now.. meh. Good for a walk down memory lane.
 
Displayed 7 of 7 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report