|Posted by Platinum on April 9, 2012 at 12:55 AM||comments (2)|
When ever I get to thinking of all the changes the videogame industry has gone through in this generation, I'm reminded of all the things I remember changing the gaming industry.
I like to call this the HD generation for obvious reasons, for the first time gamers were able to experience the High-Definition realms. There is no doubt in my mind that the seventh generation of consoles helped usher in newcomers to the digital and high-def era. For the first time, gamers have b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Platinum on February 20, 2012 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Platinum on February 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM||comments (2)|
The year is 1985, the Atari 2600 is alive but not vibrant. The Colecovision is on life support, the Atari 7800 is shelved, and the 5200 and Intellivision are dead. The North American videogame market is stagnant. The Crash of '83 turned a lot of people off of gaming, some for a long time. However, like the Great Depression, the crash has to end so...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Platinum on February 13, 2012 at 2:55 AM||comments (0)|
"Pong? What is a pong?"
"Videogames? Atari? Games on your TV set? You're nuts!!"
"But I need a Magnavox Television Set..."
This was fourty years ago folks. It was the early 1970's and everything was changing. Political unrest, an ongoing brutal war, a scandal was about to brew, and civil chaos. Little did the people of this decade know, that...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Platinum on January 24, 2012 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
About two months ago I got my brand new copy of Super Metroid in the mail. That is Super Metroid Redesign. It came with a very beautifully handcrafted black box, with custom artwork on the front. In the box was a well-done poster, map, manual, and a cartridge with custom art work on it. Not to mention it had a handcrafted SNES game box with it as well. I was excited like ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Platinum on December 16, 2011 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
How many people remember the original Playstation home console? Just about everybody does. How many people remember how the videogame industry was like when the Playstation was a big hit? Most of everyone does. Now, how many people remember saying or hearing; "Playstation will NEVER take off!" Not as much people can say that nowadays. Truth be told, almost everybody has forgotten how the industry has changed. Playstation did a remarkable job at that. The original Playstation was a tremendous ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Platinum on December 13, 2011 at 12:40 AM||comments (2)|
I've noticed a reoccurring thing with reviewers and gamers alike. Often there are scapegoats for the downfall of companies that are misplaced. I often see the same consoles appear on the "Top Ten Worst Game System Ever!!!!" lists. Sure the ones they mention have their issues, but that does not mean the system does not have it's attractions. The most commonly bashed on console that I see is the Sega 32X. I also get a lot of Atari Jaguar hatred and Cd-i disdain on online forums, but those are f...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Platinum on December 8, 2011 at 7:55 PM||comments (2)|
I do not consider myself a true insider of the videogame industry. I certainly do not know everything, but I do know that some gamers are not being patient enough with the 3DS. I remember back when the Xbox 360 released the hype surrounding it was enormous. Shortly after the release, reviewers were expressing how disappointed and let down they were by the lack of "solid software" for the Xbox 360 at launch. But has history not proven to us time and time again that we often repeat our mistakes...Read Full Post »