As we all know, video games are an older form of entertainment. Video Games can be traced all the way back to 1947 till today. Since that time, they have enjoyed a good level of mainstream approval. Because of the decades-long history, people of all ages now play video games. It could be claimed that more titles are aimed at adults in their 20s and 30s than are aimed at teenagers because you don’t stop playing video games as a result of growing older.
If you are in your mid-30s and still play video games, and not ashamed to admit it, then you are a true fan of video games. You’re possibly living in the piece of gaming history if you remember when:
- Games Came On Cassette Tapes: Cassette tapes have been the best part of the video game history. In this era, younger gamers will find it difficult to believe that video games once came on cassette tapes. They have only seen video games on CDs, Cartridges, and Blu-rays. But there was a particular appeal to play games on cassette tape back those days. The loading sounds fill with the nostalgic joy. Sharing games with friends were much simpler than it is now.
- Sonic Vs. Mario Was Bigger Than PC Vs. Mac: The Mac vs. PC battle is running as hard as ever. But 20 years ago the comparison of PC vs. Mac was Sonic The Hedgehog vs. Super Mario. The characters were counterparts, the games they emerged in appealed to different sets of people. They also lived on different systems, Mario being Nintendo’s and Sonic being Sega’s mascot.
- 2D Gave Way To 3D: In modern video games, with the immensely impressive visuals on display, it is hard to remember a time when 3D was a challenging task for even the advanced gaming hardware to handle. Play any game released before the mid-1990s, and it will be in 2D, and back then it was all us gaming pioneers knew. Games such as Mario 64 and Alone In The Dark led the way in growing our perspective from 2D plains to atmospheric 3D vistas.
- Multiplayer Meant Playing In The Same Room: Nowadays, all of the major games consoles available at retail connect to the Internet. In fact, doing so is a necessity to offer gamers the full gaming experience. The online multiplayer elements are often the principal focus of a developer’s attention, as this is where most of the people will spend their time playing the game. However, with this switch to online multiplayer, something has been lost. It has made the idea of playing against someone sitting in the same room vanished. In reality, the days of split-screen multiplayer action have ceased into the past.
How long have you been a gamer? What do you prefer the golden days of gaming or the modern day titles? Do you miss the old gaming methods? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section or Tweet us @essjay_ent.
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