Archive for the ‘Retrogaming’ Category

Retrogamers and geeks of the 90s certainly remember the Power Glove, released by Nintendo in 1989.

Power glove ad image courtesy of giantbomb.com

Power glove ad image courtesy of giantbomb.com

That thing was mainly unplayable, but everyone wanted one. Its development still led to the wii controller years later, and proved Nintendo was a good technology developer, in addition to making cool games.

More even, it was cool – in the years where geek wasn’t cool, the geekiest controller was cool. The power glove is the summum of 1990’s geek cool.

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What if your Atari 2600 was internet connected, had achievements and leaderboards, DLCs and the like.

well, this pacman video shows what it would look like.

Retrogaming is fun, but retrogamers do understand that Sega fanboys never played Mario, and Nintendo fanboys never played Sonic. Moreover, those of the era of Atari never played new consoles such as Sega Master System or Nintendo Entertainment System.

Console war before Sony and Microsoft went into it. – image courtesy of buzzly.fr

 

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Geeks like video games.

But geeks love customizing their games. Its been like that for ages, since EA’s Pinball Construction Set. Or later (and better) Racing Destruction Set. Racing Lunar Rovers on Ganimede was AWESOME.

There has been quite a few games with level editors to let people play Game Designer for a while, but rare are the classic games or mega franchise that offers this option.

 

But Nintendo has it all in Mario Maker!

Mario Maker image courtesy of Kotaku.com

 

Thanks to E3 2014, we now have gameplay  footage. Can we call this gameplay?

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