The Atari 2600 defined a generation of gamers. With its sleek 8-bit graphics, sound effects, and probably the largest library of games available to any one system at this time, it was no wonder it was such a success. Over the last year, I have taken time to research the success of the Atari 2600. I’ve dredged through books, I’ve scoured the internet, and I’ve talked to early adopters of the system. It wasn’t the library of games. It wasn’t the graphics, and it certainly wasn’t the price. The key to the Atari 2600’s success can now only be seen on YouTube and other video sites. I’m talking about, COMMERCIALS!
Video game movies: a subject that every true gamer fears the most. Why is that? Maybe it is because video games are not truly respected as an art form or maybe Hollywood doesn’t really care about the quality of the movie, they just want a franchise to sell tickets. However, today, I present to you, the Top 5 Fan Made Live-Action Trailers. The only criteria for this list was that it was a trailer, so sadly incredible on-line series like “Street Fighter: The Later Years” did not make the list. So without further ado, let’s get started with my number 5 best trailer!
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Sports video games are a funny thing in the world of early gaming. The games are always judged on how close they come to the actual sport, and are always criticized for the sheer number of exploits that you can find in them. However, there’s always something charming about going back to play a sports video game on the NES. You know the developers were trying their hardest, but there’s always that one little thing that ruins the game for you.
Tradewest, however, made a game that is seriously fun and pretty close to the way you’d remember basketball in the late 80’s… except for one thing… Read the rest of this entry »