Objection! is an attempt to look critically at “industry known issues” and play devil’s advocate.
People talk a lot about the video game market crash of 1982 in hushed voices, as if it was a black hole in gaming culture. Teeth were gnashed, the plague spread, Gilead fell.
Up until this point in gaming history, any console that was sold had games pre-programmed into the gaming unit. While the use of jumpers in low-grade knock-off consoles continue to this day, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone interested in a console that can never expand upon its current library.
It seems to me we’ve all forgotten that fun is subjective. Fun is a unique, personal experience. I have once had a long conversation with a man that legitimately enjoyed Superman 64. It was fascinating.
I really wanted to like this. However, after tossing a few bucks at the game it just turned to say “I could use a few more dollars.”
In our last column, we got all the way up to Pong, and its creation. Let’s be blunt, here: The simple fact that Pong was created is not enough.