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Why are 'Marvel' and 'Melee' Still Alive Today?
An early 2000s cross-over fighting game, the second installment in a long-running series, very technically demanding and has a meta-game dominated by a few top-tier characters. Given that description, what fighting game comes to mind? If you answered Marvel vs. Capcom 2 or Super Smash Bros. Melee, you would be partly correct because I'm referring to both. At first glance, these fighting games don't appear to have a lot in common, but they have quite a few similarities. The most significant commonality being the survival of both their competitive scenes more than a decade after their original release.
7 Best Game Consoles For Kids
As per a report, the ownership of game consoles is increasing. And this ownership is more among the younger relative to the older generation. 88% of those between the age group of 8 years and 15 years own a game console today.
Why I Still Own a PS2
Okay, I have a confession to make. I like to collect vintage electronics. Stuff like old TV’s, VCR’s and more. But my biggest obsession is old video game consoles. When people come into my house and see all the “junk” they will often have one question for me, why? It’s not a bad question really, especially considering how easy it is to emulate software and the plethora of new video games that are coming out all the time. Why collect and play old video games and consoles? Like with many things in life there are multiple reasons. One might consider the necessity of archiving and conserving the past, especially in light of the fact that many of the companies who make these games do not feasibly have the fiscal resources to do so themselves. In the early two thousand’s it was revealed that SquareEnix had accidentally erased the files related to Final Fantasy 8 and 9 as well as Kingdom Hearts and other popular games from their hard drives. This and other incidents left many people interested in the preservation of games wondering who would take the initiative to conserve this medium of storytelling and artistic expression. Museums were opened and online forums established by the community to record and archive the enormous amounts of information related to this still growing media which includes more than just games. Artwork, manuals, news articles, magazines and even code are all collected and stored somewhere. But more than these the community of collectors take in hardware, clean it up or repair it and keep it in their own personal archives to preserve for posterity and to enjoy.
Cloud Gaming and the Death of the Console
Console gaming has been my favorite way to pass time since a Super Nintendo found its way into my house in the late 90’s. My brother and I would stay up all night side-scrolling our way through virtual worlds and crashing 8-bit race cars. I still dust off my old Nintendo 64 when it's time to settle things the old-fashioned way-- Super Smash Bros. 1v1 (no items). If you know, you know. If you don’t, don’t worry. By the time you catch up on the history of at-home gaming the next technological disruption will be in full effect. Console gamers are notorious for getting in online arguments about why the PlayStation controllers are better or why XBOX is a faster console. Some fans seem to live for this discourse. Little do they know; within 5-10 years the console will be another relic in the archives of gaming glory. As long as humans have a need to play, smart people will be creating ways to do it faster, stronger, cheaper, and more beautifully. New technologies will continue to be developed and businesses will continue to bring us services to leverage them.
3 Overlooked Battlegrounds Between PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series X
The old videogames industry adage “It’s all about the games” is both a common-sense truth about the perennial war for console supremacy and yet one that becomes less true with every new flagship hardware release. This is because consoles now vie for dominance at the altar of your top-of-the-line entertainment center for movies, games, apps, and more. The business landscape is not the same as it was during the PS4 and Xbox One release, and it will require new bold strategies to win over consumers.
Where is console gaming going?
Gaming has come leaps and bounds in ever-increasingly shorter timescales. It only feels like yesterday that I was playing Spyro and Crash Bandicoot on the PS1, but even before that, there were older gaming consoles like the Sega Mega Drive, Nintendo N64, and even consoles like the Atari Pong.
The Almost-Death of Video Games
When the words “Video games” are spoken, tons of images come to mind; from Mario saving the princess to fantastical worlds that look so realistic you could almost reach out and touch them. Nostalgia for the janky consoles of the past, and bright-eyed wonder at the technological achievements of the present. But, when you hear the word “video games”, you don’t think of an industry on the brink of collapse, struggling to survive. But that’s exactly what happened in 1983.
The First Home Video Game Console
Now, while I might love modern video game companies like Sony and Nintendo, they were not responsible for the very first video game console. Nintendo created a console that was able to win the very first generation of home video game consoles, but that console wasn’t the very first. The first commercially available home video game console was a device known as the Magnavox Odyssey and it had a huge effect on electronic gaming and the history of human entertainment. This article will hopefully shed some light on the first home video game console and how it came to be.
Nintendo History and the Switch
The company Nintendo has spent a lot of their history making home consoles and handheld consoles for the casual gaming market. Heck, the company was even around creating games to entertain people long before the concept of video games was even a thing. The corporation was founded in 1889 as Nintendo Karuta and originally produced handmade playing cards. Soon, the playing cards were being mass-produced for the public of Japan and they eventually made western-styled cards in 1902. In 1959, Nintendo made a deal with the Walt Disney corporation that allowed them to create playing cards with Disney characters on them, letting them expand their cards to more marketable characters.
How To Get A PS5 For Free 🎮
My friends, our great friend Todd had a genius idea. He found a way to get the new PlayStation 5 for free. Like seriously free. The latest PlayStation retails for about $500, and the street price is even more (we've heard of upwards of $1,000). Which is a lot of money for anything, let alone a game system. But we all know gaming is important, so here’s what you have to do. It’s a little work, but if you do it right, it’s totally worth it if you want to score a free PS5. Also, here’s Todd’s Short giving a rundown of the masterplan for those that want a 60-second summary.
2k Kills Servers for NBA 2k19
Now you're very understandably probably expecting a pure hate piece. Which for a moment would feel, pretty good, and I admit: I was extremely vexed, miffed, peeved, riled, and roiled to great magnitudes upon finding this out the hard way after enjoying a good chunk of my New Year's Eve trying to make headway with my 2k19 MyCareer Player.
'The Last of Us Part II' Review
This review contains spoilers for The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II. Naughty Dog’s 2013 title The Last of Us is arguably one of the most revered and influential action games of the last decade. So it comes as no surprise to me that it’s sequel would be as divisive and controversial as it has now become. Does this make it a bad game? In my opinion, no. In fact, in many ways I view it as superior to the original title.