Tag: Retro gaming

Video games in the age of Steam

I’ve been playing games for years.I remember back to the Atari 2600 and the amazing world of Space Invaders, Centipede, Air Sea Battle and those joystick destroying Olympic games. They came on this thing called a cartridge which were quite bulky and had to be blown on as […]

Rest in Bits: Sierra

It may seem odd to bring up Sierra in this fashion since Activision announced the brand’s resurrection. But it may be even more relevant now to remind people of the vast legacy that name brings to games and the expectations of those who remember. Originally founded as On-Line […]

Rest in Bits: LucasArts

Looking back When I first began writing this, a week had passed since Disney announced it was effectively shutting down LucasArts, the 30 year old game studio it inherited when it purchased George Lucas’ “empire” for four billion dollars. Though more known for its Star Wars games in […]

Rest in Bits: Atari

Note: updated post based on original blog page. As you might have guessed, I grew up with Atari systems from a young age. The age of pinball was coming to an end; in the arcades they were being replaced by a new generation of electronic games. The first […]