I see gaming as much more than just a pastime, even though I don’t have as much free time as I used to. For me gaming is closely linked to storytelling and many of my fondest memories of gaming actually play out as stories I can tell and retell to gamers and non-gamers alike. Whether solo or multiplayer the best games are the ones which give us the tools to tell our own stories.
I love looking back in retrospect at these games to see where the discipline has come from and the shortcuts and compromises that past developers had to do with the past technology. Gaming is no doubt a powerhouse industry today, but its roots were in fact far humbler than they are today. With the sheer amount of financial backing and corporate management prevalent in gaming today I think many would agree with me that the golden age of gaming is probably over. There are however some indie developers and gamers who still keep the flame alive.
I will seek to avoid news, previews and reviews of current blockbuster breakouts in the video game market and instead focus on thoughtful opinion pieces and reviews either on retrospective gaming or gaming as a concept. From Pong to Smashbros, Space Invaders to StarCraft 2 and everything in between, I hope you can join me in exploring and celebrating the discipline of gaming and technology that has shaped both myself and the industry of today.