Andy Baio had his son play through twenty five years of video game history in about four years. Just fantastic. My favorite bit...
Eliot’s early exposure to games with limited graphics inoculated him from the flashy, hyper-realistic graphics found in today’s AAA games. He can appreciate retro graphics on its own terms, and focus on the gameplay.
My hope is that this experiment instilled a life-long appreciation for smaller, weirder, more intimate games in him.
I’m worried that my child won’t understand how simple and yet how difficult games used to be before they were so... realistic. There’s something so magical about a game where you can see the pixels.