on Aug 6, 2013
My column this week compares the situation today with the Great Game Market Fail of 1983. As I said on Twitter, I can’t think of a historical example where a business this big ($3.2 billion) fell this far (97%) in such a short time (less than two years) outside of war.
On a personal note, I notice I don’t really have nostalgia for those Atari games the way Nintendo fans love their Famicom games. They were novel, but they weren’t really all that good or interesting, gameplay-wise. When I pine for the good old days of videogames, I’m usually thinking of the stuff in the 1998-2002 range and not my childhood.
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.