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(May 2003 - March 2007.) Tama's thoughts on the blogosphere, podcasting, popular culture, digital media and citizen journalism posted from a laptop computer somewhere in Perth's isolated, miniature, urban jungle ...

Video Game Nostalgia

Saturday, March 19, 2005
Waxy linked to The Online Video Game Atlas today, so I had to take a peak. It's amazing how much nostalgia rushes into your head when you see a screenshot from a game on a long-dead platform (Amiga*) you never thought you'd see again. Behold, Marble Madness ...

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I wonder how you'd ever explain the appeal of this game to a generation who can control 3D Sims or almost photorealistic aircraft? Seriously, navigating a marble made of pixels through a maze was fantastic fun! GenX Amiga Nostalgia strikes again!

* Yes, I know there are plans to revive the AmigaOS every year or two, but for all mainstream intents and purposes, it's long gone.

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