A guest post I wrote for At The Buzzer, a great site with a weekly podcast. Check them out!
Editor’s Note: We’re happy to have a guest post today from Michael over at Ninety Nine Percent Gaming. Michael’s from Ireland, which automatically makes him cooler than me, and he writes about all things video games on his blog (which recently celebrated its 10,000th hit!). Check it out:
My first console was the Nintendo Gamecube. Naturally this means that I missed a ton of original and influencing games from the Atari, NES and SNES era. Series I thought were timeless — Mario, Pokemon — all had beginnings in these venerable machines. Going back and playing, no, experiencing these classics has taught me a lot about video games. Here are five such lessons.
No. 5: Consoles owe their success to arcade games
This may have been obvious to a lot of you, but arcade gaming was never popular where I grew up. They were treated like comic books; something far…
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