The GAME ON exhibition in Sao Paulo last week (previously at the Barbican) was a blast from the past. A 3 hour time limit to play as many of the games as you could, tracing games history on the consoles of the time and including the classics; pong, donky kong, pac man, lemmings, streetfighter, sonic. You know the score.
I reminisced over the things I had forgotten – wild joystick waving, tape loading, pressing all buttons at the same time to produce a crazy flying back flip kick that sent your opponent up in flames. A move that you could somehow never repeat.
I didn’t chose to grow up playing video games, my older brother had a heavy influence. And all my male cousins. But I did dip in and dipped out when I had the chance. So I’m not a ‘Girl Gamer‘ but I wonder if I did play video games these days, what would I go for? I’d like to think I’d be learning from a serious game or challenged by an interactive one – Heavy Rain?
Online Art of Gaming Short Films – brilliant.