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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Classic Video Games Rediscovered

Gamers fluent in the latest Xbox and Playstation games are learning that everything old is new again. Many of the old 8- and 16-bit video games from the '80s (Pac Man, Asteroids, Legend of Zelda) are being re-released, as a new experience for the kids and a nostalgia trip for their parents. Indeed, Ubercool reports that retro video games are a hot tech trend.

Some will say, why bother, when today's games are technically light years beyond even the most advanced 80's arcade game? It's for the same reason we still play classic board games like Monopoly. Despite the technology, a good game is a good game.