History of Video Games

retro_picRetro Love spoke to Craig from VGChartz and we are proud to present this in-depth look at Retro gaming from the 80’s by author Taneli Palola.

The previous part of this look at the history of video games ended with the industry standing on a razor’s edge without even really knowing it. The second console generation had led to an unprecedented period of growth for the industry, but the lack of any kind of restraint and quality control for the games that were being released, especially in the last few years, would soon spell doom for everyone involved. The huge influx of bad games from new developers looking to cash in on the video game boom had an adverse effect on people’s interest and trust in those making games, even quality ones.

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