Tag: nintendo

Nintendo Nostalgia

Every summer, me and my sister take out our DS lites. Mine is in slightly better shape than my sisters. The cartridges will still work, though the screen is falling off. My sister’s DS’s mic and cartridge entry is broken. Every summer we sit down in the same spot: outside in the garden, beneath the table. A make-shift blanket fort which we…

Animal Crossing As a Form of Escapism

I started playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons in April. Almost every Youtuber was talking about the game and I wanted to know what this hype was all about. So, I watched a few Animal Crossing videos, persuaded my boyfriend (who owns a Nintendo Switch), and purchased the game. I started playing the game during the lockdown in the Netherlands, so there was…

Doomed to fail?

This week I am going to predict something. When I wrote about Tamagotchis a few weeks back I talked about how companies utilize people’s feelings of nostalgia by re-releasing old toys, retro clothing and more. One such trend that is happening right now is the production of “classic consoles”. Those consoles are new consoles, built to look like the ones you would…