Tag: Nostalgia

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…

My favorite game: GTA San Andreas

Last week’s class was about videogames. When asked what the last game I played was, I replied with Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. This is also the answer to the question: what is your favorite game of all time? I have been playing this game ever since it came out in 2004. Back then, it was an unbelievable realistic game and the…

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…

Digipet 101

Does the term ‘Tamagotchi’ ring a bell? If you were a kid in the 90s you might have owned one. Tamagotchis are virtual pets that you have to care for by feeding them, bathing them and playing with them just as you would do with a real pet. The big difference with a real pet, however, is that there are no real…