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Monday, July 4, 2016

On Gumshoe and hardware-based innovation

Retro reflections by Nick H. 

There has been a lot of talk lately about Nintendo's upcoming games and console. People often try to figure out what Nintendo's next innovation (or gimmick, depending on one's feelings on the matter) have been wide-ranging over the years. People are already trying to read into the Zelda trailer to see if they can discern what will come of the next rumoured console.

I started playing video games on an Atari and found my way to arcade machines and the TI99/4a next. There were differences between these platforms of course, but the one that truly seemed unique and interesting to me at the time was the Light Zapper that came with my Nintendo Entertainment System. Of course the packed in Duck Hunt was the best known game at the time.

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On Gumshoe and hardware-based innovation
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