I’ve often wondered what it’d be like to raise a child in this generation of gaming. Would they sneer at the blocky visuals of Final Fantasy VII, or the simple visuals of something like the first Contra? I think in most cases, yes - children couldn't care less for the games the rest of us grew up on. Would you, if the first title you got your tiny hands on was something like Dragon Age or Call of Duty? What would happen though, if you made a modern day child start their gaming career with titles from yesteryear? One father decided to find out in a lengthy experiment spanning several years.
See that fancy piece of Japanese/ American hardware in front of you? You can thank deplorable factory sweatshops for producing it. And you can also thank Ralph Baer for pioneering the idea of home entertainment. Unfortunately, that might be difficult, as the dear Mr Baer has passed on.
Ever been on the receiving end of a tongue-lashing for playing way too many vidjeo gamez? At some point, we’ve all been told to get off the PC/console and to go outside and breath in some noxious fresh air, or even worse, get a J-O-B. And then you get this dad, who took things one step further.