Having recently witnessed Nintendo’s 20th anniversary, I’ve gotten into retro gaming. I wander around electronic stores that specialize in 80’s collector gear, be it Atari games, large computer-like systems or accesories like Nintendo’s long-forgotten Power Pad. Perhaps I’m feeling nostalgic, but I find a beauty in their simplicity and planned obsolescence.
Yes, buying classic games and such can be done online for relatively the same prices, but actually going to the retro store, browsing throug their treasure trove of archived games, it’s like going into a techie pirate shop. There is no greater satisfaction like breathing in 20 year old dust off a long lost Atari game.
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