Web Watch has owned a fair number of home video game systems over the years.
Among others, we’ve had your basic PONG machine, the classic Atari 2600, a Nintendo Game Boy, Turbografx 16, Xbox, various Playstations, and a Wii. An entire industry could be devoted to the number of random game cartridges we have lying around for defunct (or soon to be defunct) systems.
So Web Watch is in the process of packing up some of our video game systems and putting them away. The PS2 and Xbox Classic are no longer needed, and don’t even get us started on the TurboGrafx or Sega Genesis that were also taking up precious shelf space.
We’ll leave the Wii and PS3 where they are as we still use those regularly, as we anxiously await the long-rumored Xbox 720 to come out to replace the Xbox 360.
So what does all this mean? We’re not the only ones with older gaming systems still hanging around and being used.
Web Watch is a big fan of the classic video games that populated arcades back in the 80’s and early 90’s.
Not like today’s gaming arenas, filled with craptastic ticket-dispensing machines that teach kids different variations of gambling in order to “earn” enough tickets to buy a lousy stuffed animal that would have cost half as much if purchased directly from the local Toys R Us.
No, we’re talking the classic quarter-munching games like Galaga, Ms Pac Man, Defender, i-Robot, Dig Dug, Robotron, and others from the best game years.
Laugh all you want, Nintendo-boy. We liked our games simple, with a single joystick and maybe two buttons. Cheesy audio and bad graphics were state-of-the-art at the time… and you still felt as if you got your quarter’s worth every time you played.