Diving into 90's Video Games
Discovery of Emulators
It was all a dream. Here I was, watching one of the 80's sexploitation flicks, which led me to a search for USA Up All Night, and then subsequently to this great website here. I marveled at the collection of retro junk on this site and I finally found a home dedicated to my nostalgia of yesteryears.
Some of these articles, most specifically, the video game ones, coincided with a 4 hour session of listening to video game music on Youtube and marveling at the genius of some of those compositions, most notably, Sonic The Hedgehog, Street Fighter II, Shinobi 3, etc.
The social media machine continued to propel me towards facebook, my comments about those old games stirred up a whirlwind of comments, one of them being about something called an "emulator." (http://www.rom-world.com/) Now, make no mistake, I'm no stranger to technology, but I couldn't fathom how I'd gone all these years without learning about these things. In the span of an hour, I was playing Sonic, Streets of Rage and Street Fighter all on my laptop.
So I just transported back into the mid-90's and you know what I realized after I got my hands on a USB Super Nintendo Controller (http://www.amazon.com/Retro-Nintendo-Controller-Not-Machine-Specific/dp/B0034ZOAO0), these games were hard as shit. I'm playing Super Metroid, completely getting my ass kicked, searching desperately for a save point. I can't believe how much gaming has evolved and how much easier things have become. Not to mention, through social media, you can find a walkthrough anywhere. Back then, you just had to get your ass kicked until you became a wizard at what you were playing. Sonic, effin impossible. Metroid, like I said, asswhooping. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, I'm getting thrown around the screen like a damn hackey sack.
I speculate that not too far from now, I'm going to hop my ass back on my xbox360 and come back into 2010, because I don't think I have the stones of my former childhood self.