An aborted effort to play retro classic Maniac Mansion leads to a discussion by the Moving Pixels crew about differences between older and newer games.
We wonder how well retro games hold up with rapidly changing platform generations, as well as higher expectations for graphics quality and overall accessibility.
This podcast is also available via iTunes.
More discussion of retro gaming, gaming accessibility, and various other topics related to our discussion:
Retro-ing Games by Mike Schiller
Pac-Man Will Die: Cynicism and Retro Game “Endings” by G. Christopher Williams
Active Learning: The Pedagogy of the Game Tutorial by G. Christopher Williams
Minotaur Rescue: Retro Renaissance by Aaron Poppleton
Mafia II Goes Retro with Joe’s Adventures, Early 2000s Retro That Is
by G. Christopher Williams
Moving Pixels Podcast: The Best of Last Generation Gaming by G. Christopher Williams, Nick Dinicola, Rick Dakan, and Thomas Cross
Our podcast contributors:
Nick Dinicola is also a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog.
Thomas Cross contributes frequently to the Multimedia section at PopMatters.com, and he also pens the Diamond in the Rough column for GameSetWatch.
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