Moving Pixels Podcast

You Just Aren't Looking So Good, Old Video Games

by G. Christopher Williams

28 March 2011

The Moving Pixels podcast wonders how well retro games hold up with rapidly changing platform generations, as well as higher expectations for graphics quality and overall accessibility.
 

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.


  
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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
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Moving Pixels Podcast: The Best of Last Generation Gaming by G. Christopher Williams, Nick Dinicola, Rick Dakan, and Thomas Cross

 

Our podcast contributors:

Rick Dakan is a regular contributor to the Moving Pixels blog as well as to the Gamma Testing podcast.

G. Christopher Williams is the Multimedia Editor at PopMatters.com.  You can find his weekly updates featured at the Neuromance blog.

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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