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Syndicate

Some of you may remember the greatest years of gaming as a dynasty ruling from the late 70’s through the 90’s. When graphics took over the mainstream competitive edge, companies began disregarding “fun gameplay.” Today, computer games and even some console games take 100’s of hours of investment to actually beat or become a badass in any of them. World of Warcraft has no limit to the time you can spend on it, and you pay a premium for this greatest of time wasters. Enter childhood memories -=> Isi, Jason, and I just recollected on memories of the great games of just 10 to 20 years ago. We also found DOSBox, a classic DOS emulator for Windows XP. This paved the way for us to actually play things like Syndicate, SimCity (Classic), and Doom. Now these were games you could finish in a weekend, tops! That’s the joy of gaming. You get in, you play, and you’re done. There’s something to be said for the simplicity of a more innocent time in which games were there to entertain, not entrench you.


Reader Comments

  1. It’s possible to finish some games in a weekend? I can’t even complete a game of Lemmings in less than 5 years, much less that mousetrap-like one. In fact, I’ve NEVER NEVER completed even one game ever. Well. Except for Sheep. I can finish a sheep game. If the disk isn’t flawed.

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