Hi there! My name is Ananda and I am one of the new Teen Gaming Specialists! Before I get into my intake on old games, I’d like to partially introduce myself. My name, again, is Ananda (pronounced Uh-NON-DUH) and I am 14 years old. I have two younger brothers by the ages of 11 and 8 and they’ve influenced and continue to influence much of my gaming career. The thing that completely crushes my heart is to reference a game that is relatively old and have someone ask afterwards, “Is that an actual game?” or look at me as if I broke out into some foreign language. Io prendo l’italiano in scuola ( I take italian in school).
So that leads me to my title of this all: Old Gaming Comebacks!
I know very few people who actually understand any of the references I make to a game. Over the summer instead of doing summer reading or math I was too busy playing the following games:
- Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
- Don’t Starve
- And tons of Batman games, etc.
Video gaming is an obsession as well as current hobby of mine that I wish to share among others. Though back to the topic, old video games. Why is it that so many of us forget the very first few games or gaming consoles to have come out? Gaming consoles such as the Atari and Gameboys have been forgotten? People have recreated poems and turned it into new pop songs, old art becomes temporary art, or the “new” fashion is vintage clothing and every girl for the months of May and June last year of 2015 would wear flower crowns? It was even a Snapchat filter! Lol. It’s okay though because people are starting to change and become more accepting. For instance, a new Skyrim game is coming out that I HIGHLY recommend to check out! The game will be released October 28th and yes, I am super excited for the release. However, while the game is yet to release try The Elder Scroll V(5): Skyrim Game difference shown above (Elder Scroll vs. Remastered) Bethesda in general I believe has some of the best games.
Overall, I’d like to say that games such as The Legends of Zelda, Star Wars: Rebellion, Injustice, etc. have all been forgotten and I think it’s time we bring them back. Do comment if you have any questions or see me Monday and/or Tuesday in the library.
Ananda is one of the Teen Gaming Specialists in Teen Central. Stay tuned for more posts from the Teen Gaming Specialists on video game reviews and gaming programs they will be running in Teen Central.