When I was a kid, growing up on three acres of land in the middle of the Hawaiian rainforest on an electric generator, I didn’t have many video games and I didn’t get to play them as frequently as I can now. This is more than I deserve.
Here’s an interesting thought-experiment: think about British-developed computer games from the 1980s. Which games do you instantly think of?
If you don’t like peas, it is probably because you have not had them fresh.
An alien threat has risen from beyond the abyss… This horror fights neither for power nor territory, but rather to feed a hunger so insatiable that it will eventually devour the entire galaxy.
– Inquisitor Lord Kryptman, Codex: Tyranids (5th Edition)
When we were designing the Gameboy hardware, we took into consideration what kind of software was going to be made for it, and I think that approach resulted in a very efficient product. Hardware design isn’t about making the most powerful thing you can.
My mommy always said there were no monsters–no real ones–but there are.
-Newt to Ripley, Aliens
“There ain’t no place like Super Mario Land”
-Ambassadors Of Funk, ‘Supermarioland’