Until recently, it seemed that digital culture was a phenomenon aimed solely at the future. But this is not the case: today's electronic media are happy to turn to their past. The rapid development of technology has confirmed a sad truth: what seems most modern becomes obsolete the fastest. Electronic storage media deteriorate, and old programs stop running on new devices. At a certain point there was a fairly large group of computer users who did not want to put up with this.
What do you think about retro games? And do you play them at all?
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Old games, which used to be the prerogative of eccentrics, have suddenly become a popular hobby among ordinary users. This eventually led to one of the most interesting changes in the history of video games. Before that, they had been a form that to some extent defined technological progress: new solutions were always supplanting older ones. But suddenly it turned out that the aesthetics of the old games-more primitive graphics, modest sound effects, an emphasis on simplicity, clear objectives and tasks rather than cinematic expression-were a breath of fresh air that players were sorely lacking. So now I'm like most users of play retro games going back in time.
Most importantly, the production of such games was many times cheaper. Independent computer games of the "first wave", which appeared in the late 2010s and immediately threatened the position of high-budget games, drew their inspiration from retro aesthetics.
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