Gaming Memories – The Squaresoft Olympus

If there’s one thing that I don’t like about the gaming scene nowadays is the wave of cynical negativism that permeates everything and everyone.
Some gamers actually rejoice in the failures of certain companies not even acknowledging that the jobs of real people are in stake. One thing is (deservedly) not liking the products or the policies implemented by a specific company and something else is wishing for that company to shut down!
Others though can’t seem to find any joy in gaming these days and for that they consider necessary to spread their word on how video games are simply shit nowadays and that if you, poor soul, find any enjoyment in them is because you’re ignorant or lack any critical thinking.
I don’t really know if those cynical trends are something that have always been there and it’s just me noticing them now. Back in the 90’s I was just a kid and I would have never wasted my time reading the opinion of some old grump on the state of video games anyway. I was more carefree and optimistic myself and, proof of that is this little story of mine.

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Gaming Memories – Learning with Abe

I’m a 90’s kid. The gaming scene back then wasn’t quite how it is nowadays in positive but also negative ways. If you happened to have been a kid on that decade as well you’ll probably remember that the mainstream media wasn’t quite fond of this entertainment medium. Back then, if you heard anything about video games in the news it was always related to something negative. Video games make you dumb, video games make you violent… a lot of bullshit that with time and actual scientific research has been actually proven wrong.
You never heard positive stories about video games back then but I have one that I happen to experience on myself from those times. This “gaming memory” is about that.

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Gaming Memories – Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Mortal Kombat Trilogy is a game first released in 1996 by Midway, the 5th in the series overall. It’s a fighting game and was a major commercial success and it received good critiques. I actually first played it on my Nintendo64 (N64) in 2002, 6 years after its original release but this isn’t my review on it. I loved this game as a kid so you know I’d recommend it right away on my nostalgia alone, that’s not what this article is about. The thing is, I hold many great memories of Mortal Kombat and the good times I had with friends playing it that I wanted the world to know. That’s why we came up with this new category in our blog in the first place, because Leo and I would love to share our good gaming memories with you.

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