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Video Games from the Past

Over the previous three decades, video games have evolved into one of the best kinds of entertainment, and their popularity has skyrocketed. One of the best ways to spend time with loved ones or simply have fun with friends is to play video games. The present video game popularity trend was not always obvious. Traditional video game designs were sluggish and unappealing, with a scientific purpose rather than an enjoyment value. Initial video game concepts centred on providing an interactive video display that was complimented by in-game replies and feedback as the game progressed. Video game design has undergone a thorough transformation throughout the years. However, just a few games are regarded classics by both casual and hardcore gamers.

Classic video games were created at a time when visuals and animation were of poor quality, and gamers were drawn to these games only for the fun they provided. They were from a time when video games were made with 8-bit or 16-bit microprocessor technology. Games for prominent game consoles such as the Commodore 64, ZX81 ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis/Megadrive were released in the 1980s. Large game developers such as Sega, Atari, and Williams Electronics created some arcade games that are regarded classics. Classic video game designs were simple and did not take as much effort as modern game ideas. Individual programmers such as Eugene Jarvis, Dave Theurer, Jeff Minter, Tony Crowther, and Andrew Braybrook were credited with these games. The majority of classic video games are played on original hardware, however some are also playable through emulation. Emulation is a contentious topic since the software used in emulation can be illegally copied. Some old video games have been redesigned to provide a better version with the same storyline and gameplay.

Websites selling classic video games can be found online. They can be downloaded for free or for a predetermined fee before being downloaded. Retro gaming is another term for classic video gaming.