Eighteen years of video games
Posted January 12, 2009 6:50 a.m. EST
Are you a gamer?
A lot of people got Nintendo Wiis for Christmas, and I've heard only good things about their experiences. My mom loves her Nintendo DS.
I'm a PC gamer myself, geekily flying my 737-300 all over the East Coast yesterday on MS Flight Simulator (Secret coded message to fellow FS geeks: I use 2004, because FSX doesn't like all of my AI traffic add-ons) and building onto my metropolis in Sim City 4 (it still holds up well for being almost six years old).
Here's a cool page that tracks the development of video games from 1990 through today. Before you young whippersnappers laugh too hard at our NES games, the writer reminds us:
"...what can you expect from a 16 bit graphic display and a 100 MHz machine, but (remember) that in those days these configs were king just as 3,6 GHz and Nvidia GeForce 9400 nowdays.