Interesting. On one hand, 2600 games like Outlaw are one person shooting the other person with a gun. There was an earlier arcade light gun shooter to from Atari's arcade division before the 2600 games of the same name.
It's been a long time since I played Outlaw on the 2600, but when I viewed it on youtube, when a player gets shot he immediately springs back up again. When Nolan said he was against blowing up people, I took it to mean killing people. I know he was against the arcade game Death Race, because you ran over people (game maker Exidy said they were gremlins), and then a cross would appear. But again, I don't know this for sure.
And Vexer, I could only read what Bushnell was quoted as saying by the original poster (couldn't find the entire article), but Bushnell, as far as I can tell, did not state that "all modern games are "trash", but he did say "Video games today are a race to the bottom."
Yeah, he should have been more specific, but he did not single out any particular game maker or genre.
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