Re: The trash that is on Amazon Prime
Posted: February 14th, 2018, 6:18 pm
So I know it's a little off topic, from "trash" on Amazon Prime, but I just recently watched "The Video Game Years" on Amazon Prime. I realize that it this point even the newest episode is about 4 years old so I'm pretty late to the party, but I really enjoyed watching the series and how it covered everything from consoles to arcades to computer games. They only have 1980 through 1989, but 1977 through 1979 were easy to find on YouTube. I found the series really enjoyable. While I was alive throughout the 80's, I was too young to appreciate much of the 1st half aside from some 2600 games that I played on my 7800 and a couple computer games that my daycare had left over from that time period. I recognized a lot of the titles that have been mentioned on here, but it was really cool finally getting to see them along with some of the personalities I've heard about (Pat the NES Punk, AVGN, etc). The later 80's episodes were not surprisingly Nintendo-centric. I was highly disappointed to hear that they never made any 90's episodes because they ran out of funding. I would have killed (almost literally) to see some episodes highlighting the genesis vs SNES war and later the PS1 vs. N64 vs. (kind of) Dreamcast. Some episodes featuring classic computer games like Myst and later Blizzard's computer hits would have been great too. Anyways, for anyone out there like myself who hasn't seen these shows it's definitely worth a watch.