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GameInvasion Podcast – Episode 10 – Like A Fine Wine

Sometime nostalgia just isn’t enough. Have you ever popped in your Atari 2600 version of Pac Man and just felt all the joy leave the room? It’s a game you played endlessly when you were 4 and dumb as a brick, but playing it now when you’re 34 and just as dumb, it doesn’t have the same appeal? Something’s missing. Maybe it’s the fact you’re staring down the merciless barrel of turning 40, or maybe in a less depressing universe, your HD experiences have colored your expectations. Or maybe there’s a game that you’ll never stop playing, that resisted the crushing march of time (unlike your hairline).

What causes a game, ground-breaking for its time, to lose its luster? What makes it golden forever? Join Carl Wilhoyte, Nick and Katie Hammer, and Nick Weber on this week’s GameInvasion as we discuss games that have (and haven’t) aged well. We’ll also learn a little about visual novels, why Mario’s jump belongs in the Louvre, and 4X games that were never kickstarted and still kick ass.


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Theme Song: Serious As An Attack Button by Questiion

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Carl Wilhoyte

Carl Wilhoyte

Carl Wilhoyte is the Video Games Editor of a class warrior poet who writes about all things video games. He's sure everything is not under control and is not going to be okay. For a good time, follow his angry rants and smart thoughts on Twitter: @carlwilhoyte.