The Immortal John Hancock has released a video on YouTube: Is This the Golden Age of Gaming? Please watch it.
After watching it through twice, I have to agree with the man. Game consoles with built-in games, game collections for new consoles & computers for low cost, lots of different kinds of portable equipment to run great variety of games, connectivity to variety of displays and video projectors, original equipment still in working order, new games released in tens, if not in hundreds, every day, virtual reality...
I can take my tablet around easier than my wargame set and have people play turn based wargames on it (done that too). Carrying laptop around is more of a drag, but I can hook it up on TV or video projector, and play massive variety of games from console & arcade collections to Ultra Street Fighter IV and Broforce with multiple people. Last December I bought Sega Mega Drive Flashback HD game console and donated it to anime club where it has been in good use (I haven't took my laptop along that often since then). Good number of visitors have been eager to try out my VR set (HTC Vive). My family and I have original game consoles (NES, MD, N64, Xbox, Wii...) still in good working condition with CRT TV (rounds the pixels unlike the LCD displays). Yeah, lots of (video) game related stuff going on right now.
I miss arcades though. But when those were still around here (in Finland), I was there alone looking around and feeding the machines. So not much of financial sense to upkeep the space & equipment, is there?
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