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Neocities, Sega Genesis, Prince of Persia and Civilization
The idea is similar to Geocities - also the designs ❤️ -, it’s hosting websites for independent and creative websites in 2022. > See some examples.
I loved the idea, primarily for nostalgic reasons, but also to encourage the realization of the need to have free creative internet.
Maybe I will try to create a website on it for fun once.
Speaking of technical nostalgia. Recently, I watched this modern review for Sega Genesis, the popular game console released in 1988.
I spent SO MANY hours playing with when I was young, much younger 👴🏼. For me, it was the official gaming solution at home. Just after the end of the Atari era ❤️ and before the start of the PC gaming era ❤️.
I loved the modern review idea and the discussions between people who played with it in the past and younger people who were exploring it for the first time.
Yesterday I was talking with a friend about my memories of Atari. I think that could be a good topic for another post!
More about technical nostalgia (because why not).
The creator of Prince of Persia (oh 👦🏻) talks about the technical challenges to creating the game and how he did a video record of his brother jumping in the garden to make the game's main character. Overcoming the technical limitations of that time was AMAZING when you see with the eyes of today’s technology.
nostalgia turn. Then I will finish this post. Here Sid Meier talks about the history of the Civilization game and the decision behind making it a turn-based instead of Real-Time Strategy game. I mean… I mean… Civilization as turn-based is good and a phenomenon on its own. But I could have loved it muuuch more if they had enough money to make to apply their visions—just another one of (the what-ifs).