zzip Posted April 26, 2017 Share Posted April 26, 2017 I don't think you and I are disagreeing here. I think you're minimizing the degree to which bad games f$cked the market. Sure, Atari was figuring out how the market was going to work. Bad games hurt, but bad ports of highly-anticipated games like Pac Man and to a lesser degree, Donkey Kong hurt far more than the no-name stuff. But there was also a pop-culture videogame mania/bubble going on after pacman. Pac-man songs on the radio, Pac-man Not sustainable. It was going to crash no matter what. Many of the kids following this fad moved onto cabbage patch kids or break dancing next. If the main cause was simply too many bad games on the 2600, it would have just hurt the 2600. It would not have hurt Intellivision/Colecovision and the Arcades too, but it did. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.