WC - Gamers live in a substantially different time than they did 15 years ago. Back then Nintendo was king and Sony had only been in the market for a couple years with the Playstation. We had game cartridges and memory cards and rumble packs. 3D gaming was a new and novel leap in technology, and it blew our minds. Most importantly, it was still a relatively obscure hobby that appealed to a certain niche of people.