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Videogames today are trash, says Nolan Bushnell

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell wants to take videogames down a different path. Popularly revered as the father of electronic games, he's still inventing and dreaming of new ways for people to use technology for fun. In fact, he is forging a different direction from today's shoot 'em up, beat 'em down, tear 'em apart electronic diversions.

"Video games today are a race to the bottom. They are pure, unadulterated trash and I'm sad for that," says Bushnell.

He sees a generation of video games that foster fun, social interaction, and education. Instead of creating games primarily played by one lone player, or occasionally two players, Bushnell wants to create an environment for families or groups of adults to have fun.

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reaperxciv3565d ago (Edited 3565d ago )

he has a good point there

Twizlex3565d ago

To a certain extent, maybe, in the same way that porn and horror flicks are "trash". I certainly don't see how the dude can compare something like Shadow of the Colossus to E.T. on his beloved Atari and say that games today are trash but somehow they weren't back then. Trash is sexy.

Kuest3565d ago

BUBBLES (just call me the "Giver")

sak5003565d ago

@Twizlex: You beat me to it. The minute i read Atari founder calling videogames of today trash my mind went straight to E.T. game. How they dumped millions of cartridges in a dump.

xc7x3565d ago

for him to call it all trash is wrong but a lot more things could be done differently as well

shodown193565d ago

That's Nolan Bushnell's opinion. While I dont call this era the golden age of gaming, it's far from trash. I will say the PS3/360 debate is bloody close to what I experienced during the SNES vs Genesis days. In the end, both consoles were great and no clear winner was decided.

Either way, I hope everyone is enjoying the new games coming out because right now is a bad time to be a fanboy of one console. Of course if you dont like the games, dont play them and stick to your respective retro console.

aslucher3565d ago (Edited 3565d ago )

isnt this the same guy who is controlling Atari? and aren't they practically bankrupt????

Bnet3433565d ago (Edited 3565d ago )

talking about getting owned

arcadegoal3565d ago

well nintendo are doing things a little different more familly orientated.but to say this gen of video games is crap errrr i do think a lot of games out now on all systems all all remakes of last gen games with just better graphics or online play nothing really that pushies the video game forward in a new direction,sony promised to do this with ps3 but nothing yet this gen was all hyped up to be something spectacular ? but is it ,not really need for speed 4 spider man 3 pgr4 see were im going with this....let hope for new inovation soon.

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