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The Power of Nostalgia in Video-Games

Taken from IM PLAYIN:

"But that feeling got me thinking about the power of nostalgia. Bethesda utilised it for the re-master of Skyrim. Activision are banking on it for the success of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. They even used it with PlayStation, in their most recent marketing campaign for the game. Nostalgia is a constant in the video-game industry – even when it’s not directly obvious, or even intended."

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Kyosuke_Sanada733d ago

In the terms of advertisement, I wholeheartedly agree that nostalgia is the new craze that gaming companies are using to sell their products. However for remasters and backwards compatibility, the scales tips more to better performance of their favourite games and convenience of not having multiple consoles to play said games. Not every interest to play past games are due to nostalgia because there tons of titles that publicly considered timeless due to how they have changed the gaming landscape and they are still fun to play to this day.