Inspired by an incident with my wife when we were re-playing Borderlands recently - there’s a “I’m on a Boat” achievement and she was stunned to realize the Lonely Island song was older than the game - I started to realize old games just seem so old compared to other media. I started seeing it all over the place - games that seem ancient yet are somehow younger than movies, shows, or other pop culture ephemera that seem at least relatively modern. A few that I have difficulty comprehending:
- Jurassic Park came out the same year as Myst, and three years before the original Tomb Raider.
- Pokemon came out the same year as Tickle Me Elmo.
- Toy Story came just two months after the original PlayStation.
Am I crazy for feeling like video games have these time-warping capabilities, where a twenty-year old game seems way older than a twenty-year old movie? Anybody else have those moments that made them think they must’ve stepped through a wormhole?