I guess this post means I’m old now…
I grew up playing games from fairly close to their beginnings and it’s interesting to have conversations with younger people who don’t have the same shared history because their first consoles were PS2 era (which still feels not that long ago in my head) or newer. Some of these people will go to school and learn about games that I grew up playing in their games history classes, which is great that they exist, but kind of a weird feeling.
The point of all of that is, what about a hundred or two hundred years from now, when people are studying important games of the 20th or early 21st century, what ones will they think are important?
I feel like there will be a list of the important firsts in games that pioneered mechanics maybe? Or the first entries in series that will still be going (will Mario, or Zelda, or Final Fantasy ever stop?) Maybe just certain games that were very financially successful like WOW or something? I have a lot of thoughts on this topic going in several different directions. I’ll post more later but I’d be curious to know yours.