Video Game Nostalgia: A Good, Yet Painful Emotion

When Tribute Games and Dotemu announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge a child’s voice deep inside of me screamed aloud in joy and merriment. This was a voice I haven’t heard in a long time, and I was confused initially as to what this voice was trying to say, and why. Thinking back, and due to my childhood history surrounding the Turtles, I was immensely excited for this game to come out more so than most video games before, and that feeling I was having was of course “nostalgia.”

What is nostalgia?

I dove deep within myself to the thoughts and feelings of nostalgia; what it is, and is it a good thing to have and feel? Video games have reached a pivotal point in their lifespan that people who have played for a significant amount of years can “fondly remember” what games used to be like, and…

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