• Sociology
  • Published 2007

The Past as the Future? Nostalgia and Retrogaming in Digital Culture

@inproceedings{Suominen2007ThePA,
  title={The Past as the Future? Nostalgia and Retrogaming in Digital Culture},
  author={Jaakko Suominen},
  year={2007}
}
Digital culture of today is becoming increasingly a field of retrospection. James Newman draws attention to this issue in his recently published textbook on digital gaming (2004). In a chapter on future gaming he mentions three modern trends in gaming: mobile games, on-line games and retrogaming. Newman refers to retrogaming at two levels: firstly, retrogaming means present-day gaming with the genuine, 1970s, 1980s and the early 1990s game devices and applications. Secondly, it means the use of… CONTINUE READING

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