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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Casual Games coming to AppleTV. Reminds me of my C-64/Atari days.

Casual games is really not a bad idea for AppleTV. It would be like having access to Hotel games on your TV.

I could see having Nintendo games like Super Mario Brothers or Donkey Kong. Arcade classics and simple shoot 'em up games. Card games: Sudoku, Chess, Poker, Black Jack. Board games like: Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Monopoly and You Don't Know Jack. Atari classic games like Pole Position, Asteriods, Tank and Pong. And of course newly created games but keep them simple.

As long as the games are not terribly complicated, many of today's non-gamers might buy a few to keep around for parties and stuff.

This would be great for the casual gamer like what we had with the Atari 2600 back in 1978. Those games were simple, but very socially entertaining.

That reminds me, I used to write shoot 'em up arcade style games for the C-64 using Gary Kitchen's Game Maker. One of my games is still on the internet called "Laser Eagle V2". V1 was never released, it was written in BASIC. V2 made it to the top twenty downloads on QuantumLink. The game can be played using a C-64 emulator.

The game was created 21 years ago. It's a home grown classic.



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