We no longer bat an eyelid when a new game is released as a digital download. In the days of high speed internet, incredible server sizes, and DLC, keeping your entire game library on your console is an entirely feasible, if frustratingly intangible, route to take. It must have been strange, then, when Atari 2600 owners first downloaded Cosmic Ark, Space Cavern, or Bank Heist to their systems back in the 1980s.
It turns out putting a specific game cartridge in your pocket in the 80s is an incredibly good business plan. Stadium Events - NES When Bandai released Stadium Events in 1987 to complement their interactive Family Fun Fitness Mat, they didn't foresee Nintendo buying the rights to the game and mat just a year later. Sucks to... Continue Reading →