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Howard Phillips: Gameplay Over the Content Fetish

From an AMA with former Nintendo of America legend Howard Phillips:

What do you think gaming (both games and culture around it) in the 80s/90s had that modern gaming doesn't have, but should - and vice versa?

Games in the 80's focused on gameplay and game mechanics first and foremost. As technology advanced, many fell prey to the content fetish and started putting to much energy and focus in the graphics, worlds, and characters at the expense of the core game mechanics. Beautiful or awe-inspiring yes, but without the lasting appeal of great gameplay and the feelings of challenge and reward that come with it...

An amazing AMA full of insights into the youthful NES-era Nintendo.

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