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Still game? Stunt Car Racer

Stunt car racer original box and cassette. Yes, cassette! Ah, those were the days.

Spurred by some recent encounters with old friends and finally finding spare time enough to install RetroPie on my Raspberry Pi, I'm having a bit of an old games nostalgia trip. That prompted a simple question: are the games I revered in my youth still worth playing? Have they stood the test of time, or should they be consigned to the archive of history?

Let's find out. To begin with, Stunt Car Racer on the C64.

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How videogames changed the videogames

X-Wing screengrab shamelessly stolen from the internet

I recently watched Charlie Brooker's How Videogames Changed the World and moderately enjoyed it. Brooker essentially did a chronological countdown of not the best games ever, but those that have had the biggest wider cultural appeal and therefore the biggest impact on the world, rather than just the world of gaming. While I didn't necessarily agree with his choices, I was relieved that it wasn't just another programme about someone's debatable favourites. But it got me thinking - what games have most changed the world of games?

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