lowbrowculture

collects stories and ideas from John Kelly

How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands

I sometimes worry that my old-man nostalgia is getting the better of me, but looking at these cartridges just nailed it for me. The covers of 8-bit games were things of beauty. Never mind that the graphics could never live up to the promise of the cover = your imagination filled in the details.