With the NES being the very first console to introduce me to my love for gaming, I sometimes find myself comparing that experience with that which young gamers have now. What is it like to have your first game be played on a platform that requires no controller in your hands? What is it like to be so integrated with a game via the touch screen? With the Oculus Rift, it might even become more immersive as the motion of our bodies will become the controller in VR. I wondered about a Real Racing 3 hack that my brother was looking up; was it the same?
I remember my first cheat codes. I remember the hacks that game genie delivered to us. A way to manipulate games on the developer side of things introduced a whole generation of kids to new way of looking at games. Continue reading