Pasitism on nostalgia

The other day, Sony reduced the cost of its retro Playstation Classic to 3,000 rubles, and it began to look like a fairly inexpensive option for those who want to remember their childhood and good old PS1 games, in my case, the legendary Tekken 3. Literally today I bought this set-top box and started connecting it to the TV.

Funny enough, the Classic case is about the same size as the gamepads themselves, the memory card is built into the console, and the joysticks are connected via standard USB 2.0. Power is supplied via microUSB, and the set-top box is connected to the TV via HDMI. I immediately liked this adaptation to modern realities.

And so I launch the cherished Tekken 3, play and understand that somehow it does not touch me at all. I remain indifferent to the game, and I also note the terrible graphics and pixelation, and this despite the fact that the box said about HD redrawing. And it just so happens that the reduced size of the PS Classic, as it were, symbolizes the size of the positive emotions that you will receive from this console.

Playing PS Classic, I thought about the fact that manufacturers and developers often parasitize on nostalgia, because with a minimum investment you can get decent money from a solvent audience for which the conditional Tekken 3 is closely associated with childhood and they would give a lot for it to relive those vivid childhood emotions again. The problem with nostalgia is that we are pleased to remember that time, but it is far from the fact that we really like to relive it now, when the world has changed a lot. Thinking about it, I immediately thought of five good and bad uses of nostalgia.

https://cars45.com.gh/dQOkgYjI57QRmVBNispbIw5L

Starcraft Remastered

A year ago, I read on the news that Blizzard had announced a re-release of the iconic game that inspired my childhood. At the same time, the updated version received real FHD and 4k textures, so playing it even from a large screen with high resolution was a pleasure. Separately, I note that my main computer is an iMac, but Blizzard even took care of the mac drives, the game was available on macOS too. I didn’t even launch the network mode, but I gladly replayed the campaign from scratch, playing for about a couple of hours a day.

It was a pleasant pastime. I remembered the history of Starcraft, refreshed my memory, for which I loved and disliked each race, and at the same time I was not annoyed by the graphics at all, because it looked quite modern, at least in terms of resolution.

Sailor Moon remake

I was born in 1990 and, like many of my peers, I watched two episodes of Sailor Moon on the weekends at the age of 6-7. The beauty of this anime was that it looked much more interesting than most traditional cartoons, so the story of Sailor Moon was captivating.

When I was a kid, I used to record all the episodes on cassette and then rewatch them in my spare time. But at one point, my mother needed one of the cassettes (some kind of series was on), and she re-recorded the painstakingly recorded anime without further clarification. About five years ago, I wanted to refresh my favorite anime in my memory, I started watching it and realized that the plot is rather primitive, most of the episodes are similar to each other, and only the endings of the seasons were more or less good.

But that was half the trouble. A couple of years ago, they decided to make a remake of Sailor Moon, the anime was called Sailor Moon Crystal and was closer in plot to the original manga (manga is black and white Japanese comics). Despite a much more interesting plot and good graphics, the remake came out very weak, the characters were "cardboard" and the same, without any personality, and in general the anime felt rather weak for 2016.

Heroes III HD Edition

The release of the HD re-release of the game caused quite a buzz among the fans. Part of the audience was outraged by the high price of the remake ($15), another part was unhappy with the fact that only the original version of Heroes was re-released, without addons, and the third simply remained indifferent to the announcement, because they thought that the usual HD mod would be enough for them, available online.

I bought the game for my iPad at the time and was pleasantly surprised by the work done. All the icons were carefully redrawn, the game looked magical on the iPad mini 2 screen, and the 4:3 aspect ratio avoided stripes on the sides. The only thing they screwed up is the controls: to attack with archers, you need to double-click on the target, but in most cases, instead of attacking, a description of the enemy unit was opened, and there were many such moments.

Given that Ubisoft was expected to have a lot of paid subscriptions and other unpleasant changes / additions, we can say that we got off cheaply, the company did not touch the game itself. Although in the comments to our article I found an interesting opinion from our layout designer Valentin.

And you know, I agree with him. Take the same cheat city portal, flight and teleportation, it would be great to see them processed, but who needs it if you could sell it anyway?

Nokia 3310

“Evgeny, this is all great, but what about smartphones, which we actually come here to read about?” the reader will ask me. There are also examples in the mobile industry, the most striking of them is the resurrection of the Nokia brand and the launch of the updated Nokia 3310. However, it seems to me that this particular model could only be slightly refreshed in terms of shell, while the body and dimensions were left the same. And there would be a successful retro device with modern features. But instead, HMD released a plastic rattle, which is even sad to look at. Here is what Artem Lutfullin wrote after getting acquainted with this model:

You could take the original Nokia 3310 case and put a lot of new stuff in there. Judge for yourself, the device is rather big, what could hardly fit in this case 17 years ago, today takes up a minimum of space in it, and you can put a lot of other things there. For example, two SIM cards with LTE support, a 3000 mAh battery or even more, USB Type-C for charging. Outwardly, it should be the same good old Nokia 3310, but with such hardware it could be used as a second phone, as a phone for distributing the Internet, as an additional 3000 mAh for charging a smartphone, after all. Yes, the price would be higher in this case, but nevertheless.

It's very sad that HMD turned "the revival of the legendary Nokia 3310" into a cheap farce and was able to squeeze out of a potentially interesting event just another push-button dialer without a gram of imagination.

Conclusion

With the Playstation Classic as an example, I realized that it is better to leave childhood memories alone and return to them sometimes in my thoughts, rather than trying to realize them now. After all, a fair share of impressions is not only a conditional toy, but also childhood itself, when everything is new and any little thing can cause a storm of emotions.

Well, if you are still making a similar product based on nostalgia, then if you please get confused and adapt it well to modern realities. Conditional Vasya, who played Starcraft at the age of seven, now, although he earns decent money, he also has a number of requirements for the quality of the same games. An adult cannot be surprised in the same way as a child.

By the way, at the end of 2019, Blizzard promises to release a Remastered version of the third Warcraft, and if it is as well done as Starcraft, then I will definitely complete all the campaigns again.

In the comments, I propose to tell about my examples when attempts to refresh nostalgia did not end in anything good. Or vice versa, when in practice you were able to remember those very vivid emotions thanks to any purchase.

Pasitism on nostalgia

The other day, Sony reduced the cost of its retro Playstation Classic to 3,000 rubles, and it began to look like a fairly inexpensive option for those who want to remember their childhood and good old PS1 games, in my case, the legendary Tekken 3. Literally today I bought this set-top box and started connecting it to the TV.

Funny enough, the Classic case is about the same size as the gamepads themselves, the memory card is built into the console, and the joysticks are connected via standard USB 2.0. Power is supplied via microUSB, and the set-top box is connected to the TV via HDMI. I immediately liked this adaptation to modern realities.

And so I launch the cherished Tekken 3, play and understand that somehow it does not touch me at all. I remain indifferent to the game, and I also note the terrible graphics and pixelation, and this despite the fact that the box said about HD redrawing. And it just so happens that the reduced size of the PS Classic, as it were, symbolizes the size of the positive emotions that you will receive from this console.

Playing PS Classic, I thought about the fact that manufacturers and developers often parasitize on nostalgia, because with a minimum investment you can get decent money from a solvent audience for which the conditional Tekken 3 is closely associated with childhood and they would give a lot for it to relive those vivid childhood emotions again. The problem with nostalgia is that we are pleased to remember that time, but it is far from the fact that we really like to relive it now, when the world has changed a lot. Thinking about it, I immediately thought of five good and bad uses of nostalgia.

https://cars45.com.gh/dQOkgYjI57QRmVBNispbIw5L

Starcraft Remastered

A year ago, I read on the news that Blizzard had announced a re-release of the iconic game that inspired my childhood. At the same time, the updated version received real FHD and 4k textures, so playing it even from a large screen with high resolution was a pleasure. Separately, I note that my main computer is an iMac, but Blizzard even took care of the mac drives, the game was available on macOS too. I didn’t even launch the network mode, but I gladly replayed the campaign from scratch, playing for about a couple of hours a day.

It was a pleasant pastime. I remembered the history of Starcraft, refreshed my memory, for which I loved and disliked each race, and at the same time I was not annoyed by the graphics at all, because it looked quite modern, at least in terms of resolution.

Sailor Moon remake

I was born in 1990 and, like many of my peers, watched two episodes of Sailor Moon on the weekends at the age of 6-7. The beauty of this anime was that it looked much more interesting than most traditional cartoons, so the story of Sailor Moon was captivating.

When I was a kid, I used to record all the episodes on cassette and then rewatch them in my spare time. But at one point, my mother needed one of the cassettes (some kind of series was on), and she re-recorded the painstakingly recorded anime without further clarification. About five years ago, I wanted to refresh my favorite anime in my memory, I started watching it and realized that the plot is rather primitive, most of the episodes are similar to each other, and only the endings of the seasons were more or less good.

But that was half the trouble. A couple of years ago they decided to make a remake of Sailor Moon, the anime was called Sailor Moon Crystal and was closer in plot to the original manga (manga is black and white Japanese comics). Despite a much more interesting plot and good graphics, the remake came out very weak, the characters were "cardboard" and the same, without any personality, and in general the anime felt rather weak for 2016.

Heroes III HD Edition

The release of the HD re-release of the game caused quite a buzz among the fans. Part of the audience was outraged by the high price of the remake ($15), another part was unhappy with the fact that only the original version of Heroes was re-released, without addons, and the third simply remained indifferent to the announcement, because they thought that the usual HD mod would be enough for them, available online.

I bought the game for my iPad at the time and was pleasantly surprised by the work done. All the icons were carefully redrawn, the game looked magical on the iPad mini 2 screen, and the 4:3 aspect ratio avoided stripes on the sides. The only thing they screwed up is the controls: to attack with archers, you need to double-click on the target, but in most cases, instead of attacking, a description of the enemy unit was opened, and there were many such moments.

Given that Ubisoft was expected to have a lot of paid subscriptions and other unpleasant changes / additions, we can say that we got off cheaply, the company did not touch the game itself. Although in the comments to our article I found an interesting opinion from our layout designer Valentin.

And you know, I agree with him. Take the same cheat city portal, flight and teleportation, it would be great to see them processed, but who needs it if you could sell it anyway?

Nokia 3310

“Evgeny, this is all great, but what about smartphones, which we actually come here to read about?” the reader will ask me. There are also examples in the mobile industry, the most striking of them is the resurrection of the Nokia brand and the launch of the updated Nokia 3310. However, it seems to me that this particular model could only be slightly refreshed in terms of shell, while the body and dimensions were left the same. And there would be a successful retro device with modern features. But instead, HMD released a plastic rattle that is sad to even look at. Here is what Artem Lutfullin wrote after getting acquainted with this model:

You could take the original Nokia 3310 case and put a lot of new stuff in there. Judge for yourself, the device is rather big, what could hardly fit in this case 17 years ago, today takes up a minimum of space in it, and you can put a lot of other things there. For example, two SIM cards with LTE support, a 3000 mAh battery or even more, USB Type-C for charging. Outwardly, it should be the same good old Nokia 3310, but with such hardware it could be used as a second phone, as a phone for distributing the Internet, as an additional 3000 mAh for charging a smartphone, after all. Yes, the price would be higher in this case, but nevertheless.

It's very sad that HMD turned "the revival of the legendary Nokia 3310" into a cheap farce and was able to squeeze out of a potentially interesting event just another push-button dialer without a gram of imagination.

Conclusion

With the Playstation Classic as an example, I realized that it is better to leave childhood memories alone and return to them sometimes in my thoughts, rather than trying to realize them now. After all, a fair share of impressions is not only a conditional toy, but also childhood itself, when everything is new and any little thing can cause a storm of emotions.

Well, if you are still making a similar product based on nostalgia, then if you please get confused and adapt it well to modern realities. Conditional Vasya, who played Starcraft at the age of seven, now, although he earns decent money, he also has a number of requirements for the quality of the same games. An adult cannot be surprised in the same way as a child.

By the way, at the end of 2019, Blizzard promises to release a Remastered version of the third Warcraft, and if it is as well done as Starcraft, then I will definitely complete all the campaigns again.

In the comments, I propose to tell about my examples when attempts to refresh nostalgia did not end in anything good. Or vice versa, when in practice you were able to remember those very vivid emotions thanks to any purchase.

Pasitism on nostalgia

The other day, Sony reduced the cost of its retro Playstation Classic to 3,000 rubles, and it began to look like a fairly inexpensive option for those who want to remember their childhood and good old PS1 games, in my case, the legendary Tekken 3. Literally today I bought this set-top box and started connecting it to the TV.

Funny enough, the Classic case is about the same size as the gamepads themselves, the memory card is built into the console, and the joysticks are connected via standard USB 2.0. Power is supplied via microUSB, and the set-top box is connected to the TV via HDMI. I immediately liked this adaptation to modern realities.

And so I launch the cherished Tekken 3, play and understand that somehow it does not touch me at all. I remain indifferent to the game, and I also note the terrible graphics and pixelation, and this despite the fact that the box said about HD redrawing. And it just so happens that the reduced size of the PS Classic, as it were, symbolizes the size of the positive emotions that you will receive from this console.

Playing PS Classic, I thought about the fact that manufacturers and developers often parasitize on nostalgia, because with a minimum investment you can get decent money from a solvent audience for which the conditional Tekken 3 is closely associated with childhood and they would give a lot for it to relive those vivid childhood emotions again. The problem with nostalgia is that we are pleased to remember that time, but it is far from the fact that we really like to relive it now, when the world has changed a lot. Thinking about it, I immediately thought of five good and bad uses of nostalgia.

https://cars45.com.gh/dQOkgYjI57QRmVBNispbIw5L

Starcraft Remastered

A year ago, I read in the news that Blizzard had announced a re-release of the iconic game that inspired my childhood. At the same time, the updated version received real FHD and 4k textures, so playing it even from a large screen with high resolution was a pleasure. Separately, I note that my main computer is an iMac, but Blizzard even took care of the mac drives, the game was available on macOS too. I didn’t even launch the network mode, but I gladly replayed the campaign from scratch, playing for about a couple of hours a day.

It was a pleasant pastime. I remembered the history of Starcraft, refreshed my memory, for which I loved and disliked each race, and at the same time I was not annoyed by the graphics at all, because it looked quite modern, at least in terms of resolution.

Sailor Moon remake

I was born in 1990 and, like many of my peers, I watched two episodes of Sailor Moon on the weekends at the age of 6-7. The beauty of this anime was that it looked much more interesting than most traditional cartoons, so the story of Sailor Moon was captivating.

When I was a kid, I used to record all the episodes on cassette and then rewatch them in my spare time. But at one point, my mother needed one of the cassettes (some kind of series was on), and she re-recorded the painstakingly recorded anime without further clarification. About five years ago, I wanted to refresh my favorite anime in my memory, I started watching it and realized that the plot is rather primitive, most of the episodes are similar to each other, and only the endings of the seasons were more or less good.

But that was half the trouble. A couple of years ago they decided to make a remake of Sailor Moon, the anime was called Sailor Moon Crystal and was closer in plot to the original manga (manga is black and white Japanese comics). Despite a much more interesting plot and good graphics, the remake came out very weak, the characters were "cardboard" and the same, without any personality, and in general the anime felt rather weak for 2016.

Heroes III HD Edition

The release of the HD re-release of the game caused quite a buzz among the fans. Part of the audience was outraged by the high price of the remake ($15), another part was unhappy with the fact that only the original version of Heroes was re-released, without addons, and the third simply remained indifferent to the announcement, because they thought that the usual HD mod would be enough for them, available online.

I bought the game for my iPad at the time and was pleasantly surprised by the work done. All the icons were carefully redrawn, the game looked magical on the iPad mini 2 screen, and the 4:3 aspect ratio avoided stripes on the sides. The only thing they screwed up is the controls: to attack with archers, you need to double-click on the target, but in most cases, instead of attacking, a description of the enemy unit was opened, and there were many such moments.

Given that Ubisoft was expected to have a lot of paid subscriptions and other unpleasant changes / additions, we can say that we got off cheaply, the company did not touch the game itself. Although in the comments to our article I found an interesting opinion from our layout designer Valentin.

And you know, I agree with him. Take the same cheat city portal, flight and teleportation, it would be great to see them processed, but who needs it if you could sell it anyway?

Nokia 3310

“Evgeny, this is all great, but what about smartphones, which we actually come here to read about?” the reader will ask me. There are also examples in the mobile industry, the most striking of them is the resurrection of the Nokia brand and the launch of the updated Nokia 3310. However, it seems to me that this particular model could only be slightly refreshed in terms of shell, while the body and dimensions were left the same. And there would be a successful retro device with modern features. But instead, HMD released a plastic rattle, which is even sad to look at. Here is what Artem Lutfullin wrote after getting acquainted with this model:

You could take the original Nokia 3310 case and put a lot of new stuff in there. Judge for yourself, the device is rather big, what could hardly fit in this case 17 years ago, today takes up a minimum of space in it, and you can put a lot of other things there. For example, two SIM cards with LTE support, a 3000 mAh battery or even more, USB Type-C for charging. Outwardly, it should be the same good old Nokia 3310, but with such hardware it could be used as a second phone, as a phone for distributing the Internet, as an additional 3000 mAh for charging a smartphone, after all. Yes, the price would be higher in this case, but nevertheless.

It's very sad that HMD turned "the revival of the legendary Nokia 3310" into a cheap farce and was able to squeeze out of a potentially interesting event just another push-button dialer without a gram of imagination.

Conclusion

With the Playstation Classic as an example, I realized that it is better to leave childhood memories alone and return to them sometimes in my thoughts, rather than trying to realize them now. After all, a fair share of impressions is not only a conditional toy, but also childhood itself, when everything is new and any little thing can cause a storm of emotions.

Well, if you are still making a similar product based on nostalgia, then if you please get confused and adapt it well to modern realities. Conditional Vasya, who played Starcraft at the age of seven, now, although he earns decent money, he also has a number of requirements for the quality of the same games. An adult cannot be surprised in the same way as a child.

By the way, at the end of 2019, Blizzard promises to release a Remastered version of the third Warcraft, and if it is as well done as Starcraft, then I will definitely complete all the campaigns again.

In the comments, I propose to tell about my examples when attempts to refresh nostalgia did not end in anything good. Or vice versa, when in practice you were able to remember those very vivid emotions thanks to any purchase.

Pasitism on nostalgia

The other day, Sony reduced the cost of its retro Playstation Classic to 3,000 rubles, and it began to look like a fairly inexpensive option for those who want to remember their childhood and good old PS1 games, in my case, the legendary Tekken 3. Literally today I bought this set-top box and started connecting it to the TV.

Funny enough, the Classic case is about the same size as the gamepads themselves, the memory card is built into the console, and the joysticks are connected via standard USB 2.0. Power is supplied via microUSB, and the set-top box is connected to the TV via HDMI. I immediately liked this adaptation to modern realities.

And so I launch the cherished Tekken 3, play and understand that somehow it does not touch me at all. I remain indifferent to the game, and I also note the terrible graphics and pixelation, and this despite the fact that the box said about HD redrawing. And it just so happens that the reduced size of the PS Classic, as it were, symbolizes the size of the positive emotions that you will receive from this console.

Playing PS Classic, I thought about the fact that manufacturers and developers often parasitize on nostalgia, because with a minimum investment you can get decent money from a solvent audience for which the conditional Tekken 3 is closely associated with childhood and they would give a lot for it to relive those vivid childhood emotions again. The problem with nostalgia is that we are pleased to remember that time, but it is far from the fact that we really like to relive it now, when the world has changed a lot. Thinking about it, I immediately thought of five good and bad uses of nostalgia.

https://cars45.com.gh/dQOkgYjI57QRmVBNispbIw5L https://cars45.com.gh/dQOkgYjI57QRmVBNispbIw5L

Starcraft Remastered

A year ago, I read in the news that Blizzard had announced a re-release of the iconic game that inspired my childhood. At the same time, the updated version received real FHD and 4k textures, so playing it even from a large screen with high resolution was a pleasure. Separately, I note that my main computer is an iMac, but Blizzard even took care of the mac drives, the game was available on macOS too. I didn’t even launch the network mode, but I gladly replayed the campaign from scratch, playing for about a couple of hours a day.

It was a pleasant pastime. I remembered the history of Starcraft, refreshed my memory, for which I loved and disliked each race, and at the same time I was not annoyed by the graphics at all, because it looked quite modern, at least in terms of resolution.

Sailor Moon remake

I was born in 1990 and, like many of my peers, I watched two episodes of Sailor Moon on the weekends at the age of 6-7. The beauty of this anime was that it looked much more interesting than most traditional cartoons, so the story of Sailor Moon was captivating.

When I was a kid, I used to record all the episodes on cassette and then rewatch them in my spare time. But at one point, my mother needed one of the cassettes (some kind of series was on), and she re-recorded the painstakingly recorded anime without further clarification. About five years ago, I wanted to refresh my favorite anime in my memory, I started watching it and realized that the plot is rather primitive, most of the episodes are similar to each other, and only the endings of the seasons were more or less good.

But that was half the trouble. A couple of years ago they decided to make a remake of Sailor Moon, the anime was called Sailor Moon Crystal and was closer in plot to the original manga (manga is black and white Japanese comics). Despite a much more interesting plot and good graphics, the remake came out very weak, the characters were "cardboard" and the same, without any personality, and in general the anime felt rather weak for 2016.

Heroes III HD Edition

The release of the HD re-release of the game caused quite a buzz among the fans. Part of the audience was outraged by the high price of the remake ($15), another part was unhappy with the fact that only the original version of Heroes was re-released, without addons, and the third simply remained indifferent to the announcement, because they thought that the usual HD mod would be enough for them, available online.

I bought the game for my iPad at the time and was pleasantly surprised by the work done. All the icons were carefully redrawn, the game looked magical on the iPad mini 2 screen, and the 4:3 aspect ratio avoided stripes on the sides. The only thing they screwed up is the controls: to attack with archers, you need to double-click on the target, but in most cases, instead of attacking, a description of the enemy unit was opened, and there were many such moments.

Given that Ubisoft was expected to have a lot of paid subscriptions and other unpleasant changes / additions, we can say that we got off cheaply, the company did not touch the game itself. Although in the comments to our article I found an interesting opinion from our layout designer Valentin.

And you know, I agree with him. Take the same cheat city portal, flight and teleportation, it would be great to see them processed, but who needs it if you could sell it anyway?

Nokia 3310

“Evgeny, this is all great, but what about smartphones, which we actually come here to read about?” the reader will ask me. There are also examples in the mobile industry, the most striking of them is the resurrection of the Nokia brand and the launch of the updated Nokia 3310. However, it seems to me that this particular model could only be slightly refreshed in terms of shell, while the body and dimensions were left the same. And there would be a successful retro device with modern features. But instead, HMD released a plastic rattle that is sad to even look at. Here is what Artem Lutfullin wrote after getting acquainted with this model:

You could take the original Nokia 3310 case and put a lot of new stuff in there. Judge for yourself, the device is rather big, what could hardly fit in this case 17 years ago, today takes up a minimum of space in it, and you can put a lot of other things there. For example, two SIM cards with LTE support, a 3000 mAh battery or even more, USB Type-C for charging. Outwardly, it should be the same good old Nokia 3310, but with such hardware it could be used as a second phone, as a phone for distributing the Internet, as an additional 3000 mAh for charging a smartphone, after all. Yes, the price would be higher in this case, but nevertheless.

It's very sad that HMD turned "the revival of the legendary Nokia 3310" into a cheap farce and was able to squeeze out of a potentially interesting event just another push-button dialer without a gram of imagination.

Conclusion

With the Playstation Classic as an example, I realized that it is better to leave childhood memories alone and return to them sometimes in my thoughts, rather than trying to realize them now. After all, a fair share of impressions is not only a conditional toy, but also childhood itself, when everything is new and any little thing can cause a storm of emotions.

Well, if you are still making a similar product based on nostalgia, then if you please get confused and adapt it well to modern realities. Conditional Vasya, who played Starcraft at the age of seven, now, although he earns decent money, he also has a number of requirements for the quality of the same games. An adult cannot be surprised in the same way as a child.

By the way, at the end of 2019, Blizzard promises to release a Remastered version of the third Warcraft, and if it is as well done as Starcraft, then I will definitely complete all the campaigns again.

In the comments, I propose to tell about my examples when attempts to refresh nostalgia did not end in anything good. Or vice versa, when in practice you were able to remember those very vivid emotions thanks to any purchase.