With the recent leak of source code from old Nintendo games it’s clear that there are a lot of people who are dedicated to preserving the history of video games and exploring the code that makes them tick as a type of explorative exercise. It brings about the bigger question of whether older games should indeed be preserved by fans or if the entire idea should be at the behest of the original developers.
Personally I am of the mindset that due to the lack of backwards compatibility in a lot of consoles recently and the focus on live service games rather than single player experiences that keeping track of older games is more important than ever right now. I’m sure Nintendo will argue that this might cut into their funds but I would say that due to these titles being so old and widespread already that the amount of money they could make off their classic titles is paltry at best. Instead they should celebreate the fact that people care about and love their classics so much that they aim to preserve them, it might help just bring this industry together in one of it’s most difficult times.
So what do you all think about this? Do you think preserving the history of gaming is important and a duty of the fans or is it better to focus on the present? Share what your thoughts are in the comments section! That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.