I have a nearly irrational dislike for retro video games. I assume most of the old "classics" wasted my youth with their needlessly bottomless pits and/or a hunger for my quarters.
Do old video games deserve my scorn? Will no one speak up for the quality of these things?
I sought an answer to my question from several video game experts last week. Some of these people are game designers; at least one of them is a comedian. I asked them to set the record straight, and I asked them to do so in a forum known for substantive dialogue: on the red carpet for an awards show. In this case, the awards show was the generally-delightful Interactive Achievement Awards. They're part of the DICE Summit and are hosted by Jay Mohr, which is why he's in this thing.