If you’re of a certain age you remember fondly of the simple set up of classic video games. One of my favorite arcade video games to play as a teenager was Centipede. I could play that game for hours. I was very good at it and would play intensely never really paying attention to the video graphics in the background. I admit my kids look at the video games of my time and laugh at the 64-bit video game graphics. Trying to explain the excitement and nostalgia I feel to millennials is an exercise in frugality. They weren’t there and technology has improved on so many levels so quickly there is no way they can appreciate rudimentary graphics the way my generation did. An interesting article I read recently attempts to encompass nostalgic video game graphics and current home sales. What a slide down memory lane. I’ve never thought about taking these characters and plugging them into real-life situations let alone homes.
A different concept and a duo I never imagined incorporating but it was a quick and easy read. The article, titled, Imagining the Homes of Iconic Video Game Characters chose characters from some of the most beloved games from the 80’s like Donkey Kong, Pacman, and Sonic to name a few. The articles imagine current homes on the market for sale in real life as the homes of the iconic characters of fictional video games. I admit the author has one of the most vivid imaginations I’ve read in quite a while. But at the same time, I found the article whimsical, relatable and extremely enjoyable. Take a moment and imagine real-life homes of fictional iconic video game characters.