Relative Nostalgia

James Sweeting
Thoughts and observations covering the supposedly forward facing medium of videogames and its supporting industry.
Created 17 Aug 2021
  • Remake the past
    16 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    The rise of remakes and remasters has been something that has intrigued me for the past few years. It was partly responsible for the shift in direction of my research. The main question being, why is ...
  • The Past is alive
    01 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    In the previous issue, I concluded on the point that whilst previously the prevailing wisdom was that “old things don’t sell” in the context of technology (and by extension videogames), today the narr...
  • The Future is dead
    25 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Over the past week, I’ve been revisiting Simon Reynolds Retromania: Pop culture’s addiction to its own past”. It’s a book that I keep coming back to, even previously I had come across snippets of Reyn...
  • Time is out of joint - at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
    18 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    For my own research into the connection between nostalgia and videogames I have recently been looking into the concept of hauntology as a means of better understanding what is happening to videogame f...
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