40 Years of Gaming (song) | Dan Bull | MASHED

40 Years of Gaming (song) | Dan Bull | MASHED


When gamers came along the planet laughed at us but this is gaming in the future and you haven’t heard the last of us Dismissing this is just an enormous fallacy so open your mind and let it alter your reality Hey geeks, I bring a message from the future There’s a new revolution heading to computers It’s seventy three but it won’t be too long ’til we can get the TV to play a game of pong but it’s time to Breakout of the house the crazy days of Space Invaders await us, arcade potatoes Swap the shooting range for computer games Arcade Renaissance, pre-8-bit’s booming days A new decade, welcome to the eighties Pac-Man’s the latest new craze; Qbert’s the rage the first personal computers let loose as Manic Miner grabs your time, and to fight is truly useless Elite gave legions of wee little boys a deep space region and freedom of choice Now here comes the console, the first one sold portended an industry of dimensions untold The birth of franchise; Mario Brothers Donkey Kong, Monty Mole, I’d tell you the others but the list’d go on and on longer than I can tell until the nineties when the game became hand held meanwhile I’ve brought stories of another time and point and click arrived from the shores of Monkey Island ever want to see your chums beat right up then Daniel san you need to try Street Fighter a tournament with all your buddies in your front room is all good until you fight online on Doom Hijack your mind your momma can’t abide this Night Trap might lack morals, it’s a moral crisis What are we doing to our youth? They’re shooting people glued to screens with superglue Computers need to be banned when the law’s broke Ban Manhunt, ban Grand Theft Auto ;( Try something musical, but if you’ve a sore throat I have what you’re after: Parappa The Rapper Tomb Raider, the tune invades your brain get in her way and she’ll make you taste the pain A sport’s a game, always and it’s hard fact then a game became a sport and its name was Starcraft Kids used to play with dolls in a house The Sims is the same but controlled with a mouse, yeah Open worlds abound, but rarely 3D, hey until the Elder Scrolls and GTA, wait ’til you see the scale of the monsters and bosses that you face in Shadow of the Colossus Things are getting bigger, more decision, more maps millions of simultaneous players in Warcraft All the people, so many people see your whole family can get involved in Wii Sports and more people means more money, more flair for big blockbusters, COD: Modern Warfare Even more people, more freedom, more indie games Limbo, Fez, Super Meat Boy, Braid revolutionising gameplay; a mind blast constructing infinite destructible worlds; Minecraft Gaming on the telephone, yes I know it sounds absurd Fruit Ninja, Farmville, Angry Birds When gamers came along the planet laughed at us but this is gaming in the future and you haven’t heard The Last Of Us Dismissing this is just an enormous fallacy so open your mind and let it alter your reality When gamers came along the planet laughed at us but this is gaming in the future and you haven’t heard The Last Of Us Dismissing this is just an enormous fallacy so open your mind and let it alter your reality When gamers came along the planet laughed at us but this is gaming in the future and you haven’t heard The Last Of Us Dismissing this is just an enormous fallacy so open your mind and let it alter your reality When gamers came along the planet laughed at us but this is gaming in the future and you haven’t heard The Last Of Us Dismissing this is just an enormous fallacy so open your mind and let it alter your reality When gamers came along the planet laughed at us but this is gaming in the future and you haven’t heard The Last Of Us Dismissing this is just an enormous fallacy so open your mind and let it alter your reality Gamers The world is ours Now where shall we take it?

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