Five Retro Game Industry Standards We’d Love to See Come Back

The video game industry sure has changed since the ‘70s and ‘80s right? With micro-transactions and DLC, games change throughout development and release- a far cry from the old days. In this exclusive list, we old birds at Old School Gamer share five things we’d love to see come back from the good old days.

Instruction Manuals: Remember when you could open up a game and read all about the story and even see messages from the creators? Yeah, that personal touch is missing today.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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