As each I and the world become old, I am more and more determined for scraps of something to remind me of extra hopeful occasions—cue Game+Logo (opens in new tab), a Twitter account that manages to tickle my mind by tweeting out jpegs of logos from previous builders, publishers, and video games.
The account is curated by impartial developer Dan Clarke (opens in new tab), and presents logos from all eras and genres of gaming, from 90s graphics card producers to modern-day JRPG devs. Maybe there’s one thing to be interrogated a few life lived within the stomach of consumerism, seeing a emblem for a product I loved 15 years in the past and hooting at my display screen in glee, however I simply do not care at this level—seeing these pop up in my Twitter feed is simply good. This is a small sampling of a few of my favorites from Sport+Brand’s lower than a month on-line.
Origin Methods Inc. pic.twitter.com/umISkrB1iGJune 17, 2022
Gone however by no means forgotten, flayed alive by Digital Arts and its good identify stapled to EA’s now moderately quaint and outmoded proprietary storefront, Origin Systems (opens in new tab) gave us the likes of Ultima, System Shock, and Wing Commander and paved the way in which for subsequent CRPGs, JRPGs, and immersive sims. Origin’s sky-blue emblem that includes a compass piercing the textual content of the corporate identify offers off good vibes with a touch of melancholy for what we have misplaced.
Common Media Disc (UMD)Sony  pic.twitter.com/MTQ1p0z3kNJune 16, 2022
The winding street of tech historical past is paved with failed media codecs, and Sony’s weird little plastic-encased discs (opens in new tab) for the PSP have lengthy since joined the likes of Betamax and HD DVD. Nonetheless, seeing the brand, I am unable to assist however bear in mind the promise of Spider-Man 2 on UMD—the most effective film ever made, and I may watch it whereas ready for a sizzlin’ fajitas plate with my dad and mom at Chili’s.
The graphics card scarcity actually had me pining for a less complicated time in PC constructing. It is all the time onerous to imagine that 3dfx (opens in new tab) and its legendary Voodoo playing cards had such a brief run given their large influence on PC gaming. Now fond recollections alone maintain us.
The 12 months of Luigi
The 12 months Of LuigiNintendo [2013 — 2014] pic.twitter.com/klGxItmOHdJune 13, 2022
2013, The Year of Luigi (opens in new tab), a 12 months so good they made it two (opens in new tab). Our solely mistake was letting it finish. In these latter days, not less than there are tasks like Sport+Brand maintaining the “12 months of Luigi” spirit alive.