“Age ain’t nothing but a number,” or so people say when they desperately wish that to be true. Unfortunately, while age may be nothing but a number, it’s a number that proceeds in only one direction: upwards. Or forwards. Something like that. Whether you’re a tipsy 15-year-old trying to sneak past a bar bouncer or a creepy old person hitting on a college student, unfortunately we are all united in the knowledge that time's wingèd chariot will come to run all of us over at some point.
Games, though: games will live on. When we’re all shaking our canes at our android nurses in the old folk’s home, that NFL Blitz machine in the corner will still be allowing us to pit the St. Louis Rams against the Oakland Raiders. When the robot assembly line AIs stop making hoverboards and start making human-hunting wasp drones, they’ll download a bunch of flight sim ROMs to get a head start on programming the aerodynamics. And when the cyborg assassins finally crush the skulls of the last surviving humans under their relentless titanium heels, they’ll probably boot up Mario Party 5 before turning their plasma swords on each other in a final, internecine repudiation of the notion that human civilization could ever reach the stars given our differences not only with each other, but also with the horrid Frankenstein's monsters that we created to serve us, only to see them ultimately destroy us instead.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that every game will be an Old Game someday. That’s nothing to be afraid of! Help celebrate our shared gaming heritage with this fine t-shirt, featuring jaunty sci-fi imagery of rocket ships flying through space. It's the closest we'll ever get to slipping the surly bonds of Earth, so you might want to buy two of them.
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