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David in Lincoln Park, Michigan listens on AM800 CKLW and asked: “Why is it that, in the days of the Commodore 64s, 128s and Amigas, that cool games and programs ran on minimal storage and speed just fine, and now everything takes massive storage and speed to work? “
David, its because they were crap (we say that lovingly). You may remember them as cool games, but they were extremely basic go play them again if you want to see how they hold up.
You can play much better games than the ones that you played on those devices on a $5 Raspberry Pi. Just install RetroPi and youll be able to play games that were released with the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, various Sega platforms and more.
The hardware is both as cheap and as minimal as they come, and the games are miles ahead of Commodore 64 of Amiga games, but if you compare them to what you can play on modern consoles or PCs well theyre also crap.
Dont think of it as your phone is more powerful than the Commodore 64, think of it as the shutter button in your camera app uses an image that displays more colors and takes up more room than those computers were capable of, let alone the pictures the camera takes. Better things are more resource intensive.
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