The unexpected Evercade or why the cartridge is the new vinyl
Expected by Christmas, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will not be the only consoles to conquer the gaming world in 2020, there is indeed another, more discreet, which, since its launch at the beginning of summer, meets a real success of esteem by almost systematically turning its back on everything that the ultra-powerful machines of Sony and Microsoft represent, to the point where one would swear it was done on purpose.
Back to the past
Back to the past
Pac-Man, Asteroids, Double Dragon, Karate Champ, Earthworm Jim ...These are some of the launch titles of the Evercade, the small portable console (but which, like the Nintendo Switch, can also connect to a television) designed by the British company Blaze.Or rather Atari Collection 1, Namco Museum Collection 1 or Interplay Collection 1 because, on this machine dedicated to retrogaming, the games, whose design dates back to the 1990s, 1980s or even 1970, are gathered in anthologies to the glory of their publishers and, sometimes, of their historical authors.But where the Evercade really stands out is in the choice of cartridge media at a time when, from PCs to smartphones, the time has come for the dematerialization of "content".The cartridge, yes, that you extract from its box to simply insert it into the console as at the time of the Atari 2600, of the Nintendo Entertainment System or Sega's Mega Drive, where most of the catal comes from And that's it: the game is here, with no updates to download or no incentive to acquire any DLC, and the Evercade is not even equipped to connect to the Internet.But this is not the result of technical limits: it is a choice.
Posted Date: 2020-08-23