Childhood Revisited

Adult consumers indulge in nostalgic gaming with or without their children

Implications - Today's adult consumer works on a very busy schedule that leaves little time for leisure. With no time for vacation or hobbies, consumers are turning to literal playtime -- with or without their children -- through games that directly mimic their childhood experiences and thus, are targeted to both them and their offspring. Ultimately, consumers may be seeking escape, but they still want to escape to somewhere familiar.
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194,633 Total Clicks
Sep 13 - Jan 14
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Retro Computer Game Apps - Minesweeper Smartphone App Brings Back the Long-Lost Explosive Logic Game
SCORE 5.8
Warm 2,061 Clicks Pub: Jan 9, 14
Retro Computer Game Apps
Minesweeper Smartphone App Brings Back the Long-Lost Explosive Logic Game
Even with the countless games that have captured the attention of mobile phone users in recent years, the Minesweeper smartphone app is set to stand out. The game might be dated, but it remains... [More]
Retro Valise Arcades - Take Your Favorite Games to Work with the Briefcase Arcade Machine
SCORE 4.9
Average 3,162 Clicks Pub: Jan 17, 14
Retro Valise Arcades
Take Your Favorite Games to Work with the Briefcase Arcade Machine
Forget about the Xbox One or PS4, it’s all about the briefcase arcade machine. Created by Travis Reynolds, the briefcase arcade machine (or briefcade, as it’s also called) combines... [More]
Robotic Pet 90s Fashion - Embrace Your Inner 90s Kid with the Tamagotchi Clothing Line
SCORE 1.8
Untested 1,424 Clicks Pub: Sep 13, 13
Robotic Pet 90s Fashion
Embrace Your Inner 90s Kid with the Tamagotchi Clothing Line
Apparently the Tamagotchi is not a relic of the 90s; Bandai, Sync Beats and Mighty Fine have teamed up to create a Tamagotchi clothing line. If you’re feeling a little nostalgic for your childhood,... [More]
Nostalgic Toy Ad Parodies - The Bored Game Ad Pokes Fun at the Cliches of Nostalgic Toy Ads
SCORE 1.4
Untested 349 Clicks Pub: Dec 20, 13
Nostalgic Toy Ad Parodies
The Bored Game Ad Pokes Fun at the Cliches of Nostalgic Toy Ads
For anyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s, toy commercials and advertisements were part their everyday lives, and the Bored Game parody ad brings back all those memories. The fake commercial... [More]
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