As the world and I grow older, I’m more and more desperate for remnants of anything to remind me of more hopeful times – cue Game+Logo (opens in a new tab)a Twitter account that manages to tickle my brain by tweeting jpegs of logos from past developers, publishers, and games.
The account is hosted by an independent developer Dan Clark (opens in a new tab), and features logos from all eras and game genres, from 90s graphics card makers to modern JRPG developers. Maybe there’s something to be questioned about a life lived in the belly of consumerism, seeing a logo for a product I enjoyed 15 years ago and screaming with delight at my screen, but I’m don’t care at this point – seeing these pop-ups in my Twitter feed is just pleasant. Here’s a small sampling of some of my Game+Logo favorites from less than a month online.
Origin Systems Inc. pic.twitter.com/umISkrB1iGJune 17, 2022
Gone but never forgotten, skinned alive by Electronic Arts and its good name stapled to EA’s now rather quaint and old-fashioned proprietary storefront, Origin systems (opens in a new tab) gave us Ultima, System Shock, and Wing Commander and paved the way for later CRPGs, JRPGs, and immersive sims. Origin’s sky blue logo with a compass piercing the company name text gives off good vibes with a hint of melancholy for what we’ve lost.
Universal Media Disc (UMD)Sony  pic.twitter.com/MTQ1p0z3kNJune 16, 2022
The winding road of tech history is paved with failing media formats, and Sony strange little discs covered in plastic (opens in a new tab) for the PSP have long since joined the likes of Betamax and HD DVD. Still, seeing the logo, I can’t help but remember the promise of Spider-Man 2 on UMD – the best movie ever made, and I could watch it while waiting for a plate of sizzling fajitas with my parents at Chili’s. .
The shortage of graphics cards has certainly made me wish for a simpler time in PC building. It’s always hard to believe that 3dfx (opens in a new tab) and its legendary Voodoo cards had such a short life considering their massive impact on PC gaming. From now on, only good memories sustain us.
Year of Luigi Nintendo [2013 — 2014] pic.twitter.com/klGxItmOHdJune 13, 2022
2013, Luigi’s year (opens in a new tab)a year so good they made it two (opens in a new tab). Our only mistake was letting it end. In recent days, there are at least projects like Game+Logo keeping the “Year of Luigi” spirit alive.