Quickly now; I'm up at my aunt and uncles place in the hills, they have double the broadband speed I normally get (which is diluted through 4 other users) so I was browsing my fave UK TV torrent site and found Games Master, series 2 episode 1. I came over all nostalgic and downloaded ASAP. I swear, I could have streamed this video! Down in 15 minutes. So I started watching it. Patrick Moore! As some kind of Deus Ex Machina, a man in a diving suit handing out golden joysticks. Ah, memories! And some very ugly people. And a Scottish presenter that I totally forgot about! It was a flood of memories becoming clear again. I mean they previewed Sonic 2 for the Mega Drive, possibly THE best platformer in my little opinion. They said something along the lines of "This will be a great game". hah. I started to think though. When did gaming become so drab? When did it become all about interactive movies, dull gameplay, when did it become so serious? What happened to game music as godlike as the Turrican series soundtrack and Sonic, Mario and Zelda? Where are these addictive melodies now, drowned out by hollywood-inspired orchestral soundtracks - that's where. Even the original Tomb Raider had that mind-sticking flute melody, soon after those remembered songs have all but vanished from games. When did it become about realism, when did everything have to be so contrived and systematic? Who sucked out the fun? another, but much smaller point, is that I found a classic GB in this house and spent hours on Tetris 2 (never played it before!) and some F1 game. I never spent time like that on even my DS games without getting a little bit bored. My question to you is, are you happy with where games are going? Do you feel there is some magic lost from days gone by? Has gaming become less art and more business?