Back in the 80′s/90′s, the biggest videogame genre wasn’t first person shooters like Call of Duty and Halo, it was 2d side-scrollers like Mario, Sonic and Metroid; games on a flat two dimensional viewing angle where you moved to the right to progress and occasionally hopped across bottomless pits, facing far more imaginative challenges than mostgames nowadays have to offer. Some enterprising youtuber has made a montage of a handful of titles and stuck A Wild And Distant Shore by Michael Nyman as the soundtrack, and it stops me breathing, it does. Though there are few scenes from current classics like Braid, this is really a love letter to videogaming’s golden era, and more importantly, my misspent youth. Or at least that’s how I’ve seen it, all teary eyed behind rose-pixelated glasses. It’s the most poetic piece of media I’ve seen today.