Originally Posted by BagginsKQ
Anakin in the 1980's and early 1990's I don't think any genre exceeded 300,000 mark... Gaming was generally concidered a niche community in general... It was looked down upon by other industries like the movie industry as a passing fad...
The multimedia era of mid-1990's started changing those opinions though.
I'm talking about the late 1990s--when your article dates from--when the adventure genre is said to have 'died'. I just feel it never died in the sense that people lost interest in the adventure genre, just that the audience for other genres was larger.
In the '80s and early '90s, up to around 1993 or so, the adventure game genre seems to have been the dominant genre--The most technologically advanced, the most popular...
I don't understand though how by say, the late 1980s, early 90s, gaming could've been seen as only a fad...By that point, video and computer games (in all genres and forms) were overall a multi-million dollar industry, and video gaming had been going strong since Pong came out in '72.