Power Button - Episode 64: Where Will Today's Hits Be Tomorrow?
September 29, 2011
Plenty of video game franchises are celebrating notable anniversaries this year. The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kid Icarus, Bubble Bobble, Adventure Island, and Castlevania are all twenty-five years old, for instance. Who would have thought back in 1986 that we'd still talk about and enjoy these titles in the far-off future of 2011? This week on Power Button, Brad Hilderbrand, Joey Davidson, and I wonder which of today's popular modern franchises will still be popular in the even further-off future of 2036. Will Red Dead Redemption still be fondly remembered? What will Katamari Damacy look like by then? Will there be twenty-five new Call of Duty titles by then? What does it take for a game to last long beyond its expected life span? Put on your smocks and hold up your flashlights as we look into the future. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach all three of us via and you can even follow all of us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons, @aubradley84, and @JoeyDavidson or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.