Discovery threatens to shake up gaming industry

The recent discovery of a previously unknown handheld video-game system is making waves in the industry, insiders say. The device was found in an abandoned warehouse in an Atlanta suburb.  How it ended up there is unknown.

The device is believed to have been made in the early 90s

The device is believed to have been made in the early 90s

The small prototype, believed to have been manufactured in the early 1990s by the now-defunct gaming company Neo-Geo, is colorful and light. Although its graphics are very poor compared to today’s standards, experts say that it could revolutionize the way people look at gaming.

“I used to think that the best games were the newest ones with the best gameplay and graphics, but now I don’t know,” says Brian Devers, a self-described lifetime gamer who was given the chance to handle the dated prototype. “I mean, just look at this thing. It’s blue, but transparent. You can see the hardware. This was like an iMac, but like, years before. It’s sort of cute, if I may say so. And it’s remarkably fun to hold.”

Industry analysts predict that preorders for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will plummet as gamers start demanding a return to cuter, more colorful devices.