Now that it seems that the Pokemon Go fever is fading away. I think it’s safe to talk about how everybody is cashing in nostalgia without sounding like one of those haters who think that game is only for geeks and children.
And before you start bashing me, I’m a level 16 Team Valor trainer that’s also a proud father to a 1035 CP Snorlax. So fuck yeah! I’m a geek too!
But let’s move on to our main topic…
Nostalgia—the single most powerful money making element since selling cocaine was so harshly prosecuted by the cops. Everyone is cashing in with it, from Hollywood, to sports, to video games.
The fever is everywhere!
Sometime ago, I wrote about how Pop Culture tends to recycle everything from fashion to music. Even then Hollywood movie releases were mostly sequels or book /comic book adaptations. Nothing original coming our way.
Now it seems everybody is catching up to that and making as much money as they can. And Pokemon Go is the perfect example to that. Just look at how it changed the way people interacted with the outside world, revived the once death trend of Augmented Reality (AR) and made a video game from my generation popular to children again. It was genius!
But if you still don’t believe me that everyone is catching in with nostalgia, check out this trailer…
That’s right! The Bat-Dance is back—in animation form!
Now, if you excuse me. Gotta go find something from my childhood that will make me millionaire. Anybody interested in VHS movies?