‘Scooby Doo, Where Are You?’ – An Investigation into Video Game Nostalgia

Ashleigh Grentell

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Though it is sometimes a bittersweet emotion that may be accompanied by upsetting memories, nostalgia is typically known for its ability to ‘counteract loneliness, boredom and anxiety.’ It shows great potential as a force of unification, bringing people together in their mutual experience of reminiscing.

Through background research I have identified an increase of blogs and articles examining the Playstation 2 console. A majority of these posts have occurred in the past two years, which I believed to be related to prolonged stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dominik Schrey’s ‘Analogue Nostalgia and the Aesthetics of Digital Remediation’ was a key starting point in research of this topic and demonstrated that ‘outbreaks’ of nostalgia often followed periods of transition or development. This supported my hypothesis by suggesting that people were turning to the games they enjoyed in childhood to find comfort and solitude through the experience of nostalgia.

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