Talk to any thirty-something who grew up playing Atari and NES, and he'll tell you today's games have made gamers soft. Ever tried beating Adventure on Level 3? Or the original MegaMan? Don't even get us started on Silver Surfer or Battletoads. That's not to say there aren't any tough games out there today, but Irrational Games clearly feels gamers are in need of a good old fashioned ass kicking, hence the introduction of a '1999 Mode' in BioShock Infinite. It's intended for "gamers who long for the days of games that demanded more of the player," Irrational Games says.