The Golden Age of gaming 1980-2005

Medskunk

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Soulblade anyone? Super star soccer deluxe?? I stopped gaming bout 7 years ago. They were getting really annoying and overrated for nothing. Nfs2, black ops... Ubers.
Mainstream wont be the same defo @VILEPLUME they re making too much to stop that sht. Was talking to a friend yesterday whos friends with a mobile phone game developer theres this dude that has spent 100k in this strategy game. Insane this young money. If a proper Bandicoot was out maybe id think about gaming again.

My first ones was amstrad CPC and then amiga!! Nostalgia lane
 

VILEPLUME

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Soulblade anyone? Super star soccer deluxe?? I stopped gaming bout 7 years ago. They were getting really annoying and overrated for nothing. Nfs2, black ops... Ubers.
Mainstream wont be the same defo @VILEPLUME they re making too much to stop that sht. Was talking to a friend yesterday whos friends with a mobile phone game developer theres this dude that has spent 100k in this strategy game. Insane this young money. If a proper Bandicoot was out maybe id think about gaming again.

My first ones was amstrad CPC and then amiga!! Nostalgia lane
Have you played the new Bandicoot?


Another note, I just finished playing Mario Odyssey with my son and what a great game. They did a great job combining old and new elements together.
 

srh88

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I disagree. Old games had great value but for story lines new games win hands down. Last of us, red dead 2, gta5, a way out. Great story games with tons of shot to get into.

Streets of rage 2 is still the greatest game of all time though
 

VILEPLUME

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I disagree. Old games had great value but for story lines new games win hands down. Last of us, red dead 2, gta5, a way out. Great story games with tons of shot to get into.

Streets of rage 2 is still the greatest game of all time though
Oh yeah the stories have definitely improved, but the main component "gaming" hasn't changed too much. For example Pokemon Sword has amazing graphics and is an upgrade to the original on Gameboy. But the game is basically the same, train, catch, battle, gym leaders...its a formula that works so why change it. Shit, some new games aren't even new but just re-skinned.

So more of my complaint would be games haven't become original anymore. The only original things now is how to milk gamers for more money, micro transactions , skins, dlc, etc. Indies are trying but its hard to make a really good game with a small budget.
 

Doug Dawson

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I had or played all the old school games as they came out, Atari, Intelevison, Colico etc. I remember the first portable Nintendo's. I still have a bunch.
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Than Coleco came out with mini table top arcade games.
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I think some of the best times we had gaming back in those days was going to the arcades. Nothing like being a kid and walking into those places. Tons of games noise and lights going, it was an experience. Since I enjoyed it so much as a kid I decided to start bringing some back to life as an adult. That meant learning all there was about those old school cabinets. I still have a bunch from when I was repairing them.
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Even kept and rebuilt an old 1971 pinball because I had not done it before.
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Sure none of these are anything like a modern video games and I do love my Xbox One but will likely never be as good as the wonder of exploring these games as they were created. It was a simpler time when technology didn't run everyones day to day life. When new games were exciting and the technology was not seen a million times before. No matter what your preference, old or new, if you are having fun than life is good. Have a great day all. I am off to press some rosin. :bigjoint: :peace:
 
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