Video Games & Aging

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    Has anyone else ever somehow "shown their age" through games?


    Example- I was talking with my younger cousin today & the subject of games came up. We both talked about James Bond games & I said that the "GoldenEye" game for N64 used to be my favorite cartridge.

    He actually looked at me & said "What's a cartridge?"


    I swear I could actually feel hairs go gray....
     
  2. The Barracuda

    The Barracuda Retro, bitches.

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    Smack him. And then introduce him to the awesomeness that was Goldeneye 64 with some one-on-one battle and a few well-placed remote mines. But hey, that's the way it's going to be. Kids are being raised on CDs now. Then the next generation after will wonder why we weren't downloading all of our media from a global online source. I'm an old-school gamer too. I have almost 200 hundred NES games and love the cartridge and I get some weird looks when I tell people that. A few my age, their eyes light up when I tell them I just played some Little Nemo, Solar Jetman or Mega Man but the rest just kind of chuckle woefully, as if they fell sorry for me that I don't get to experience TEH AWESUM GRAFIKS!! on the PS3 or X-BOX. It's a shame some kids will never know simple 8-bit graphics and how much fun those games were.
     
  3. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Blasphemy. I love me a good old cartridge.
     
  4. Optimus1986

    Optimus1986 TMNT & Hulk Fanatic

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    Ah, cartridges. I'll always remember looking at the NES games, wondering which one I wanted to rent. Somehow, it was always Mario 3. The box captivated me for some reason.

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    "A classic never goes out of style." - Spider-Man
     
  5. Noizemaze

    Noizemaze Ken

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    You know, the grandfather of flash drives and memory cards. :thumbs2: 
     
  6. Red Alert

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    Don't make me whip out the 2600 or Colecovision.
     
  7. mrhillz

    mrhillz Changed his user title. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hell yeah! Do eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! I miss the 2600, even though I was maybe five, it was my first vidgame system.
     
  8. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

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    You got it backwards. It's not that you're old, it's that some kids are stupid.

    So educate him and next time remember, don't feel "old" remind him to feel "dumb". :wink: 
     
  9. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Oh noes, the N64 is so old!

    smh

    Start whining if you remember playing monochrome games before the game boy.
     
  10. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Seriously, that is one of the best games ever made. Best game from NES imo.
     
  11. Cavshock

    Cavshock Well-Known Member

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    Heh, I remember renting crappy NES games just because. Hmmm, what game am I going to get this weekend? Bible Adventures it is!
    Even the bad games were fun.

    Chuck
     
  12. swampflight

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    Then and now....

    Let a kid play "Dead Space" on the Xbox 360 and they kick ass, let the same kid play "Pac-Man" on the Atari 2600 and they will get an ass-kicking.
     
  13. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    I think the limitations of 8 and 16-bit hardware meant that game developers had to be very inventive to make their games stand out and be more fun to play than the rest.

    Games are all a bit similar these days I think, with a few notable exceptions.
     
  14. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Heh, I've done PC gaming for a very long time so when I would talk about some of my "old school" games, people wouldnt know what I'm talking about anyways. :p 
     
  15. Rodentus prime

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    A cartridge? - Is that some funky new fangled type of cassette tape? I just can't keep up with these things.
     
  16. Katamari Prime

    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Solaris for the 2600, you'd be surprised how many games i see in that one.
     
  17. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    I remember those days. The nintendo carts were easy to stack and looked clean and organized. My Genesis carts were shaped oddly with that Curve on the sides so they never stacked right for me. They looked like they would always fall over.
     
  18. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    its been 12 years since i got the ps1 but i still prefer the cartridge.
     
  19. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    anyone remember the moment they realized that all of their old cassette organizers could be used to store their genesis carts out of the box?
     
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    Goddamn. I own that game, and it is the Fucking Bomb. Every Bond game after that tried to emulate it.
     

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