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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by dogman91 Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:18 pm

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christopher85 wrote:I used love video gaming

So why not go back and play games from the period you enjoyed? That's what I do. It's rare that I enjoy a modern mainstream game and even more rare that I enjoy an "indie" game. I just stick with games I missed the first time around from the 16/32 bit days.

This is what I was thinking. @OP I doubt you've played "all" the good games from the past several decades; maybe try looking at some of the hidden gem guides here. What are some examples of games you enjoyed with which you can't find an equivalent modern version of now, just out of curiosity's sake?
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by BoringSupreez Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:44 pm

AppleQueso wrote:Here's something to chew on:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgr ... DifvopMfA0

A usenet discussion from 1990 about how modern games suck compared to older ones.

That's really cool.

Two things I notice: back in the early days of the internet it seems the average user was smarter, they tended to make longer posts, and there was far less slang and abbreviations. Also, they used asterisks in place of italicized letters?
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by flex wood Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:57 pm

o.pwuaioc wrote:That's...sort of a given, considering the thread...

I was joking I think.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by isiolia Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:25 pm

BoringSupreez wrote:Also, they used asterisks in place of italicized letters?


Was probably done in plain text, so bold/italics wouldn't have been an option. I think it's still something you tend to see pop up within certain spheres, gaming being one of them. So many of us are accustomed to typing into game chat that, for the most part, doesn't support formatting either. I still often wind up putting dashes around what could be italicized words/phrases.
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by AppleQueso Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:27 pm

BoringSupreez wrote:
AppleQueso wrote:Here's something to chew on:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgr ... DifvopMfA0

A usenet discussion from 1990 about how modern games suck compared to older ones.

That's really cool.

Two things I notice: back in the early days of the internet it seems the average user was smarter, they tended to make longer posts, and there was far less slang and abbreviations. Also, they used asterisks in place of italicized letters?


Well there were a lot less people on the internet too...
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by Hazerd Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:06 pm

AppleQueso wrote:
Well there were a lot less people on the internet too...


That is a mouthful right there, and so much could be said. (sexual innuendo's aside)

I remember back on Bnet back when Starcraft launched, i dont ever remember "trolls" or people "rage-quitting" or people being mean, it was all good times from what i remember.

Also that post from usenet in the 1990's all i have to say is WOW, time flows like a river and history repeats itself XD
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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by Menegrothx Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:23 pm

AppleQueso wrote:
BoringSupreez wrote:Two things I notice: back in the early days of the internet it seems the average user was smarter, they tended to make longer posts, and there was far less slang and abbreviations. Also, they used asterisks in place of italicized letters?


Well there were a lot less people on the internet too...

Because stupid people and average joes didn't use it
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by J T Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:30 am

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by Ack Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:29 pm

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Re: No more good games (depressed)

by ninjainspandex Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:08 pm

Guess OP didn't ever play megaman 9 and 10, rayman legends, Shank 1 and 2, Metal Slug 7, Gunlord, super mario galaxy 1 and 2, Pier Solar, king of fighters xiii? They are still making good retro games. Also modern games are just as good IMO fallout 3 and new vegas, Farcry 3, Sleeping Dogs, Saints Row 3, xenoblade chronicles, basically anything first party on the Wii. Not sure what more OP wants, i think more likely his interest in gaming is waning and he is just getting nostalgic and grouchy.
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