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Gaymer

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I rarely come on these boards, and still mourn the tragic loss of nsider, but I turn to you, fellow Nintendo lovers in this time of great sadness and despair. I recently turned 21, and have barely touched my wii in the last fee years, with no plans to get a wii u or 3ds. I have been feeling weirdly nostalgic for the great games of my childhood; links awakening, ocarina of time, dkc2, chrono trigger, Pokemon red, golden sun, Mario RPGs to name a few. Does anyone else ever get these nostalgic feelings? They make me feel old and miss my childhood. I miss my n64 and Super Nintendo, my old neighborhood friends that would play goof troop with me. Listening to old Zelda chrono music on YouTube makes me sad. Anyone else feel this way? What should i do?

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brooks83

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There's no reason to feel sadness or despair. Keep those happy memories but also remain happy about the present and future. Do you still have your old games and consoles? If not, make a hobby out of buying your old games and consoles again to relive the experience. I know how you feel though, video games were a huge part of my childhood. I recently turned 30, and I've been collecting retro games and systems several years now. I have so many cherished memories of playing with my friends and family. I'd love to hop in a time machine and go back to those days, but unfortunately I can't. On the bright side, Nintendo makes quality products, so there games and systems still work just like they did when you were a kid :)

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Reverandjames

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Wow, you shouldn't feel old at 21... I'm 27 and don't feel old, and I play video games every day!

I have been a Nintendo gamer since the age of 10 and have consistently enjoyed Nintendo games, Sony, Microsoft, Sega etc. and have no need to feel sadness through nostalgia. Whilst I Do feel the glory days of Nintendo games are behind us, I think about memories of Mario 64, Zelda OOT and Goldeneye when I was growing up and it makes me happy, especially when I go back to revisit them.

Maybe if you think about investing in a 3DS, you can go back to playing a few classic games on Gameboy and NES, and pick up a few newer games to get back into gaming again.

There is no age limit on gaming, that is a fact, and don't let anybody tell you that games are for kids!!

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Miss_Dark

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Yeah I used to feel like that, the game industry will never be again what it used to be in the '90s era. Funny how many "gamers" are still convinced how wiiu and PS4 are "next gen", "just as superb", some gamers totally miss the point of a real game.

My solution? Be selective. I did buy a wiiu (cause I still more or less trust Nintendo when it comes to a new zelda, ssb and mario kart ) and I''m only gonna play very very good games (Pikmin 3 was very good though ridiculously short). I also bought a SNES (mine was broken) and I play DK country, I'm planning on buying games I never played but that are real classics. I also bought Perfect Dark on Xbox 360 (NOT zero, the "remake" of the original N64 game) and play N64 games on GCB (e.g. ocarina of time). The wii eshop also offered many many old games that were great (secret of mana) but the wiiu eshop is rather disappointing, I hope they'll expand it. If you still have a SNES: buy secret of evermore if you like RPG (real time combat). There's nothing wrong with still playing old games ;)

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Peach64

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I've been getting into a lot of retro games recently, although it's not to do with being jaded with the games of today. It all started with wanting to get through my backlog. Amongst them were some great Nintendo games such as Mario Galaxy and Twilight Princess, but I then started to feel the urge to go back and play older games in those series, so I could appreciate how they'd evolved over time.

What started as buying a few VC titles led to me buying some older consoles, some that I never owned, others that I had owned but had since been sold/given away. I never had any Nintendo console before the Wii, and I never had a Playstation. That's a huge number of great games missed right there, so now I'm having a great time filling in the holes of my video game history.

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eviLaTtenDant

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Gaymer wrote:

What should i do?

Buy a Vita now!

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Gaymer

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I'll definitely have to check out secret of evermore. And I still have all of my old consoles so I'll have to go back and play all the classics I might have missed. I'm glad I'm not the only one that likes suing retro games. Thank god for the VC but I can't believe earthbound is only for the wii u :/

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scrubbyscum999

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Get a 3DS, you'll feel better.

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theblackdragon

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Trainer_DJ wrote:

Get a 3DS, you'll feel better.

actually... this is probably a great idea. not only are there plenty of remakes and/or rehashes of those old classics available, there's also some new things here and there that may perk you up a bit. :3

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Chris720

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This is the topic for me! I'm 19 and looking at Super Mario Bros. now compared to every modern game... I feel so old. I'd say you should buy a 3DS, it really helps get into your childhood dream land once more, it's quite nice. Problem is, I'm starting to act more and more childish everyday because of my nostalgicness... I hate growing up... it's so bleh.

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Midnight3DS

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Double your age, and you'll know how I feel.

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theblackdragon

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@Chris720: Growing up isn't so bad. it just takes getting used to :3

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Big_Boy_Chubs

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A good friend of mine just left school.....i know it has nothing to do with the topic, but i'm really gonna' miss her. Just thinkin' of all the fun we had..... } :

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AlGator

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As a grandfather who's been playing video games since the 1970s, I can tell you you're never too old to game, and to enjoy new games. There's nothing wrong with looking back with fondness and revisiting old favorites, but never, never get stuck in the past. Look forward to the future, make an effort to seek out the best new games (and music). That's my advice, and it's worth exactly what you paid for it...

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ShadJV

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21... 19... You kids feel old? Try 24. The 90s were the golden years, for Nintendo, for most media really... Virtual Console is the best thing ever, but I wish more of my nostalgic childhood games would come out there... Goof Troop, Disney's Aladdin... Anything on the N64... Thankfully I have my old consoles somewhere in my basement but dust hasn't been kind to them. >>

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theblackdragon

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@ShadJV: you let yours get dusty? I've got mine all put away nice and neat in plastic tubs :3

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Midnight3DS

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AlGator wrote:

As a grandfather who's been playing video games since the 1970s, I can tell you you're never too old to game, and to enjoy new games. There's nothing wrong with looking back with fondness and revisiting old favorites, but never, never get stuck in the past. Look forward to the future, make an effort to seek out the best new games (and music). That's my advice, and it's worth exactly what you paid for it...

I've taken to modern games with open arms, as positives outweigh old negatives for me. As for music, I'm much more humbug on it. Movies, a little less so, but the bulk of my viewing is pre 90's. With many exceptions, of course.

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ShadJV

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theblackdragon wrote:

@ShadJV: you let yours get dusty? I've got mine all put away nice and neat in plastic tubs :3

Oh heavens no, my dad wasn't very organized because of his ADD and he was always moving stuff of mine if I didn't touch it for a little while. I currently don't know where in the basement some of my old systems are, my dad passed away a year and a half ago and we still haven't managed to get the basement organized, it's amazing how much stuff he had down there. :-p but I do know he saved it all, he saved everything.

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Electricmastro

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"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss/Gabriel Marquez

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ShadJV

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Electricmastro wrote:

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss/Gabriel Marquez

This!

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