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Topic: Do you miss the good old days of gaming (80s and 90s)?

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J_Bitties

41. Posted:

I don't miss the gaming part that much because I still own everything from when I was a kid...from my 2600 up to my 360/Wii now. I've either held onto or repurchased all of it so I can revisit it everyday. What I do miss is the days when gamers would just shut their mouths and play games no whatever system they have instead of all this Casual Vs. Hardcore BS that has taken over the community today.

I had a genesis as a teen so my friends came over to play Genesis, my buddy had an SNES so we went to his house to play SNES, we didn't waste our time fighting back and forth on which system was better because NOBODY CARED!

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Missing the good ole days of gaming is why the VC is so awesome. Hopefully Super Mario Kart and Final Fantasy will come out soon.

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@J Bitties: Nobody cared in your group, anyway. Which makes them smarter than your average gamer. Nintendo/Sony console wars were the big thing back then, though. You're fortunate to have missed them (as am I, due to the homeschooling). I agree 100% about the casual/hardcore thing, though.

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@J Bitties: Nobody cared in your group, anyway. Which makes them smarter than your average gamer. Nintendo/Sony console wars were the big thing back then, though. You're fortunate to have missed them (as am I, due to the homeschooling). I agree 100% about the casual/hardcore thing, though.

I agree, must have been a regional thing because it was the same in the 64/PSOne days as well...no one cared about systems, everyone around my area just cared about gaming. In fact, at the time I was in my late teens when they came out so my friends and I pretty much all had jobs and we all had the 64 and the PSOne...at least most did...tips were good back then!

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Yes. They don't make classics like they used to...

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You don't know how much I miss 80's and 90's gaming. The arcade scene was awesome with new games everytime I went. I like how companies are still keeping retro gaming alive even though many reviewer just pass over these games. NES and Genesis are still my favorite consoles that I have the fondest memories of

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J_Bitties

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You don't know how much I miss 80's and 90's gaming. The arcade scene was awesome with new games everytime I went. I like how companies are still keeping retro gaming alive even though many reviewer just pass over these games. NES and Genesis are still my favorite consoles that I have the fondest memories of

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Nothing will ever replace the arcade scene. I supported it to the bitter end...I'm travelling back to Vegas in two weeks and they had an amazing arcade the last time I was there...hope it's still there because I'll spend at least one very hung over day in there.

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I miss the arcade where I live it shut down about 9 years ago. Used to spend my money on Shinobi games and too many to name. The only one left near me is 70 miles and they are all old machines so its like revisiting my childhood. Go there about once a year.

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49. Posted:

Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Guardian heroes etc etc, sad that the whole genre pretty much died.

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I remember playing games on a 468DX PC, the first PC we ever had. I used to play those DOS games you had back in those days with friends or with my sister.

Such great games as Commander Keen and Stunts I will never forget playing and I still enjoy them greatly today.

While there are still a lot of good games nowadays, they are just not as fresh an innovative as back then and they probably never will be because many games are essentially improving upon formulas and concepts created back in the 80's and 90's when gaming was new and still able to evolve quickly.

But kids these days will probably be just as nostalgic about Super Mario Galaxy in 10 years as our generation is about Super Mario World, though. It's all relative I guess.

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Blue_Protoman

51. Posted:

I wish I could've lived in the 80s. :(

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Tony wrote:

You don't know how much I miss 80's and 90's gaming. The arcade scene was awesome with new games everytime I went. I like how companies are still keeping retro gaming alive even though many reviewer just pass over these games. NES and Genesis are still my favorite consoles that I have the fondest memories of

Absolute truth here. The mid-to-late 80s were golden time; i was in junior high and i remember in the summer we would swim in my rich friend's pool in the mornings then run a video game circuit in town, first to 7-11 to grab a Slurpee and hit up some Space Harrier and whatever other 1 or 2 games were there that month), then to a couple of video/electronics stores that had games in the back, then a pizza place or two, etc etc. Good times.

Of course, there was also something special about those early days where "Have you played Atari today?" really was a legitimate question as much as a marketing slogan. I still love going through old comic books from the 80s with all the video game ads that blew me away as a kid, like the one for Mario Bros (for Atari/Coleco) that was all about Luigi looking for Mario in the sewer.

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Blue_Protoman

53. Posted:

You guys were so lucky to have lived in the 80s. :( Frankly, I'm almost crying from missing out. :'(

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Of course, in addition to all that goodness, we had to deal with the rest of the 80s. Which actually wasn't that bad, what with John Hughes and Fast TImes at Ridgemont High. I still get easily smitten with girls who look like Pat Benetar. =)

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J+Bitties wrote:

What I do miss is the days when gamers would just shut their mouths and play games no whatever system they have instead of all this Casual Vs. Hardcore BS that has taken over the community today.

I had a genesis as a teen so my friends came over to play Genesis, my buddy had an SNES so we went to his house to play SNES, we didn't waste our time fighting back and forth on which system was better because NOBODY CARED!

That's because the Internet was relatively small and unheard of back then. At my school there were huge console rivalries going on - every single lesson you heard a couple of kids arguing over which was better out of the Megadrive and the SNES.

Of course then there was the Amiga owners acting all high and mighty claiming their machines "did the special effects for Babylon 5"...

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WanderFan91

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Well, I grew up in the '90s with the PlayStation and the Game Boy (Pocket/Color/Advance). Every summer, at my American grandmother's house, I'd play with my cousin Bryan's Super NES (before he gave it to me two days prior to 2009). Also, almost every game I had I played for long periods of time, including Croc: Legend of the Gobbos and Coolboarders 3. [Sigh] Good times. :)

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57. Posted:

I miss the late 90's more than anything else. I got my N64 around that time and it had amazing games. I really want those days back... =(

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58. Posted:

the+shpydar wrote:

Of course, in addition to all that goodness, we had to deal with the rest of the 80s. Which actually wasn't that bad, what with John Hughes and Fast TImes at Ridgemont High. I still get easily smitten with girls who look like Pat Benetar. =)

Haha...I beat my head with a shoe just about every night while screaming to my friends on the phone, "Do you hear that? it's my head!".

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the_shpydar

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"No shirt, no shoes, NO DICE!"

Ahh, Sean Penn, back before he became ... well ... ahem ... i'll bite my tongue. This is a family-friendly board, isn't it?

Another big thing i remember about gaming in the 80s was where you could/would buy systems and games. Back then there weren't many big electronics retail chains or anything, so i remember most of my early game purchases (talking Atari here) were from small high-end electronic stores, camera shops, and in department stores like Macy*s or JCPenny's, sometimes in their appliance section next to blenders and coffee makers, as the stores had no idea where to place them early on.

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Blue+Protoman wrote:

You guys were so lucky to have lived in the 80s. :( Frankly, I'm almost crying from missing out. :'(

I lived in 9 months of the 80's, but I was kind of too young to remember. Or think cohesively at all, really. ;)

Actually, I'm not really sure what the attraction to the 80's is. But again, the kids of today say that about the 90's. Nostalgia...really is a female dog. :P

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