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Topic: The good old days

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RowdyRodimus

21. Posted:

I don't want to go back to Mario vs. Sonic, I want to go back to seeing noted writers and journalists doing commercials comparing one little block character to a slightly bigger little block character.

I was there, man. I seen things during the Intellevision/Atari wars that man shouldn't see. SNES/Genesis was N*gage/anything compared to that. When you bring in George Plimpton, you know s**t is gonna go down.

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Sean_Aaron

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Yeah, though the one with that Death Star game was pretty funny because Asteroids crapped all over that rubbish game.

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JayArr

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I think part of the magic lost is that people have become jaded after decades of gaming. We've seen it all. Now it's just the same thing over and over.....but prettier. Back then genres were just being born and everything felt so fresh and left you glowing and excited. It was truly a golden era the likes of which we will never see again.

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Ravage

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JayArr wrote:

I think part of the magic lost is that people have become jaded after decades of gaming. We've seen it all. Now it's just the same thing over and over.....but prettier. Back then genres were just being born and everything felt so fresh and left you glowing and excited. It was truly a golden era the likes of which we will never see again.

At least not until 4 dimensional games come out ;)

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JebbyDeringer

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I'd only go back if they could wipe my memory too. The feeling of playing some of those games was unlike any other though some of them I can still get that nostalgic feeling. My Nintendo has been sitting dormant for some time though and my SNES I actually traded for a Gamecube/GBA. If you like retro gaming there isn't really a better time than now. There is such a huge back catalog of games now that it's almost overwhelming. I know I can never play them all but somehow I wish I could. These games are cheaper than they ever were and you could survive for years completely ignoring new consoles and saving tons of cash.

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LinktotheFuture

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Since my Wii keeps breaking, I am really into retro gaming right now. It is cheaper, and really fun playing the games I played as a kid again.

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Vendetta

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Nah... ;)

But seriously though, I lived through that and it was a great time, and the games really made you use your imagination. Now that the visuals, controls, and head-to-head play have come this far though, quality of content is more important than ever. In the end, the developers still have something to battle over, and the consumers still have something to wow about. It's just... different.

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the_shpydar

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@Vendetta:
Man, i doubt i could count how many of those darn switchboxes i bought over the years (i actually still have a couple, despite now having a modded Atari 2600). Constantly, one of the little metal pieces would break off, and it'd be off to Radio Shack (or my dad's workbench and soldering iron)!

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madgear

29. Posted:

I think the golden era of gaming depends on when you got into gaming. I've been aware of gaming my whole life but I class my golden era as being around 1993/1994 - seeing games in the arcade such as Daytona USA, Ridge Racer, Virtua Figher, Sega Rally, Super Street Fighter 2 and The King of Fighters.

That era stands out for me the most, but I wouldn't want to stay in those days. I have just as many fond memories from earlier times (the C64 and the Amiga) and later times (Shenmue and the whole Dreamcast era). The present is always the best time for gaming because the old games still exist. You can still play them and new amazing stuff is also being released.

Although, saying that, Super Mario Kart is one of my favourite games ever and I just can't get my hands on it anywhere! Ah to be back in the early 90's...

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TKOWL

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Every generation has been flowing with innovation, so I say every era is golden.

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dizzy_boy

31. Posted:

does anybody remember when baby pacman hit the arcades.
it was the oddest thing i`d ever seen. it was a cross video game/pinball machine.
i know some guy has a video of re-conditioned one on youtube, which is worth viewing just as reference.
also, hard drivin`, if you weren`t there to expereince this game in the arcade for the first time. i feel sorry for you. it was the first game i remember seeing with 3D graphics. although it looks and plays crap by todays standards, but, at the time it was a major leap forward in what gamers were used to seeing.
but i think what will truely make a golden era for gaming, is the day nintendo start listening to the people who buy their stuff, and start addressing some of the complaints.

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Sean_Aaron

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Baby Pac-Man: rubbish pinball and rubbish version of Pac-Man in one cabinet...great idea! I think that was the late 80s, I know I had moved to California by then. Hard Driving was fun to look at, but even when it was new it wasn't a lot of fun to play.

Mad Planets, now that's an arcade game, someone should get on a remake of that straight away!

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Corbs

33. Posted:

Although I've been lucky enough to enjoy video gaming since the Pong days, I can honestly say this: If someone ever invents a time machine, I'm warping my ass back to the 16-bit era and staying there. :D

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