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Losermagnet

Ironically, always being connected often makes me feel more isolated. I couldn't tell you the last time I had a conversation on the phone.

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BlueOcean

@Losermagnet Donkey Kong Country Returns feels very heavy and I'm not a fan of the new enemies and how you control the characters at the same time. It doesn't have better gameplay, art, music, animation nor characters than the original trilogy and there are just a few Kong members and animal buddies. The level design is good but not great with only a few surprising stages but Rare did much more than that. Every little thing that DKCR changed is worse than what Rare created, Rare basically created the whole Kong universe, and Retro only added one of two interesting ideas and removed tons of them. Tropical Freeze is better than Returns, at least they hired new graphic artists that did a better job designing the enemies and David Wise is back as composer but the rest is pretty much Returns but prettier.

@Losermagnet @Slowdive I agree, as millennials (next generation is Generation Z), we were the first to use the current technologies but we weren't obsessed with them as now everyone, young and old, are. Because we have lived that change in our youth, we can see the worst part of the new times. Paradoxically, most older people don't mind the change but for us those changes ruined the fun, that is, clubs, talking to strangers, normal dating, using the phone for calls, etc. Today, making friends and finding a partner is much more complicated and unnatural and that makes me sad.

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Zeldafan79

Nice to know there are still Nintendo followers over 40! I didn't expect so many my age. I figured all you guys would be like, I'm too much of a big boy to play silly mario and Co anymore. I don't know about anybody else but that Teen faze alot of kids go through where they only wanna play the gory violent macho stuff just never hit me. I haven't stopped playing the cutesy stuff since the Nes. I was 16 when Yoshi's Island on snes came out but i was still right there eager to play it!

I really only started playing the mature games after i first discovered Resident Evil on playstation. The dogs in that one hallway jumped at me through the window and scared the crap outta me then i was like, cool a game that made me jump outta my skin! That's when the cute stuff started taking a back seat for me. I never got startled playing mario and i wanted more!

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Burning_Spear

I just turned 57. My first gaming experience was one of those Pong-type home consoles with four game-play variants. I was going to arcades during the golden age when Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Asteroids first appeared. The Atari 2600 was a blast! I remember taking the console and my games to a friend's house on Saturday nights. We'd connect it to a huge old color console TV in his basement and play until we fell asleep. Then the NES came, and so on and so forth until last night, when I played Rock Band 2 until nearly 3:00. Still good times. Watching gaming evolve has been so much fun, and I look forward to many, many more years. I'll need 'em to clear out my backlog!

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Slowdive

@BlueOcean Well said!

You can take me out of the '90s, but not the '90s out of me.

Shadowthrone

39 here. I agree with most my age about growing up in the '90s, it was such a golden age. Actually very recently, one of my kids made that seem even more true; I was going through some old boxes and my high school yearbooks were in there and my daughter was looking thru it with me. There were pics of all these activities and stuff we used to do that they just wouldn't be allowed to now and she pointed that out. Shes looking at these pics and said 'I wish we did this kind of stuff, looks like you actually had fun at school'.
Anyway, gaming-wise, I started with the NES back in the late 80s (I forget what year exactly) and I was hooked. I saved up birthday and xmas and chore money for a long time leading up to the launch of the SNES so I could buy it myself (Nintendo Power previews had me pumped). I've had pretty much every Nintendo console since (barring the ill-fated Virtual Boy).

@Zeldafan79 I never had that phase exactly as a teen, but I was playing mature games then. I was the kid who would knew all the secrets in Mario World and Donkey Kong, but also have all the movesets and fatalities memorized in Mortal Kombat II. Cute, mature, whatever basically. If it was fun, I was playing it.

@BlueOcean I've noticed that too, those of us who lived through the change see the line. Older people weren't embracing dial-up, early cell phones and such. Only when they became more accessible and mainstream did that generation jump on board en masse and those younger grew up with it and don't know life otherwise. 80s and moreso 90s kids are in a unique place when it comes to that.

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Magonigal

@Burning_Spear

Just about to turn 50 and like you, I started with a pong type console but then missed out on consoles as we could only get our parents to invest in computers so started off with a BBC Micro and then an Acorn Archimedes - never would have imagined that the ARM processor in that would end up powering nearly every phone on the planet and now even going back to it's routes in PCs and Macs.

My first console was a PS1 in my 20s and i've owned every Playstation, Xbox and Xbox 360, Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, Switch, Gameboy Advance, DS, 3DS, PSP and Vita. Have pre-ordered an Xbox Series S and I'm going to be like that grandma that plays Skyrim, still gaming when i'm in my 80s!

Magonigal

Burning_Spear

@Magonigal You said it: gaming until we drop. It's important to keep balance in life, but I still get a huge charge out of gaming. Sometimes it's competitive, as in beating a level or climbing a leaderboard, and sometimes it's just to relax after a long day or week.

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Scrubicius

Wow it seems we have pretty good amount of people that we can call Old School or OG as Original Gamer!

Well as mentioned there is a Discord Server called OLD SCHOOL GAMERS if anyone is interested joining hit me up at Scrubicius#1249

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BruceCM

I never end up with time for Discord, after gaming & forums .... Thanks for the invite, though!

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App

@Scrubicius thanks, but I'll pass. I could never get into the new-fangled discord

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Magonigal

@Scrubicius
Thanks but not really into using Discord apart from the excellent Villager Haven channel which has got me Marshall, Raymond, Judy and Merengue

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Daniel36

@Scrubicius Discord... is that one of them fancy new social mediums? In my day, discourse was man to man, face to face.

Thanks, but I never have time for that stuff.

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Scrubicius

@Magonigal what is a Villager Haven channel?

Scrubicius

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Scrubicius

@Daniel36 no its more communication App that is made for gaming. Basically can be used since Nintendo never implemented any communication channel in the Switch OS.

Scrubicius

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Magonigal

@Scrubicius

It's a Discord channel where you ask for a villager you want in Animal Crossing and you go into a queue and then when they're available (don't know how they do this) you get an hours notice to go pick them up from someones island

Magonigal

Rexenoboy

@Scrubicius
I'm sorry, but I have to take a pass on your invitation as well.

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1UP_MARIO

What’s discord. Is it something to do with cordless phones

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Scrubicius

@1UP_MARIO basically yes.

Like I said Discord is a application where can create channels or we would know them as rooms. Then you have the ability to communicate (also per voice) with players that you are playing online with. Basically the missing features that Nintendo haven’t add yet.
@Magonigal this really works?
You have to tell me more I am interested.

Scrubicius

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Magonigal

@Scrubicius
Yeah it works great! So you just join the Villager Haven channel and then there's a bot where you start a request, give the name of the villager you want and then set your status to available, when you are at your computer and able to respond, or unavailable. You can also see your queue position. By being available you are saying you have a free plot ready for someone. They have a volunteer team who provide the villagers and when they are ready for you, you're sent a notification and you have an hour to respond. A private chat opens up and you are given a Dodo code for the island where your villager is and you just fly there and pick them up! The channel has a great FAQ and team who help and they also do all sorts of giveaways. It's a brilliant help with Animal Crossing if you want to get hold of some of the most popular villagers or just someone you like the look of. I look at the website http://animalcrossingportal.com as well for ideas.

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