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A gaming generation gap?
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Posted 1/21/08
Man, and I still remembered the days when the SNES was still "the big thing" and everyone around me wanted to have one (myself included). And my gaming actually started with the NES (Contra, Mario etc)

The reason kids these days can't appreciate older games is that they care too much about the graphics and how good the game looks. Back then it didn't matter, all it matters was that those games were fun. Most kids today see the older games and imediately say that it sucks only because the graphics were bad (even though some old games are better then the stuff they have today).

Man, do I feel old all of a sudden.
Posted 1/21/08
This thread made me lol.

Well, I don't blame the kid. Depends what generation of video games a person is born in. Most people born in say the generation of the Super Nintendo or Nintendo 64 have never heard of Atari or Commodore 64. Most likely kids born in the year 2000+ would only be interested in the current technology rather than outdated and virtually prehistoric technology.

I can guarantee you that the technology we find amazing today will be looked down upon or maybe forgotten about in the near future. PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, etc. would most likely become the new Atari, Commodore 64 and Nintendo during that time. It's the nature of video game generations anyways.
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Wow... I feel so old now. Thanks guys! lol. My gaming started on an Atari 2600, which I still have, and it still works. I still also have my NES, SNES, N64, GC, GB, GBC, GBA, Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, PS1, PS2 as well as newer consoles like the DS and the Wii. I'm waiting until there are games I care about to splurge on the PS3, but eventually it will be mine. Even I don't claim to know everything about video games. There are several consoles I'm missing (Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, Atari Jaguar, ColecoVision, XBox, etc.) It doesn't suprise me at all that this cocky little brat didn't know, and didn't care to learn. A lot of the kids that I've come across are so self absorbed, that they don't care about where things have been, they just care where they're going. It doesn't just apply to video games either, it's the whole scope of history they're totally oblivious to. & I thought my generation was bad... The future frightens me.
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Come on! The kid's f@$@# 10. Give em a break. Now to say there's no such thing as an SNES, I would just have thought you made that up. That's like some of us who are around the early to mid 20s who have never seen a betamax tape and saying theres' no such things. You don't just refute the existence of anything. If it's true, then that was just a shot at you. The kid was probably annoy at you guys cause you interrupted his Poke session to tell him how dumb he was.
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and exntric25 you're missing alot (not saying even have the ones you do) but kudos on keep all of those. I only managed a N64. PS1. GC. XBOX and PS2(which isn't able to be called old just yet. There are still a couple of game that people want to play).
Posted 1/21/08

exntric25 wrote:

Wow... I feel so old now. Thanks guys! lol. My gaming started on an Atari 2600, which I still have, and it still works. I still also have my NES, SNES, N64, GC, GB, GBC, GBA, Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, PS1, PS2 as well as newer consoles like the DS and the Wii. I'm waiting until there are games I care about to splurge on the PS3, but eventually it will be mine. Even I don't claim to know everything about video games. There are several consoles I'm missing (Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, Atari Jaguar, ColecoVision, XBox, etc.) It doesn't suprise me at all that this cocky little brat didn't know, and didn't care to learn. A lot of the kids that I've come across are so self absorbed, that they don't care about where things have been, they just care where they're going. It doesn't just apply to video games either, it's the whole scope of history they're totally oblivious to. & I thought my generation was bad... The future frightens me. :unsure:


I'm actually a little jealous ^_^;;
I grew up pretty poor... so all I was ever able to play was my N64 and my Gamecube until I recently got a Wii
(I'm not a fangirl, if I could get my hands on some other consoles I would)

although you put it in a negative light, a whole bunch of other people in this thread have mentioned it... I guess it's nice to look towards the future and get excited in all the anticipation of what's to come...

reminiscing is fine too, however. I think when I made this thread, I was really just angry at the whole state of children and their futures... I guess I just couldn't accept that they would ultimately be the ones helping us figure out new technology... but other than that, I wish that they could appreciate the advances that came about so they could enjoy their fun new consoles...
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