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 No.3257[Last 50 Posts]

don't understand how someone can be a retro gamer and be born after 1995. People born in 1996 like to claim they "grew up with" the N64 but they didn't, their first console was probably as PS2.

I'm 26 years old. So I was a teenager not too long ago, but honestly, my generation seemed A LOT more interested in actually play just good games instead of you Gen Z kids born after 1995 who only want to play the "cool" games like COD, Madden, FIFA, LOL, DOTA 2, and GTA 5. Hilarious how the teenagers playing these games are all hipster idiots who need to constantly rub in the fact that they're liberals.

It's weird, but if you look at those "Teens React" videos (particularly the Smash Bros. one), you'll see that the 1996 and up generation just doesn't know anything about classic 90s video games, anime, music, movies, or TV shows.

Heck, they don't even know early 2000s classics. Why is that? Shouldn't a 19-year-old remember shit from 2000-2005?

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 No.3272

>I/we/my generation grew up with X

is usually shorthand for

>I was born the same year as X and was still in preschool when it ended

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 No.3274

Remember Bobby's World, OP?

IT WAS A GOOD SHOW

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 No.3278

People tend to like classic games because they can pick from the cream of the crop and ignore the vast gulfs of crap people had to deal with when the games were still being developed.

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 No.3280

>>3278

While there was a lot of garbage there were still endless good games to play on any given year from 1986 to 1999. There were no gaps where we were sitting around waiting for good games.

Tons of games and new ideas were being put out by everyone from every direction, and, so there were always gems around. Very different from today you have about a years worth of good content spread out over 5 years of releases (that's actually being generous.)

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 No.3334

I just posted in another age/retro criticism thread, and I notice even at 21 most people my age who "game" don't really have a good memory of playing anything prior to the PS2 or never did. When I tell people my favorite console is the SNES, I get a lot of "wut" reactions because these so called "gamers" don't really care to delve into the backlog created by time.

While I don't personally know what it was like to be a gamer in the 90s,I'm hard pressed to disagree with >>3280 in terms of the quality of content being released. I think the advancements made in game development, the size

of the industry, and the internet has a lot to do with why there is a dearth of quality releases.

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 No.3341

>>3334

I couldn't agree more, countless time I've tried telling people about the stuff I like and just gotten confusion.

Without going too much into the whole "gaming is a shell of its former self" rambling, you're not being unreasonable.

Gaming isn't even really about playing games anymore, there's tons of games that come out nowadays that still have old school sensibilities to them (focus on gameplay and fun) that people just fucking ignore.

I'm not saying everything needs to be Dwarf Fortress levels of brick wall difficulty curve, but when my friends who call themselves "gamers" way of playing through MGR was on the easy auto parry level, and STILL got their shit pushed in never Zandatsuing, only to reply with

>Wow stop having fun guys :^)

when I try to help them play the game. Yeah, gaming and gamers are kind of bullshit now. Just look at all the social nongames people "play"

Also Genesis does what Nintendon't

bitch

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 No.3343

>>3341

lol I had a Genesis as well.

That was probably my favorite generation of games. It was actually my first since my brother never let me play the playstation, so'd I be trying to go far in Decap Attack or get my ass kicked in MKII. Comix Zone was another favorite.

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 No.3712

I was born in 1997 and my first console was the NES my parents had sitting in the basement. I didn't even know it was retro at the time because I like six or so when they gave it to me. I was a poorfag and my mom didn't like video games, so I didn't get many chances to play current-gen games. I didn't really mind though because I thought they were too easy when I got over the gwafix. My grandmother gave me a PS One and my uncle gave me an Xbox when he got an Xbox 360, and I really liked them. I still played my older games after that though. It didn't really make a difference to me if a game was old or not. I didn't have many friends who played video games so there wasn't anyone to laugh at me for playing old games.

>classic 90s anime, movies, or TV shows

I didn't watch anime at the time, but I had a huge VHS collection from my sister who grew up in the 90s. Again, it's mostly because I was a poorfag who didn't care about being "hip" or having new stuff.

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 No.3717

>>3712

>I didn't have many friends who played video games so there wasn't anyone to laugh at me for playing old games.

People that laugh at you for playing older games aren't your friends, anon - they're dumbfucks.

>I had a huge VHS collection from my sister who grew up in the 90s

What were your fave titles from that lot?

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 No.3719

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>>3257

>Hilarious how the teenagers playing these games are all hipster idiots who need to constantly rub in the fact that they're liberals.

irony much? all you've done is tell us (again) how right wing you are and it has nothing to do with video games. fucking /pol/cucks

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 No.3728

I'm '96 and my first console was a Genesis, followed by a Playstation my father bought us. We also mostly watched VHS tapes. This is largely because poorfag status. I've loved /vr/ for a long time, and collect for older Nintendo systems. I think the modern game industry is largely trash, especially after seeing many series I love fall into the DLC/Microtransaction/Mobile trap.

The worst part of all of this is that when I post this I get dismissed because either ">90s kid" or "le my generation was the worst, why couldn't I have been born earlier" or some shit. I grew up in a small rural town, so I'm not exposed to most of the pure essence of Gen Z, but most of what I've seen is trash but I'm not sure if it's because of normalfags being normalfags or actually exclusive to millenials being trash.

I just don't know what to think anymore.

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 No.3733

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>>3728

Yeah, but the people calling you out are obviously fuckheads, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

You've got a healthy respect for games created before you were born: that's all anyone with a functioning brain needs to hear.

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 No.3776

I don't understand that statement. You can go back and play old games primarily/exclusively/on the side even if you didn't grow up with them.

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 No.3807

I get it that most anons here probably do not visit 8/v/ anymore, but this pasta is pretty stale now. If it was supposed to be some kind of litmus test though…

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 No.3829

>>3719

I dunno, I thought leftists were the ones looking to have their SOs fucked by big strong black guys while they sat in the corner and watched. Same way they want the government to fuck their freedoms away, in exchange for "security" to be provided for VALUE NOT FOUND dollars, by the police, who, according to Warren v. District of Columbia, have no duty to protect the individual citizen from jack shit.

But I digress.

No sin in liking stuff made before you were made. Doesn't make one a hipster unless you like it solely on the merit that it is old and less mainstream than modern items. I'm from THE SEVENTIES, but my favorite era is mid-eighties to mid nineties. I have no real interest in playing any Magnavox Odyssey games, despite owning a couple, and unless I find an INTV for a decent price, my Intellivoice module and umpteen INTV games will just collect dust.

I have pretty much everything I wanted as a kid, and I'm only missing a couple of the not-quite-common systems, like the Neo Geo Pocket line and the Wonderswan series. Got two 3DOs, a Neo Geo AES, a Game.com, a Virtual Boy, and a TG-16, so I'm set like chet for that set, you bet. That said, I don't play much, though once in a while, I'll get a wild hare to play some Genesis RPG or Dreamcast game for a bit, but I never seem to finish them. Probably due to complete burnout, as most of my collection is in my hands out of desperation to love the hobby before I died inside.

Too late. Now I'm more of an archivist.

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 No.3926

A lot of kids didn't get the latest shit as soon as it came out.

I was born in 1987, I first played games on a ZX spectrum before I got a Gameboy and later a Megadrive. These were my only consoles till I got a PS2 as a teenager. While most of my friends did get PlayStations, they were all pretty late to that gen and the Mega Drive was the console which dominated all of our childhoods.

So yeah, I was only 7 when the PlayStation came out, but I'd still say I grew up with the Megadrive.

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 No.3930

>>3776

He is one of those idiots that want to make retro gaming into an exclusive club. Probably because he is mad that the prices on the market are going up and now he has to *gasp* emulate.

If anything younger people who aren't driven by nostalgia are better for the community, since they don't want to talk about the same shit over and over again. They actually look for new stuff, something the old farts never do.

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 No.3931

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>>3930

>They actually look for new stuff, something the old farts never do.

Not entirely sure what the demographics for full/vr/ and half/vr/ are, but I'd wager they swing more to the old fart end of the spectrum; and, probably by virtue of being anonymous imageboards, rather than fanboy forums, they've got me to try more undiscovered things than any other medium.

tl;dr: yeah nah you're full of shit

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 No.4022

>>3717

>What are your fave titles from that lot?

Shit, I didn't see your reply. But since this thread is still going over a month later…

The first to come to mind are The Brave Little Toaster, A Goofy Movie, Toy Story, a Bug's Life, and The Phantom Tollbooth.

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 No.4054

Although I am an old man I am interested in games as old as I am

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 No.4198

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I always find it bewildering when people my own age seem to have no memory for the times I find most nostalgic. I'm 24, and my era was very much PS1. Years later, those are the games I go back to the most, those are the ones I was most excited for when they were coming out, those are the ones I was most invested in. That said, I still remember before they came out, and the year or two before I got a PS1, when I played primarily Genesis, with a good amount of NES and SNES, so there are a lot of games for those for which I have a good amount of nostalgia (primarily Sonic and the main Super Mario games). Though the only one I really remember getting when it was (relatively) new was Sonic & Knuckles, which I probably remember more strongly because Lock-On was the tightest shit.

Yet I talk to people my own age, and they all show absolutely zero memory of anything before the 360 era, except maybe one or two who remember playing a shovelware PS2 game when they were "little kids." The idea of the release of 360 seeming like a far-gone memory to people my own age just makes no sense to me. I was already mature enough (yet dumb enough) to wait outside all night for a launch PS3, but my friends from high school, who I already knew at the time, act like they were infants when this happened. To me it seems like just yesterday. I vividly remember going to the store to pick up Spyro the Dragon after seeing the awesome commercials on TV. I vividly remember opening it to see an ad for Crash 3 on the back of the manual, and becoming more excited than I could have imagined. Hell, I remember renting a PS1 to play Crash Bandicoot 1, because those commercials were the coolest shit, 3D graphics were blowing my fucking mind, and my cousin warned me to try PS1 before getting a Saturn, because there was no real Sonic game on Saturn. It doesn't feel like that long ago to me, yet people my own age act like all this stuff is before their time.

Why is this, /vr/? I suspect I'm not the only one here who has noticed this. Are normalfags really just that short sighted, even to things in retrospect? Am I weird for strongly remembering and caring about things from when I was 7-17? Isn't it weird for adults to have "nostalgia" for things that happened less than ten years ago?

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 No.4201

>>4198

I think, fundamentally, the present generations, saturated as they are with an abundance of information and lack of any grounding knowledge, find it difficult to compartmentalise their place in time/history relative to everything else.

Or maybe you just know an exceptional amount of singular fuckwits, anon.

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 No.4611

>>3257

You know OP, I think you have a point, but I still think you have the wrong way of going about it. I was born in 1995 (just before your arbitrary cut-off, phew) I grew up playing older games because its what my family could afford. The first console I ever owned that was current gen was a PS3 and I worked hard to buy that. And I think that there are some people my age that play/played older systems beacuse they had older siblings or were a little poor.

This is besides the point. My point is who cares? I came into this scene when i was 13, a solid 7 years ago. Why does it matter if people who are beyond that cut off play these games. Maybe if more of them did, they would see what great game/level design looks like and it might even influence modern gaming.

> Be happy that your interests are getting exposed to new people.

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 No.4612

I just got the funniest feeling that I've read posts almost exactly like this over a decade ago.

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 No.4616

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Born in 1996 here, I'm a shitty third worlder and my family was poor as fuck, so they could only afford one of those shitty famiclones with a keyboard. I loved the fuck out of it and played gems like Mario, Contra, Blaster Master, Ninja Turtles, and a bunch of other games on it.Eventually they got me a chipped PS1, but even after growing up and getting internet access on a slow ass computer I slaved away for months to buy, I still didn't have a lot of interest in newer games, and I mostly spent my days emulating SNES, GB, Genesis, and Master system titles. I find that I'm mostly attracted to older stuff, be it music, films, or even books, but I try not to be an obnoxious faggot about it, and I do enjoy modern stuff from time to time.

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 No.4617

Who cares how old a person is? I'm 24 I can still like classic cars and "retro" cars over modern cars. Age of the person shouldn't matter. I still played SNES games even though I was 1-4 when it was first out. I "grew up" with the N64, but most of my memories are around the SNES and Doom on PC.

Why do you care so much anyway? You're 26. You don't remember the 80s and anything you know about the 90s are from the view of a child ( myself too)

tl;dr get over yourself. It's a 6 year gap, you're not that old. Shut up.

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 No.4626

>>4617

This.

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 No.4646

The "kids these days" phenomena is really interesting, because I'm sure we all remember being younger and having our parents generation saying

"the youth of today are so stupid, they can't even build a circuit!"

and their parents saying

"the youth of today are so stupid, they can't even build a table!"

I'm very surprised at how quickly people forget this when get they get into their 20's because it sucked getting that shit all the time.

You were a hipster idiot playing Mario 64 in the eyes of the nerd 10 years old than you playing Metroid and he was a hipster idiot in the eyes of the guy who grew up playing Night Driver (or tennis or whatever).

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 No.4648

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Born in '87, recently 29 yo, the Nintendo 64 was my first real committed console. Yeah, we had a NES sometime before, but I was too young and impatient to really get with it. I have fond memories of Zelda 1 and Nemo (first game I actually ever played, first encounter with video games, I remember my dad bringing in this odd box and my mom disapproving and jumping in frog suits 'tween shrooms [fuck her]), though.

Super Mario 64, Pilotwings 64, Lylat Wars, Space Station Silicon Valley, Rogue Squadron, the Pokémon Stadiums, Ocarina of Time, Jet Force Gemini… That's where I got my initiation to things.

The Gamecube's where I first got into 'gaming', and, in spite of the fantastic library for the system (love that F-Zero GX!), got burned out pretty much at the swan song of the system, Twilight Princess (my mom's a real guilt tripping bitch, I still get antsy when I boot up Wind Waker or something from that period). The Wii followed suit, and I never truly got into the swing of things with that system.

Then I got a Ps2 Slim on discount. I had gathered a formidable library for the system in preparation in the years before; Ace Combats, Zone of the Enderses, Beyond Good & Evil, Psychonauts, San Andreas etc… I can tell you in confidence that Ace Combat is the dearest and most rewarding game series I've played.

This digression has renewed my interest and love for Nintendo and video games in general, getting really into generations past. Thanks, Playstation 2.

Yeah!

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 No.4671

>>4612

That's because things have been getting worse for over a decade. That doesn't invalidate OP's point. It only shows just how true it is.

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 No.4675

>>3257

Grew up with N64 since age of 3.

Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64 became my personal therapists. Ocarina of Time still amaze me even today.

DK64 and Banjo Kazooie/Tooie were also quite fascinating.

Received 1 game on each xmas/birthday(June), so I had lots of time(and fun) playing each game.

Growing up with the n64 is something I'll never forget.

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 No.4676

>>3257

>pic

Just got me thinking as to why nintendo delayed and streched development of the 64dd like it did.

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 No.4677

>>4676

I would think that Nintendo was still feeling the sting of not going optical with the N64, and was perhaps doubling down on avoiding CDs.

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 No.4680

>>4677

Oh ok.

They should have at least used full-on Zip disks though.

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 No.4683

>>3257 What was the big reason as to why the N64, regardless of which market it was in, had handfuls of RPG titles? Paper Mario 64 and Quest 64 show that it could be done on the system, but why did it get so few of them? Sony? Bitterness from the pre-esrb days when Nintendo had those overall stupid game content policies in the West?

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 No.4686

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Born in 1997.

Grew up with a Mega Drive and owned a Commodore 64 at some point, then I got a PS2… 3… 360… PC then I bought pretty much every console NES - PS1 then I bought a PS4

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 No.4687

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>>4686

Can remember playing Zelda OOT with and older cousin on an N64.

The last time I seen him he asked me if I had Overwatch

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 No.4729

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I was born in 96 and my first console was a SNES, followed by an N64 and PS1. The fact that you're using The Fine Bros. as a source shows you're pretty fuckin stupid.

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 No.4799

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Born in 98. first console was an N64. I've been trying to collect some non-Nintendo consoles for a while now, but I'm not sure which non-Nintendo consoles are worth collecting.

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 No.4800

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>>4799

96fag here. Sega shit ain't as cheap as it used to be but as a whole it's not that bad. Get yourself a Japanese Saturn and an ST Key and grab a fuckload od imports for pennies. Make sure to buy in bulk because shipping costs are the expensive thing about buying from Japan. You can burn any game on the Sega CD or the Dreamcast so keep that in mind. Genesis collecting is median pricey today but it ain't that bad. Personally the funnest console to get games for. I never cared about Ninty consoles too much as far as owning physical games or playing on real hardware but Famicom shit's real cheap. You're in WAY too late if you wanna get into Nintendo. You should have started like 10 years ago. I remember when I bought old games because we were barely above the poverty line and they were cheap. Now it's a really expensive hobby.

Just remember that there's nothing wrong with emulation and you'll be golden man. There's a sea of great shit out there you're bound to find.

Anything pre 3rd gen tends to be worthless and it's a shame that nobody seems to care about them but me. There's something about those simple games that I just adore and I can't put my finger on it. Get yourself a 2600 or a Colecovision or something in that regard. The Vectrex is really badass but the hardware is pretty expensive and so are the games (probably because of the popularity given to it by CGR and the likes.) My best friend has one and he actually grew up with one so I know hoe fucking baller they are.

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 No.4818

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I was born in '96 and the first console I played was the N64, and the first console I owned was the PS1. I remember owning the Spyro trilogy, the first two Rayman games, Ridge Racer Type 4, some Pac-Man games, Siphon Filter, and some helicopter game I can't remember the name of.

I wish I still had my PS1. That was some good shit. Also, I want a Vectrex.

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 No.4831

>gen wars

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 No.4876

>>3257

>they don't even know early 2000s classics.

>Why is that?

>Shouldn't a 19-year-old remember shit from 2000-2005?

I submit gaming didn't hit the mainstream until around 2007.

Why would your average 19-year-old know anything about games?

In 2000 he was around 3 and in 05 he was around 8.

When he was 8 or so they were probably still "that stupid nerd thing for losers".

Meanwhile at 8 I was playing OoT and improving my reading comprehension.

Maybe his parents owned a PS2, it was popular to say the least.

But The Wii didn't come out until 06 same as when facebook was open to everyone outside colleges.

The iPhone didn't come out until 07.

A lot of factors attributing to the current more popular state of the industry.

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 No.4900

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>>4876

This anon is right.

I'm an '86fag that grew up with the NES and later the 16-bit consoles. After that I got pretty much everything when it came out because gaming was my main hobby for a long time. It was seen as weird past a certain age and was considered something for little kids. Eventually most everyone had an SNES or PS1 but you'd rarely see someone with a collection past a handful of games. Usually the one that came with the console and one or two others that were really popular. Even then it was just something to pass the time for most people and they didn't put in much work at developing skills past a novice level. Same thing with the arcades.

If you were someone that was reading gaming reviews and ordering obscure games or imports out of the back pages of them you were way outside of the norm. If you hung out at the arcade for hours and participated in what would eventually become the modern FGC you were seen as a loser. That's why casuals call it "toxic" because those that participated in the early days developed a thick skin and an attitude to match that was hostile to outsiders.

Around '05-'08 gaming became this mainstream thing that everyone did and claimed to have been doing since their youth. The same people that bullied their peers for it throughout the '90s and early 2000's now were claiming to be hardcore because they played COD online. At first I was excited by this development because I thought it would be good for the hobby and would finally give me a load of newbies to train up or shit on, instead it just became a horrible community.

>Banter was no longer permitted

>Stale memes everywhere

>No willingness by those types to play anything but that one game they think they're decent at

>An attitude that anyone better is a try-hard instead of a challenge

>Every community is a safe space and divided down political lines

>Everything that comes out is shit because it rehashes a formula that is popular with normalfags

>Everything that looks decent can't get a budget or gets limited sales ensuring a sequel will never be made

>Endless micro-transactions, paying to play online, DLC that should have been in the game from the start and all the other things they do to milk normalfags out of their money

I actually stepped away from gaming after I left highschool (2004) because it just became boring to me. The fact that it became mainstream brought me back and I thought I was going to have fun times reconnecting with my old friends. Instead I only found disappointment because I realized pretty quickly that CoD simply wasn't that good. They would not budge and refused to play anything else dashing my hopes of ever reliving the fun from the old days.

Now I play old stuff and fightan. I haven't checked out a AAA title in a long time. I'm hoping for a crash soon so that maybe we can go back to how things were. I don't think we'll ever see one though, we didn't know how good we had it.

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 No.4933

>>3257

OP has probably died a long time ago, but the logic in his post triggers me a little.

Something people forget is that gaming was a much more expensive hobby back then. When you control for inflation, new consoles were often around the $500 mark, and IIRC, new games would be the equivalent of $80-$100. Phantasy Star was $150 in Toys R Us. If you lived in Europe, the prices would usually be about 50% higher than that; the Saturn was £400 in Britain, which would be equivalent to about $1000 today, and new N64 games were about £60-£70 (I think that's somewhere around $150 in today's money). That wasn't the kind of money that blue collar parents would be prepared to pay for a toy for their 7-year-old kid.

I don't have any actual data on this, but I'd bet that far more kids were playing on previous generation consoles back in the day. I didn't get a NES until after the SNES came out. I didn't get a Megadrive until after the Playstation had come out. The prices weren't quite as bad towards the late 90s/early 00s, but I'd bet there were millions of kids born in 1996 who started gaming with consoles made in the 90s, either because their parents couldn't afford the latest stuff, or because their first console was a hand-me-down from an older sibling or cousin.

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 No.4935

This is a /v/ tier thread.

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 No.4940

File: 335a0c508bf2fbb⋯.jpg (49.57 KB, 780x688, 195:172, 335a0c508bf2fbb230fcc06d4c….jpg)

>>4933

This is true, back then buying a cartridge was a pretty big investment even for a working adult. Any game that had special chips or lots of memory was even more and towards the end of the 16-bit era those games became the norm because customers were demanding larger in-game worlds (JRPGs) or better arcade ports. New games weren't just the equivalent of $80-$100 in today's money, they were often that much in USD back then and sometimes more. There were several games you had to fork over $120+ for in those days.

Sony broke this trend and that was the main reason the PS1 went on to be so successful. The hardware was simple compared to its rivals and the format they chose to release games on (CD with no cartridge port) meant new games fell to around $30 for most of its life span. The 64 suffered from $60-$120 games (on the high end, RE2 was expensive) and the Saturn simply lost self space in the west so one had to import to get anything worthwhile.

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 No.5275

>>3272

Don't know about that, i was born in 93 and i started playing super nintendo when i was fucking 3.

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 No.5278

I'm over 40 and don't give a fuck if kids don't like games I grew up with. But then again, I don't give a fuck about their shitty new games either. It's a completely honest, two-sided, and fair relationship, where I just don't give a fuck. Caring about this shit is a waste of time and energy. Just play games, and have fun.

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 No.5304

File: 1be912f2b94df3d⋯.png (1012.17 KB, 944x948, 236:237, 1444220378489-0.png)

>>4198

I'm with this guy: >>4201

About half of my friends from high school completely forgot to cancel their Xbox Live gold accounts until I wanted to play a game with them (not to mention being completely surprised that they had some Halo 3 activity on their account). Being poor must suck, but they could have saved about $600 by doing that shit sooner.

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 No.5315

>>4617

This.

I was born in 1996 and had a Sega Genesis and GameBoy until 2005 when I got a Playstation 1. My first modern console wasn't until 2012 with an Xbox 360. Even then I found the Genesis to be more worthwhile.

I now have a worthy collection of computers, consoles and games spanning from 1982 to the PS3 (never bothered with the new generation of gaming).

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 No.5319

Because you're only looking at normalfags.

Lots of kids latch onto long running series like Zelda, Pokemon, Sonic, and Mario. Eventually they go on the internet and realize that there are a dozen more games from the past to check out. They check them out and realize they like these old games that stood the test of time. They get curious and start looking for more, branch out to different franchises, and before you know it they're on /vr/ pretending to be twice their age.

Or maybe they just saw an old game on Jontron XD or one of the other shitty e-celebs and decided to copy him.

And of course there are the poorfags with nothing but an ancient PC and a shit internet connection. They download tons of ROMs because they're some of the best freely available games that are playable on their toasters.

Basically, just because kids were born too late to get the authentic experience of retro games, doesn't mean they can't learn to like them and develop an autistic superiority complex about them.

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 No.5363

>>3257

I was born in 1995. I grew up with the N64 because I received it as a gift at age 6. I remember it was a used system from EB Games with SM64. Later on my grandfather, who also owned an N64 went on the road as a trucker and gave me all his games. I grew up poor so I was always stuck with older consoles and didn't get any "new" used games unless it was a birthday, a holiday, or I lucked out. I had friends who had newer consoles but my exposure to newer games was really limited to the rare occasion my overprotective mother would actually allow me to go in their homes/spend the night, or at demo kiosks in stores. I didn't get an original Xbox until the 360 came out and Xbox games were in bargain bins. I had two games for it, MX Unleashed and Midnight Club 3 and I remember it wasn't until 2 years later when I got Halo 2 so I was still very limited with exposure to newer titles.

There's also the emulator factor. When we first got internet in 2006 it dawned on me that there may be a way to avoid paying for used games by somehow playing them on the computer. A few short google searches and some agonizing shit-tier DSL torrenting later and I was playing N64 and PS1 games with my keyboard.

I eventually sacrificed one of the breakaway cables to my Xbox controllers to make a USB adapter to play the games more comfortably, which to the surprise of 12 year old me, actually worked (they're just standard USB devices). Naturally I started googling around for ways to play SNES, NES, Genesis, etc games on my computer because 6th gen console emulators hadn't even been written yet.

So yes OP, I grew up with the same video games as you did, albeit with emulators and poorfaggotry.

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 No.5366

File: 91d3618297aba30⋯.jpg (512.91 KB, 1768x2012, 442:503, 489382bc0f79d8a34ea640528e….jpg)

Looks like poorfaggotry is one of the main factors for those who were born in 1995 or after. Same here, I'm a 95-fag too. I've started playing with a Sega Genesis when I was 3, and two years later I've got an NES. Mind that these were Chinese knockoffs, but they worked - that NES is still alive and I'm still playing it occasionally. In 2001 I've started playing on PS1 and 3DO (still alive too), but two years later I had to go for PC, since a chipped PS2 was buttfuck expensive so I had to skip it which I'm still regretting to this day. Discovered emulation at around 2006, since the nextgen was even more expensive.

Also, quite a number of my peers did have the same experience as me, but most of them just don't remember anything anymore.

>>4940

Even for Chinese cartridges in Russia, this post is still true. At least most vidya stores allowed people to try the game before buying it, since one Genesis cartridge was like 1/10 of an average salary.

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 No.5375

>>3712

This right here.

When you're a kid with no money, older consoles a hell of a lot easier to get your hands on than newer ones.

Hand me downs, yard sales, and emulation (usually at least one kid in class would have snuck an NES emulator onto one of the computer lab desktops)

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 No.5448

I just like games, same way I like movies or music. It's neat to dig for interesting stuff that might be a little older, plus seeing trends and influences in context can be neat. I don't try to only play, watch, or listen to older stuff, I just dig for stuff that might interest me. Sometimes it ends up being older, sometimes it isn't.

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 No.5491

File: 1115e42e0f02f15⋯.gif (1.65 MB, 540x540, 1:1, 1482564539773.gif)

I'm a 19 year old baby boy and my first console was the Dreamcast, uninterestingly enough. Had a fuckload of NES roms. Am I le retero gaymer, /vr/?

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 No.5492

File: 36e1575ae92b673⋯.jpg (46.52 KB, 600x298, 300:149, 1397204746186_bulletin.jpg)

1993 here

First system was this Famiclone later I got a Mega Drive+MEGA CD,PS1 and PS2 then finally we got a PC and I discovered emulation

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 No.5719

I was born in the year of Doom and my first vidya experience was with a used Megadrive/NES. Grew up mostly with Nintendo handhelds and PC. I got access to PS1/PS2/N64 and Xbox via friends though.

I mostly play older games these days because I've exhausted the 7th gen and the current gen isn't very appealing at the moment. I'll probably get into it at the end of the gen, just like I did for the 7th gen and fill the time until then with older vidya.

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 No.5723

Ah, this thread lives again?

I was born in 1978 and my first system was an Atari 2600, but I barely got to play it because my parents were still in their early twenties. I seem to be playing more remakes of old games than anything else.

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 No.7041

>>3257

I was born in 93, but I lived in a somewhat poor family and my mom was kinda anti-video games, so buying brand new game system was just out of the question, but my dad was cool, the first game we played was alex kidd on the master system. Because of that I was always 1 or 2 generations behind, so around the time the n64 was out I was playing with a sms/nes and got a snes in 1999 and a n64 in 2002 I think. When I was between 14 and 16 my dad got me a part time job and instead of saving up to buy a ps3, I preferred to spend my paycheck on retro games, so I got a genesis, a PC engine, a playstation and a saturn. that's why I'm much more nostalgic for 8 and 16-bits games despite being born in the 3D era of gaming.

But I do think most people under 25 saying that they know and like retro games are retro hipster that think they're hot shit because they played undertales or some other indie shit

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 No.7048

File: 6aeb88d3f1de3bf⋯.jpg (44.97 KB, 800x600, 4:3, Osborne1-adventure.jpg)

Here's Adventure (Colossal Cave) on an Osborne 1. That was our family computer in the early 80's. We didn't have this game, but others kinda like it. Some years later I got my own 8-bit computer, and when I became adult and started making money I bought the holiest of grails: an Amiga 500. Unfortunately it wasn't long after that Commodore went out of business and I got brainwashed to upgrade to a PC. But those old computers were a lot of fun while it lasted.

To this day I'll play anything from mainframe games all the way through late-era Amiga games. No interest whatsoever in new-fangled games, but it's no big surprise since I'd also rather read a book than watch TV or movies.

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 No.7143

Aren't you in a way implying that these things are not of high enough quality to be considered good without nostalgia? One age range might have a higher quantity of posers, but the passion is more universal than you might think. Your post also overlooks the people who got hand-me-down consoles or couldn't afford the newest thing.

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 No.7289

Well I mean you can be a “retro-gamer” at any age. All you need is like what $50 for the console (most of the popular ones top out here) and then like a flashcart or whatever game you want. Hell you don’t even need to do that. Vast majority of things up to 5th gen emulate near perfect.

I didn’t grow up with the NES but I still have a fondness for Contra, Shatterhand, Kirby, Mario and others. I’m 30. I try not to fight “generation” battles.

>>3341

I don't like how games today seem to want to be a second job. I'm filed under "casual babby" because I don't want my games to be work apparently. I played a couple of games on the original Xbox for the first time recently, and it struck me how the game was 100% game.

Panzer Dragoon, Black, Red Faction 2, Ninja Gaiden Black if your curious.

Some of the game was good some of it was bad but it had a beginning a middle and an end with tight level design and they never seemed to just fuck off and waste your time. I didn't need to grind achievements or send challenges to my friends to unlock whatever the fuck they were just games. And then the game was over. Ninja Gaiden Black being the longest (and hard as fuck), Panzer Dragoon being the shortest but once the game did its job it was over. I don't need 60 hours of filler if your game is done its done just let it be done.

Rambling at this point smoke weed.

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 No.7292

I'm an 18 year old child and my first console was the Sega Genesis. The first game I can remember playing is Sonic 3.

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 No.7302

File: aaac8360369a09f⋯.jpg (52.42 KB, 468x500, 117:125, cranky .jpg)

Age doesn't matter, as a matter of fact I think it's good that the youth find interest in these old consoles.

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 No.7306

Born in '99, so bear with me for my blogpost on the matter. A lot of games these days just flat out suck. I'm not going to pretend that back in the past, every single game was perfect. One of the biggest differences is that when a company was making an actually good game, they had one shot to just release it, so they had to iron out as many bugs as possible. Now, a company can release rolling updates, but it's never enough to fix their mediocre games.

Even something like Nintendo, one of the biggest innovators of their time, has fallen prey to this. Games like BOTW and Odyssey are generic games, nothing inspiring about them. That's why it's nice to go back to the past and see the kind of things that started standards of the genre, and play games that, even if they're older than me by 30 years, are far more enjoyable than the shit that is supposed to be the top of the line by today's standards.

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 No.7316

File: 5bf29dff7b3d171⋯.jpg (44.65 KB, 960x720, 4:3, 27858504_1581897665261711_….jpg)

>TFW you're 15 and still haven't slit your wrists and sacrificed your nuts and blood to get V(irgin)-Bucks in Fortnite.

>TFW you barely play Fortnite at all.

>TFW you made a fucking Doom WAD.

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 No.7367

>>3257

>don't understand how someone can be a retro gamer and be born after 1995

It's the games that are retro and not the people who play them. Your age irrelevant what counts is how old the games are.

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 No.7378

If you play retrogames you're a retrogamer. Not that hard.

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 No.7461

>>3257

I own an N64, PS2, GBA, and I've recently bought two Commodore 64s, one being a parts machine. Also, I'm 19

That would make me a retro gamer then, no?

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 No.7472

>>7461

Barely.

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 No.7482

>>3274

I remember the game. Can't remember if I ever beat it though. It came in a CD with lots of genesis roms I got as a birthday present from my estranged father back in '99.

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 No.7511

I was born in 86 and what people on the internet usually call "retro" doesn't even feel that old to me. Genesis was my first console, we had an nes but my sister wouldn't let me near it.

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 No.7518

>>3257

You do realize that the councils don't magically stop existing because new ones come out, right? I was born in 99, but my family still owned an n64, and I played a lot of games on the system that they already owned

There was also a pretty big emulation and romhacking craze back in the late 2000s thanks to kaizo mario world, leading tons of people to discover 16 bit era games. I myself discovered mario world through a video of a romhack on youtube. I can't remember what it was called, but mario had wario colors

>>3280

That's not good games, it's games you like. You grew up with older systems, and as a result your like the types of games that were popular on those systems. I grew up with n64 and gamecube, and as a result most of my favorite games are 3D platformers like mario sunshine and banjo-kazooie.

It's not even nostalgia, it's a matter of your tastes being colored by experiences you had in your formative years. It's the same reason vaporwave is a thing; people find comfort in things reflective of their childhood

Give it ten years and you'll start seeing people say "man, back in the 2010s there were so many great games like fortnite and pubg. Nowadays, you need to wait like five years for something like that to come out"

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 No.7657

>>3257

I think this happens a lot though. I was born in 1990 and, even though I had a Megadrive, I'd say that my childhood was me and my friends playing on the N64 or Playstation. Late night Goldeneye parties and WWF Smackdown *sips Monster*.

I think a lot of Gen Zers see us doomers going on nostalgically about earlier console generations and, like a little brother trying to imitate his older bro, they pretend like they knew what it was about.

Here's a scary thought, this year there will be kids who are 18 who will be younger than the Dreamcast :v

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 No.7658

>>7657

Wait, I'm an idiot. There are already kids younger than the dreamcast. Fuck my life

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 No.7659

File: 63225eb491a3d7a⋯.jpg (23.99 KB, 378x504, 3:4, SJP_Undoctored.jpg)

At first I was wondering what sort of yid wrote the OP, then I noticed the date. Barely a month into the current political revolution unless you count GG. Couldn't have known what those born between your cut-off point and 2002 (from my personal experiences) were about to bring to the table. Certainly more than a Memelennial or a bitter X'er whose last ounce of fight seeped out once they collectively realized they were now all the same age that Boomers were in the 90s. Watching the React™ series of videos hardly gives any indication of what we're like in the real world and not the Kosher microcosm ran by the (((Fine))) Bros.

Born in 1997, and it's not that I was poor 90% of my classmates were significantly better financially though, it's just my parents had no fucking idea what game consoles were. First time I played video games of any sort was on an old friend's PS2 and Xbox in 2004; one of the Tony Hawk games, GTA: SA, and DRIV3R. In November of that year I got a PS1, first two games were F1 98 and Destruction Derby 2. Then I got the first ToCA game, Gran Turismo, and Colin McRae Rally. After a year I moved on to the PS2. Again largely racing games until I turned 12 and they deemed me mature enough to play the higher age-rated games. That thing lasted me for over a decade until it bit the dust.

When I grew disinterested in the same old, I started to move back through time as my PC didn't have the guts to play anything beyond 2003 at a good FPS. Emulators for all the home PC platforms of the 80s such as the Atari ST and Amiga. DOOM of course, and I got into a habit of buying 90s PC titles in their original boxes just to see if they'd run on 7 or not. They all actually did, though a couple didn't work 100% correctly in negligible aspects - stuff like menus freezing, graphics requiring a certain filter to look correct etc.. Spent a good summer or two completing them, it was fun buying them at rock bottom prices since they more than made up for it in their charm, plus I get to fuck with future collectorkikes by potentially selling them for 20x what I bought them for. Though that's implying I'd ever want to get rid of them.

I refused to move on to the 7th or 8th gen. Only reason I have a PS4 now is that my sister gave me it as a surprise Christmas present in December 2017. There is some stuff I like, though certain titles are mere shells until you get to tweaking and modifying them on the PC against the devs' wishes cough GTA V cough and actually inject a semblance of what may be construed as fun into them. Forced online is cancer. Always has been, always will be.

>>4198

If you're still there, we have the answer: it's highly likely they have no inner voice. All this time people used NPC as a meme almost since we knew that we were different from your average normalfag, but none of us had any idea what this entailed. Without delving too deep into conspiracy territory, I'd wager its absence impairs a lot of what we take for granted. Recall ability, the sense of nostalgia, that sort of thing. An inner voice may be the key to truly grasping these concepts.

>>7316

>barely

A single cancerous cell in your body is still cancer, I'm sorry to report.

It's been half a year but can you show us your WAD at all?

>>7518

>back in the 2010s there were so many great games like fortnite and pubg

Pretty sure no-one is going to look back on any post-TF2 ASSFAGGOTS title in a positive light. They will become the Rage Comics or the Milhouse of the video game world. "Cool" for a short while and then eternally uncool regardless of the number of years that pass.

>>7658

Your statement is true if you refer to the point at which Sega killed the Dreamcast in early 2001.

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 No.7684

born in 90s = millennial

end of story

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 No.7685

im 22, I actually did grow up with an n64, although I only had a couple games on it

yknow the actual physical machines dont go anywhere unless they fail for some reason right? its not like some modern always online console that will brick when corporate stops looking at it, so people will have them for a while

this means someone born in 97 can, in fact, grow up with a console from 96 or even earlier

later, we did get exactly that, a ps2, but the ps2 was the living room console, the n64 was mine and in my room, since I only had like 5 games for the n64 I did in fact end up playing many more ps2 games then n64 games

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 No.7688

>>7684

t. born in 1989

Newsflash faggot: everyone born in the 80s is considered a millennial too.

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 No.7699

>>3257

> don't understand how someone can be a retro gamer and be born after 1995.

I graduated high school in 95, but what's your point? Isn't anyone who plays/enjoys retro games a retro gamer by definition?

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 No.7700

File: 88e98cea124c631⋯.webm (5.36 MB, 412x360, 103:90, videoplayback.webm)

I was born in 91 but I enjoy vid related

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 No.7704

My older cousins has N64 and I didn't have an XBOX for a long time. My earliest video game memories were their Mario Kart 64 cartridges and Gameboy Pokemon Yellow/Tetris/Flintstones. Those games were fun as, and MarioKart64 is a great party game

I'm closer to 2000 than 1995

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 No.7706

>>3257

1996 here. My "first" console was a SNES or NES (whichever had those big gray cartridges). I don't remember playing it and it was technically my parents. I only remember it existing in our house and I remember we had a mario game on it. I have a clear memory of me holding the cartridge so I was probably around 3yo. The console broke around that time so we threw it away, but I kept the cartridge for myself until we moved.

My actual first console was a PS1 which I got in 2001. So I pretty much grew up on the platformer genre (crash, spyro, rayman, pacman world, etc) which was the only relevant genre in my area among my friends, other than sports which I wasn't into at all. I only found out that mgs and final fantasy exist when I was 15 which were apparently "the biggest" games of PS1 and "defined" PS1 (according to some e-celebs). I just found those statements utterly false as none of my friends heard of final fantasy until well after 2007. What defined PS1 for my generation at least (and those born 3 years before or later) were platformers, FIFA games, racing games and some multiplayer games like worms armageddon which we'd play when visiting.

However, I did play "retro" games even on my PS1 since there was a NES emulator for it, my dad's friend burned a CD with a bunch of NES games on it which I could play on PS1. Though the only ones I remember liking were hydlide special, bomberman, bubble bobble, (super?) pang and battle city, and a game who's name I can't remember but it was a brick breaking game with some dragon as a boss and I believe it had a level designer.

>COD, Madden, FIFA, LOL, DOTA 2, and GTA 5

I hate all of those games. I did enjoy GTA SA as a kid but now the entire GTA franchise is too boring. I very rarely play LoL and when I do it's to dick around with my friends and troll them and other kids in silver/bronze.

I really dislike most games that are popular these days.

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 No.7708

Bitch, I'm not confined to liking what you think I should like. Born in 2000, and I still like listening to Biggie, watching PPG and Care Bears on VHS, and playing SNES on my BVM. Who the fuck are you to take enjoyment of something away from me?

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 No.7713

>>7684

Millennial means you grew up with hope for the future and got it taken away by the 2008 crash. A person born in 1999 don't kno dat feel fam

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 No.7715

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>>7713

Nothing happened overnight. It's been going on for decades. Like since 1913 at least in the USA, but much earlier in the UK and Europe.

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 No.7721

>>3257

>It's weird, but if you look at those "Teens React" videos

You do realize those are staged right? No one is that stupid.

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 No.7724

Test

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 No.7749

>>7659

>If you're still there…

I am. I know I'm replying over two months late, but since you replied over three years late, I think you deserve a reply.

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 No.7773

I had no TV/Computer at home for a while. First console was an N64 that I bought at some swap meet around 2011 and I got a TV set maybe a year later so I could actually play it. Didn't have internet/computer until later than that. I played goldeneye a lot, when I bought it I didn't know what it was, but it was the only game there that had a guy with a gun on it.

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 No.7774

1996 reportan in

first console was a SNES

grew up with N64

OP is faggot

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 No.7778

>>3257

The PSone (the one with the LCD screen add-on) was released in 2000. The Dreamcast was released in late 1999. Both these systems had games being released well into the early 2000’s. Whether your early millennial faggot ass likes it or not, this meets the retro cutoff. And nothing is stop any late millennial, Gen Zer, or future generation from picking up these games to play and make it a part of their childhood or later years. What in the fuck is this pointless gatekeeping tribalism? Yoomers like you should be encouraging people to play older games from any previous gen so you have a newer generation that cares about curating classics and obscure titles of yesteryear. Why is it that gaming is filled with cynical juvenoia? Is it because you made vidya brands and plastic goodies a part of your identity? You don’t really see this shit in music and film where the older generation is contentious about showing the history of the medium to a younger audience.

TL;DR

Get a life, faget

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 No.7785

>>7713

I don't even remember the crash, really, other knowing that the economy wasn't doing too well. Obama getting voted in and being praised to high heaven was the big thing I remember from that era.

>>7688

People seem to think "millennial" means "anyone younger than me" for some reason.

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 No.7816

It looks like that I make part on no side here. Grow up playing famiclones. Only got to know retro [S]and current, in fact[/S] vidya relatively late in life. I consider myself a retro gamer.

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 No.7817

Back in my day NES was all the rage, but before that I had ZX, had to load games from casettes and I did not know any basic, no manual. Will I recommend NES games for todays kids? _Absolutely_, buy raspberri pi, two joystics, install fav emulator and you will have fun for days.

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 No.7990

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A retro gamer is someone that plays or enjoy retro games. Doesn't matter if he's 60 or 6 years old.

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