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Old 07-23-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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Look at all the replies with people who feel the same way!!

GAMES MADE TODAY ARE COMPLETE TRASH COMPARED TO STUFF WE HAD IN THE 80s.. No doubt about that!
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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Sounds more to me like he outgrew the need to constantly play video games. It's natural for anyone to be more comfortable with a genre, (of most anything), they grew up with. Anything new, more complex, more 'whizz bang' - we start yarping like our grannies did when we were kids: "You call that music? It's NOISE! We had more fun playing with marbles & jacks."
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:43 AM   #3
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Sounds more to me like he outgrew the need to constantly play video games. It's natural for anyone to be more comfortable with a genre, (of most anything), they grew up with. Anything new, more complex, more 'whizz bang' - we start yarping like our grannies did when we were kids: "You call that music? It's NOISE! We had more fun playing with marbles & jacks."
I agree with this, I realized the other day that I have absolutely zero desire to ride on carnival rides anymore, and I used to be crazy about them!

On the other hand, I'm one of the rare old lady gamers. I could only bring two suitcases to Japan and I filled half of one with my PS3 and games! I would of brought my x-box too but my son insisted on keeping that one if I was taking the PS3. I was a gamer back in the '80's as well, Space Invader, Centipede, Astroid I loved them all and spent plenty of quarters on them! However, the demographics do show that most folks my age have outgrown the interest in video games. Especially women.
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Having been a gamer since the 1980s, I completely disagree with him. No doubt there is a strong feeling of nostalgia for the early games. They had some great ideas and innovations. But, there is no comparison to the depth of the games that are out now. Sure, there are some stinkers. But the average quality of a best-selling game is much better today.
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