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Offline dsellars

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« Posted 2003-11-14 09:42:31 »

don't know if anyones seen this before...

I found it amusing.

http://www.egmmag.com/article2/1,4364,1338730,00.asp

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2003-11-14 10:04:35 »

Hi
 Quite amusing, I wonder what their kids will think of splinter cell and GTA 3, 'what?, it's ona a screen, no holgrams?', or 'whats this ke.y.b.o.a.r.d. thing, can't I plug in direct?' Smiley

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2003-11-14 19:19:57 »

In the future, there are no games.  Or rather everything is a game... learning/training, business, socialization, gov't.  
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Offline nech_neb

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2003-11-17 22:51:31 »

I did not find it amusing at all.
It made me want to cry. Cry

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Offline oNyx

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2003-11-18 02:42:37 »

It was kinda interesting. Thanks for the link Smiley

Made a little spinoff topic Grin

39 replies 913 views (most guys were amused)

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Offline tortoise

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2003-11-19 15:23:01 »

EGM did a poor job with the story though.  A lot of those games were just not good selections: Pong? Mattel Football? ET? Space Invaders? Q-Bert? You almost couldn't pay me to play those games today. I would have passed all of them up for better games back in the day.

But Tempest, Ghosts n Goblins, Frogger, Vector Star Wars, Zaxxon, etc. Now those are games that IMO remain very playable to this day, I hold dear to me for nostalgic and gameplay reasons, and the kids would have still hated them. But then at least there's a good tension going there (which is what EGM was shooting for). You hate Pong? Wow, so do I. Next. I also think the kids would have had some interesting comments on vector games, particularly 3D ones.
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« Reply #6 - Posted 2003-12-12 11:00:56 »

I think it was a very good selection of games because they were all extremely popular (except ET) and trendsetting. It's true that Space Invaders caused a coin shortage you know....

Offline javatypo

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2003-12-26 17:20:00 »

isnt super mario bros a nintendo game? there are some little kids that i know who would enjoy playing that.

that almost sounds a bit setup.. some of the words that those 9 - 12 year olds used were a bit beyond what i would imagine a game playing kid would say.
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« Reply #8 - Posted 2004-01-01 03:09:50 »

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I think it was a very good selection of games because they were all extremely popular (except ET) and trendsetting. It's true that Space Invaders caused a coin shortage you know....


It's still a poor article. They were trying for the classic generations misunderstanding each other and missed the mark because the generations are agreeing with each other! Young kids hate Pong. Wow. So do most (all?) 20 and 30 something gamers today. Did we really expect them to like Pong? So where's the tension?  There is none. The same thing applies to almost all the other games they chose.
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« Reply #9 - Posted 2004-01-01 10:51:29 »

I think it's still amusing just as an observation of how times change. Of course Space Invaders and Pong isn't really played anymore. I also wouldn't buy a T-Ford these days if it were available, but back then it was a great car.

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Offline aldacron

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2004-01-02 00:57:09 »

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It's still a poor article. They were trying for the classic generations misunderstanding each other and missed the mark because the generations are agreeing with each other!


No, mate, you missed the mark Smiley THey aren't trying to demonstrate a difference of current opinions, but a difference in how we reacted *then* and how those kids react *now*. Back then, we thought Space Invaders was the greatest thing ever. And how many hours did people sit and move those two paddles back and forth?

Imagine if you take a few 30-somethings and force them to live somewhere with an outhouse for a month. I'm sure they and their grandparents would agree that outhouses suck compared to modern toilets, but the grandparents didn't know what they were missing as kids.
Offline NexusOne

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2004-01-06 16:53:45 »

Speaking of the youth of today, how old is everyone here?

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2004-01-06 17:04:45 »

32

Offline ChrisM

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« Reply #13 - Posted 2004-01-06 18:48:45 »

33

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2004-01-06 22:10:29 »

32 1/2  Grin  (I guess I don't effect the current average)

Offline dsellars

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2004-01-07 05:57:16 »

26
Offline aldacron

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2004-01-07 06:14:16 »

32 in the West, 34 in the East Smiley
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« Reply #17 - Posted 2004-01-07 13:28:47 »

26 (points and laughs at the old, old men)

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