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Michirin9801

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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #105 on: July 01, 2017, 01:11:17 PM »
Unity added proper 2d a few years ago.   Its pretty solid.   No more fighting with 3d confines on a flat z axis. 
That's good to know!

I like the actual retro more than trying to pander to new people
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #106 on: September 18, 2023, 12:13:47 AM »
  I figured I'd search for this topic first, before posting a new one.  I know the topic is old, but I'm new, and curious if opinions have changed, been reinforced, or if there are new ones that haven't been posted yet.

  I've been a video game fanatic since the 2nd generation (ATARI! ATARI!) and my favorite is the 4th generation.  Surprise, surprise.  What a jump in graphics and technology at the time, especially with the TG/PCE CD!!  Guess which system is my favorite? Hmmmmm . . .

  I do have a soft spot for the Saturn.

  I stopped buying consoles once I FINALLY got my own PC in the late 90's, and I'm never going back!  Most of the games of the past 20 years that I have wanted are available on PC anyway.

  But the Turbo/PCE will ALWAYS be the BEST console!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #107 on: September 18, 2023, 09:07:12 AM »
  I figured I'd search for this topic first, before posting a new one.  I know the topic is old...
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I feel you're in with the majority of members here. Being a TG forum, it makes sense that we have nostalgia or appreciation for the NES/TG years of gaming. Of course it helps when the Turbo is the best evah :)

I did go "PC master race" around 2004 with the release of Half Life 2 (and Unreal Tournament) and took a detour from consoles for a few years, but I've found my way back to the obey. For the past 10 years, I've been focusing my gaming passion back on Turbo along with 1st-3rd gen JP console video games.

Nani -> If you focused on PC in the 90's, does that mean you emulate your retro games or do you have some real hardware to play on?
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #108 on: September 18, 2023, 08:42:28 PM »
 
  Both.  I still have my Duo, Nomad, Atari 2600, GBA and NDS.  I also have the plug and play versions of the Colecovision and Intellivision.  I'm considering buying an Analogue Duo, since my actual Duo is fickle at this point.  :cry:

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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #109 on: September 21, 2023, 02:33:36 AM »
... curious if opinions have changed...

I'm still 16-bit era all the way.  I've played a lot of PC, PSP, and Vita since then, but PCE is what I keep coming back to and playing more than anything else.
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #110 on: September 21, 2023, 06:06:06 PM »
 
  Both.  I still have my Duo, Nomad, Atari 2600, GBA and NDS.  I also have the plug and play versions of the Colecovision and Intellivision.  I'm considering buying an Analogue Duo, since my actual Duo is fickle at this point.  :cry:

At this point what is even considered "retro"?  I know this question comes up from time to time, but seriously. I have children that look at the PS3/360 era as "ages ago"... and I'm like... THE GAMES LOOK THE SAME!

Get off my lawn.....

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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #111 on: September 22, 2023, 10:35:29 AM »
Get off my lawn.....

...get off the lawn and stand on the porch to yell at the clouds. (personally, I look forward to the day of being Clint Eastwoods' character in Gran Torino with the cooler of beer sitting on the porch)

For the generation that grew up on PS3/360, so that is "retro" for them, be able to mingle with the prior gen that grew up in the 16-bit wars? Sort of like how do WW2 vets feel about Vietnam vets? Will our love of turbo turn us into spiteful resentful elitists? (if it hasn't already)
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #112 on: September 22, 2023, 06:25:14 PM »
  I like games from all generations.  I just don't like using a controller for an FPS.  Keyboard/mouse all the way!!!!

  Don't worry!  Thirty years from now the youth of today will have kids that look at the Playstation 5 and say, "Those graphics suck!"