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Qivar

Pigeon
I used to be into gaming for a time, but now .. not so much.

My earliest memories of gaming or of Counter-strike and WWE SmackDown Here Comes the Pain. loved how me and my cousins would tear each other out at that one.

but nowdays, most games released are half-done or straight up broken, not to mention the fact that it's been turned into another medium for spreading degenrate culture.

It pains me to see how the quality of my favorite franchises has plummeted to such a lowly degree.


Assassains creed was done when they killed off Ezio, I only played the one part right after, never felt the same so I dropped it.

Prince of Persia is never coming back nor even getting a polishing remake.

Resident Evil has turned into a marketing scheme, with capcom preferring to remake old isntallments for easy money, the franchise should just die already.
 
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Guriko

Kingfisher
Gold Member
I used to be into gaming for a time, but now .. not so much.

My earliest memories of gaming or of Counter-strike and WWE SmackDown Here Comes the Pain. loved how me and my cousins would tear each other out at that one.

but nowdays, most games released are half-done or straight up broken, not to mention the fact that it's been turned into another medium for spreading degenrate culture.

It pains me to see how the quality of my favorite franchises has plummeted to such a lowly degree.


Assassains creed was done when they killed off Ezio, I only played the one part right after, never felt the same so I dropped it.

Prince of Persia is never coming back nor even getting a polishing remake.

Resident Evil has turned into a marketing scheme, with capcom preferring to remake old isntallments for easy money, the franchise should just die already.

Time has a way to be best method of discerning the wheat from the chaff.

I don't play a lot nowadays but when I do I usually play older games (5, 10, 20, 30...) who stood the test of time and degeneracy.

Interestingly no 'woke' game makes the cut. Like modern art they are meant to be forgotten.

But there are so many gems out there to be discovered and played at a leisurely pace without the bullshit microtransactions, constant online shenanigans... Chrono Trigger, Secrets of Evermore, Terranigma, Zombies ate my Neighbours, Earthbound, older Castlevania games, Paper Mario, Panzer Dragoon, Grandia, System Shock, Thief, Red Alert...

Like every form of entertainment today - reject modernity, embrace eternity. It will show itself soon enough.
 
I actually never played Half-Life 2. (I did play the hell out of the original, Op Force, and Blue Shift - to the point where I kind of got fatigued and wasn't really in a hurry to play the sequel by 2004.)

I've heard mostly fantastic things. The "pick up that can" scene has become a meme at this point.

Actually - never played either Portal, either. I really didn't play video games past 2003, was too busy chasing girls and getting all D's in high school as a result.

HL2 and the two episodes that followed are still better than most games today. Seriously, even graphically they are as good. I played them recently to prepare for HL:alyx and was amazed. You just download The Orange Box and it comes with everything including Portal. Portal I actually never finished. The puzzles were just too difficult, I kept getting stuck and gave up. I had an ex-gf who played it and breezed through it, so, eh.
I do think HL3 will be VR-only and will somehow tie up both the Half-life and Portal stories.
 
Time has a way to be best method of discerning the wheat from the chaff.

I don't play a lot nowadays but when I do I usually play older games (5, 10, 20, 30...) who stood the test of time and degeneracy.

Interestingly no 'woke' game makes the cut. Like modern art they are meant to be forgotten.

But there are so many gems out there to be discovered and played at a leisurely pace without the bullshit microtransactions, constant online shenanigans... Chrono Trigger, Secrets of Evermore, Terranigma, Zombies ate my Neighbours, Earthbound, older Castlevania games, Paper Mario, Panzer Dragoon, Grandia, System Shock, Thief, Red Alert...

Like every form of entertainment today - reject modernity, embrace eternity. It will show itself soon enough.

Totally agree. I read an obscure article a while back detailing why modern games suck and how there was a golden age of gaming and it was roughly between the mid 90s and mid2000s. I'm 37 so I grew up in this golden age. Now when I game my choice is either play new games that are formulaic, SJW and rely more on addictive tricks than anything else - or go back and play genuinely great games that are dated. I play Fortnite, GTA, even Skyrim, and I always come away feeling empty. When I played Prince of Persia Sands of Time, Half-life, Myst, Condemned, Bioshock, Thief, it was like I had completed reading a novel or television show. Sure I could think of better uses of time but it didn't feel wasted. Today's games are very shallow and derivative.
 

stugatz

Pelican

This one's a throwback, but anyone played Blood? I think it's the best Build engine game, easily, even though I have a huge soft spot for Duke Nukem 3D. It's sadistic as hell, though, and really panders to people who love horror movies.
 

Easy_C

Peacock
I've heard mostly fantastic things. The "pick up that can" scene has become a meme at this point.

The game hits a little harder currently. You notice little things about how there’s no children to be seen, people all keep a distance from each other and don’t speak while in public, the constant announcers and surveillance...
 

MRAll134

Pelican
I heard that "Stubbs the Zombie" will be coming to the Playstation tomorrow (Mar. 16th). That is one that was well received - that did not get a wide release. Might have to check it out.

In response to some of the other comments on SJW infiltration, there is another problem. Almost all gaming "journalists" and reviewers are bought and paid for, so game reviews are totally unreliable now.
 

stugatz

Pelican
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I heard that "Stubbs the Zombie" will be coming to the Playstation tomorrow (Mar. 16th). That is one that was well received - that did not get a wide release. Might have to check it out.

In response to some of the other comments on SJW infiltration, there is another problem. Almost all gaming "journalists" and reviewers are bought and paid for, so game reviews are totally unreliable now.
Some YouTube pages are decent for honest reviews, I’m a huge fan of Civvie 11. He tends to review only vintage & vintage-style games, though. (Occasionally some recent stuff.)

If you want a good laugh, though, watch one of his bad reviews.

 

Qivar

Pigeon
Time has a way to be best method of discerning the wheat from the chaff.

I don't play a lot nowadays but when I do I usually play older games (5, 10, 20, 30...) who stood the test of time and degeneracy.

Interestingly no 'woke' game makes the cut. Like modern art they are meant to be forgotten.

But there are so many gems out there to be discovered and played at a leisurely pace without the bullshit microtransactions, constant online shenanigans... Chrono Trigger, Secrets of Evermore, Terranigma, Zombies ate my Neighbours, Earthbound, older Castlevania games, Paper Mario, Panzer Dragoon, Grandia, System Shock, Thief, Red Alert...

Like every form of entertainment today - reject modernity, embrace eternity. It will show itself soon enough.

Well said.

I must adimt out of that list I´ve only played Red Alert .
Too bad I didn´t catch on NES when I was little.
 
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What is it with chicks and Portal? My sister doesn’t game and she breezed through it too.
Two of my sisters are gamers and both are best at puzzles, certainly better than me. While men are more logical/cerebral in that we live in our heads more, I think that works against us with puzzles. A woman will look at a puzzle and just enjoy figuring it out. A man will spend four hours questioning why the puzzle even exists and the next two hours trying to track down and kill whoever designed the puzzle.
 

stugatz

Pelican
Two of my sisters are gamers and both are best at puzzles, certainly better than me. While men are more logical/cerebral in that we live in our heads more, I think that works against us with puzzles. A woman will look at a puzzle and just enjoy figuring it out. A man will spend four hours questioning why the puzzle even exists and the next two hours trying to track down and kill whoever designed the puzzle.
Yeah, a girlfriend of mine loved brain teasers. I saw them as a waste of time.

Comparatively, I like watching YouTube videos where a watchmaker strips down a watch movement and then puts it back together - even though I don't really plan on getting into that hobby.
 
I've been playing for about a week ever since I took a break from video games for about 6 months. Video games are addicting and an easy escape from life, I am publicly pledging to stop and make sure I work on my life.
The day's almost over and still haven't relapsed. I've been under a lot of stress lately, just will read a book since I completed 90% of my tasks for today.
 
The day's almost over and still haven't relapsed. I've been under a lot of stress lately, just will read a book since I completed 90% of my tasks for today.
That's awesome, bro. I am definitely addicted to video games but have also been addicted to porn, sex, gambling, alcohol, cigs, weed, pills, social media, etc. So while I definitely do want to quit gaming, I sometimes have to pick my battles or minimize how bad it gets. I know video games helped me stop smoking. I quit cold turkey two years ago and just drank green tea and played Age of Empires constantly and I was distracted enough that after a couple weeks I was pretty much over cigs. I have such an addictive personality; sometimes it is a curse but when I'm working on something constructive it turns into a superpower. I have put I think 10,000-20,000 hours into games - before that I used to write all day, just a pen and pad and write poems, short stories, screenplays. So I'm trying to transition back into that but like you said, it's hard because it's such an easy escape. Our brains are so used to the cheap excitement, thrill of achievements, etc. Anyway, good job, man.
 
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