Things that gamers had to deal with in the past they no longer have to deal with now.
hey i miss memory cards , the days when you save a game and take it to your friends house and play the game together ! lyk dis if you cry evertym !
@shivvy You can do that with USB now. And that isn't proprietary so it isn't overpriced.
"Console Expansion Packs" lol nintendo.
Batteries in controllers?
Controllers still have batteries unless you have some alternate controller that runs on air. Controllers before batteries were still wired and ran off the power of the system.
Microsoft says hi
Xbox One controller still uses AA batteries http://kotaku.com/is-it-too... its in the last bullet point.
@Rio and Fullmetal The DS4 still uses a battery. 3.7 V lithium-ion battery that's built in and rechargeable. It was a joke at the comment of controllers still using batteries as if some don't. So in essence...controllers still use batteries. The ones that don't..were wired. Like we used before the 360 introduced wireless controllers as a standard on consoles.
*Non-rechargeable batteries. (Without need of purchasing any attachments/accessories...)
@theWB27 haha I know that DS1,2,3,and 4 all technically use batteries, hell most devices out there do! But I meant removable ones where you go to your local store for more. Where I work Microsoft sells two "official" versions of their controllers; one for $49.99 (I believe) that uses removable batteries, and a $64.99 one that has a built-in rechargable battery...just like the DS3 (but more expensive, of course) :D
paying for wireless adapters
theWB27: The 360 didn't introduce wireless controllers as a standard on consoles. Wireless controllers are as old as Atari 2600.
I don't miss that at all. If that's what you mean if not well my bad
ahhahaha yeah f***ing Wii and Xbox still using them.
Using AA sized rechargeable batteries is definitely a benefit with ms/wii (plus the also have battery packs that fit in that slot too, so you have choices). All batteries slowly lose charge capacity after hundreds of charge cycles. Imagine if you told someone they couldn't replace the batteries on a power tool, lol. Always better/cheaper to replace batteries vs a new controller/cell phone/power tool w/e.
Old pc dvd style trays. Like the one on the Fat PS2 and ..... Xbox 360.
Yeah I understand. Every time I open my original PlayStation 2's disc tray it vibrates, surprised it still works even from 2002.
Memory cards are still needed on handhelds. We've only come oh so far...
They're only needed on the Vita, which are overpriced. The 3ds has some built-in memory, and they all come with memory cards, so you don't really need to buy another memory card unless you really want to.
@meganick the 3ds doesnt need memory cards because the games are memory cards
What?! Where is your data? Where is it saved? There's no memory card... Damn, your skills have improved. Or rather, your hardware. - Psycho Mantis
I read it in Mantis voice. Classic.
I love Otacon's moment during the return to Shadow Moses. I love not having to switch discs.
Seriously, who disagreed with this comment? like.. what do people disagree with in it? ohh never played MGS4 huh ?
I bet it's been a LONG time since anyone even heard of those two words.
remember having to leave my tv on over night if i wanted to beat a game and hope no one turned it off and beating games in 1 run or at least try
It became irritating running out of space on those, Dreamcast's VMU was the last great memory card though.
The Vita uses Memory Cards...
Yeah. Thank the internet gods for cloudsaves.
I remember way back on PS1 days with memory cards, i had Xenogears saved on it, made it to the last disk. And my sister ended up throwing it out. All those hours wasted cuz of a dumb memory card. I do not miss those days.
Someone unplugging the controller when you're playing.
Now all they have to do is say, "Xbox off".
you missed an important F-word after xbox
Yeah, but if it did that, I'd get one.
LoL a lot easier for parents. All they have to say is xbox off bwahahaha.
Blowing cartridges..which actually made them worse.
Haha no way some wouldn't work unless u blew the dust out of them.
Waiting for demos on magazines
haha yeah i miss that dude. i miss gamesmaster with p moore. how fast u can do a lvl on sonic etc. im 32 and i think i can safely say i grew up in the best gaming era. james pond-robocod sonics marios zeldas clayfighters mortal kombat f-zero snake rattle and roll the list is endless
Controller cords dangling from a console sitting on top of a TV.
And then someone tripping on the cord and the console falling off. I lost SO many saves on my SNES because of this.
a man's dog used to always try and walk between the TV and a man and would always trip on the cords! Though a man was probably a boy then.
They would dangle right in your food or knock over your drink, or some ass hat who didn't watch his step would trip over the cord and yank your console to the floor. My PS2 took a licken and kept on ticken through all the abuse.
A stick and a button for a controller.
*AHEM* Fighting games still use a stick and buttons.
You seem like the only slow person that didn't get that. The Atari had one stick and a one button controller.
This is a decent list. I'm playing through Breath of Fire III right now and that game makes me realize just how far forward gaming has come. Not being able to save just where ever is a big pain, the battle system and exp. gaining moves slower than a LA traffic jam and I still need the memory card, even on the PSP. Still a great game but gaming has definately become more convenient as a whole.
Now if we could just get rid of disc swapping and add digital sharing
DRM would have done that (just needed to load from disc 1 time), but a lot of peeps didn't want it. You can still go disc free if you buy digital though like on Steam.
I'm curious to see what a list like this one will look like in 10 years...
Bye bye loading.....
ahhh it will be nice :)
No more black consoles, beige will be the new standard.
grey is due for a comeback like Dreamcast and PS1 lol
Nooo please, black is the new black, and the old one as well.
goodbye ingame unlockables, free mp, split screen, adventure games.
Hell I totally forgot about the memory card!!! Technology does change fast.......
Not having a memory card for the ps2...... and having to leave it switched on for weeks at a time as I had the 2nd island opened on GTA3. And I dont have to put up with scratched disks anymore (thank you blu ray)
lol back on ps1 i have no money for a memory card and everytime me and my cousins play tekken 2 i have to play aracde to unlock all the character 1st lol fun times and yeah finished crash bandicoot without saving i don't know about the password cheat back then so i have to do it the hard way
"And I dont have to put up with scratched disks anymore (thank you blu ray)" You mean thank you digital downloads wont get scratched. Blu ray is a bit more resistant, but still will scratch. Hehe it's not some alien alloy.
true, but ive NEVER seen even 1 scratch on any of my +40 ps3 games, and lots of them are used from gamestop... although, I bought a copy of mario galaxy from gs used, got it home and there was enough little scratches in it that it wouldn't play... Blu ray is leaps and bounds better
I buy a lot of used games from gamefly.com on dvd format. About 25-30 so far. Each has been in mint condition. I read that they have a resurfacing disc machine that they run them though. Makes sense I guess, not sure if that's true, but I don't see how else they all come with not even 1 scratch on them.
1 joystick first person shooters. how did we enjoy Goldeneye???? Better leave it to nostalgia!
I used the c sticks to move and the analog to look around. Made it so much better that way.
Tripping over controller cords, the happening was like watching your life flash before your eyes when you're about to be part of a car crash. the component cables slowly but surely separating further and further down the cable till you end up with three separate cords that meat at one end. Proprietary AV cables, so they won't be a pain in the ass to find when these consoles are old. Scratched discs, Blu-ray discs are scratch resistant, you'd have to go out of your way to scratch one of these babies.
I'll have to admit.... the original Xbox did well with the snap cords on their controllers! But then shafted you for a DVD playback kit!
Wired controllers lol I love wireless controllers, its just so convenient
I love how Nintendo's version of a wireless controller is "plugging a wired controller into a wireless controller."