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Submitted by arandajose20 277d ago | opinion piece

Four things young gamers take for granted

My nephew has a Nintendo Wii that his parents bought him when he was three. He had no idea how to play, but of course like most children, he learned.

Now we play together all the time, we even play on the PlayStation 3 occasionally. As we play, I can’t help but think back to how gaming was when I was a little kid. I just always stop there and think about how much has changed and how different our early console gaming experiences were, and the type of things young gamers take for granted. (Arcade, Culture, EA, Next-Gen, Nintendo, PlayStation, PS3, Wii)

WeAreLegion  +   277d ago
Wow. This is easy karma if someone wants to post it to reddit.com/r/lewronggeneration .
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arandajose20  +   277d ago
I just checked that subreddit and read what it is about and I don't understand how you think it belongs there. I was not nostalgic about these things, this article is about how much things have improved but are taken for granted by some gamers.
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WeAreLegion  +   277d ago
I don't think you understood the subreddit. And apparently, neither did six other people.

Are you people serious?
nerdman67  +   277d ago
I think being able to turn your console on from a wireless controller is a big thing most people dont think about. Recently started replaying final fantasy 12 and I kept forgetting that I had to get up.
I think HD is something there is too much focus on. I grew up with the NES, Im happy with even the worst PS1 graphics, as long as I am having fun
jambola  +   277d ago
I agree, i think some of the older graphics has it's own kind of charm to it.
billybehr  +   277d ago
Yep, just have fun.
MSBAUSTX  +   277d ago
Fortunately for my son, about to turn 3, I own all of the old stuff still. I used to think that keeping the old stuff would be a great idea since it is cheap old junk that he can tear up. However these days some of the old games and systems are worth some money again. Either way I will let him play them so he can appreciate where the new stuff came from.
Gh05t  +   277d ago
Am I the only one who didnt find these things compelling. I mean I really do like that some of these have been changed but things like wireless controllers is nice but I was playing with a wired controller (Razer) on my xbox 360...

the whole no patches thing is a double edged sword. The author mentions BF4 issues which I would say in response it wouldn't have shipped with all those problems except for the fact they know they can "fix" it post launch. I think it makes publishers rush to market faster than they should. Patches should be the EXCEPTION not the RULE. I think developers take patches for granted.

Downloadable games is great but I still go to midnight releases, and with everyone complaining about not having physical disks I would say this isn't something that is taken for granted.

and the whole gfx thing can be said about every generation.
CaptainObvious878  +   277d ago
The article forgot the biggest 2.

Automatic saves for virtually every game. No more forgeting to manually save and losing 2 hours of gaming.

Abundance of checkpoints.
BrandanT  +   277d ago
Patches are a good thing?
Everytime I see a game that needs a patch, I feel like that game was rushed on to the market and wasn't meant for quality.

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