Gamers Today Don't Realise How Good They've Got It

'Bloodborne' taking two minutes to load? Hold your Twitter heat there, fella. Did you never have a Commodore 64?

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DEEBO1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

I say the same thing about how good they got it.

But they didn't get to see arcade's and really the started of it all.

When new systems came out you can see the jump/upgrade from a 2600 to a NES/SEGA but now the jump isn't really that big.

One thing i wish i had as kid was then internet.
DL games from my house,voice/video chat and streaming and endless porn(yes i was,am a perv)
I'm like you lucky bastards but i did have more fun outside then kids now and even though i am grown i can still play games so maybe I'm the lucky one.

joab7771197d ago

The jump is different now. Its like traveling from point A to B. Ya go halfway and it was a long way, but each halfway point gets less and less. If reality is point B for gaming, each jump will seem smaller and smaller.

But it's fine, b/c we have broadened our scope in the process. VR and AR are pretty cool tech, and that jump is quite massive, especially considering the real world applications.

sactownlawyer9161197d ago

I agree with you. Im 33 and when I was growing up in the summer we would be gone on bikes all over the neighborhood playing sports and stuff. No cellphones just be home by dark. Now that I am grown there is no way I would let me kid do that.

christian hour1197d ago

Rule of diminishing thirds, look it up. The advancements are greater each time, just to a detail most people won't notice or appreciate.

Had a great nostalgic kick out of this article. Cassette load times, Bullseye tv show and Angel Delight. Have fond memories of trying to play Dark Foces 2: Jedi Knight on pc with a 56k dial up connection.

As the author said, it does not apply to all gamers, but there is a sect of us out there who seem very self entitled and feel like the world is owed to them for any slight discrepancies in a service, and sometimes it feels like the industry actually panders to them.

cpayne931197d ago

Nothing beats the late 90s in gaming imo. Ocarina of Time, Mario 64, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Goldeneye, half-life, the list goes on and on.

New experiences and genres were being created or recreated. And the jump from 2d to 3d was insane. Still the most exciting time in games imo.

But the commodore 64 was a pain in the butt. Never owned one though.

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Psychotica1197d ago

I only had tape on my old Commodore Vic-20, I had a 5 1/4 disk drive for my C64. But the load times of Bloodborne still annoy me, it just adds to the frustration after you die.

n4rc1197d ago

load "*" ,8,1 (there was more im sure but i forget lol)

good ol days... my introduction to gaming was on a c64

Shineon1197d ago

I remember games were harder to beat because you couldn't save and you only had a certain amount of lives,now you can save your progress and you have unlimited amount of lives.No need for game shark or game genie anymore

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ShaunCameron1197d ago

Every other game of the day was either 2D side-scrolling or top-down. Now, nearly every game is 3D.

pompombrum1197d ago (Edited 1197d ago )

Yeah.. because because locking content behind paywalls instead of rewarding players for playing the game is really so much better /s

Talgrath1197d ago

Arcades had the same thing, run out of lives? Pay in some more quarters.

pompombrum1197d ago

Really? That's about as stupid a comparison as you can get.

christian hour1197d ago

I think I spent about 100 pound (old irish punts that is) on metal slug in my local arcade one summer.

Definitely way more expensive than the version I just paid 3 quid for the other week on a psn sale.

Don't even get me started on how much I spent on a cadillacs and dinosaur arcade game...

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