I really enjoy playing old games. This will come as no surprise to readers that keep up with our Friday Old Games series. But when I do get in the retro mood, I almost always play on the real console.
idk can we still play our games from 20 years ago
i just hope your biased journalism doesnt last that long...
try playing a dos or win95 game running win7.... i can't play battlefield 2, civ4 or nothing after getting win 7.
I can play Civ4 on Windows 7. Guess it varies.
Just run Win7 in XP compatibility mode, and you can play all of those games. If you knew how to use a computer, you wouldn't have a problem.
Yep, compatibility mode usually does the trick. BF2 and Civ4 work fine on Win7 for me.
Yup. That is why I think PC is the definitive gaming platform. That's right, I said it.
hopefully kotaku doesnt last 20 years
I don't know if today's console's will even last that long, they seem prone to breaking easier with today's technology. I wish that they would though.
Of course, in 20 years we'll be able to download (in seconds) "classics" such as Uncharted 2 on our...whatever we use. You can still buy Super Nintendos on Ebay so there is no reason why in 20 years you couldn't buy a PS3 or a 360 on the internet.
BC is always important. Antyhing less would be uncivilized.
I don't know. This generation is all about online and patches. So if 20 years for now, I want to play Uncharted 2 would I be able to play it? I hope so, because otherwise Angry Video Game Nerd would be out of his job. It's nice to have BC, but I'd prefer to play the games on their original consoles.
There won't be anything here in twenty years.
dude, fallout is a game...
The Road was an awesome film. Buy as much weapons and ammo as you can!.
Yes, even if only through emulation.
I've thought about that too, how much I already miss games from the Genesis era. I actually have a zip file on my desktop of PC version of Mega Collections. Yep...100 measly megs and I have games that I paid 50 bucks for at one time. But today it's different, the experiences are too multi-faceted. Who knows if the current incarnation of Xbox Live will stay around when whatever-they-have-planned comes out next gen. All I know is if I can't play the games I want THE WAY I REMEMBER then it's gonna suck. Like having to run through Sonic 3 on a keyboard LOL.
20 years from now I'll be an old f*cker and probably won't give a shit about games I played that long ago. Is this article geared towards pre-teens??
My biggest worry is the DLC. Once the next generation kicks off server support for DLC will go and it will essentially be no longer possible to get given that it is tied to accounts. No used DLC is possible.
Not UMD games. Every UMD drive will be busted beyond repair, and I doubt there will be a UMD drive add-on for future handhelds or consoles. Cart games tend to die as well, although I suspect DS carts and DSes will last a little longer than UMD drives will... although the DS touchscreens may be mostly destroyed by then. If the game isn't on a backwards-compatible optical disc format, like CD, DVD, BD, then you should buy a digital license, if you want to keep the game. That'll last you past the hardware, even, since emulation will likely be possible for many pieces of (current handheld) hardware, down the road.
Although PC games weren't mentioned in the article - I'm glad there's still a way to play the old DOS games in Windows with an emulator called DOSBox. The only thing that prevents me from playing some games are the holdover copy protection schemes ("What the third word in paragraph 4 of page 122 in the user's manual?). Yes, in the glory days of DOS the user's manuals were little encyclopedias. Hopefully all other future iterations of Windows will still allow backward compatibility for old Windows 95 games, and for now many still are.
If I am still interested in games 20 years from now, I am quite sure it will not be 20 year old games from today that I will want to be playing.
On PC hellz yeah!! on console since it will be cloud gaming by then maybe!!
and what about drm? how many games will be impossible to play in future because of the need to be connected to some server that has long since been turned off.
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