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Carmack: Gaming's 'good old days' are right now

id Software’s John Carmack says he’s more excited about the games industry than he’s ever been, suggesting that the ‘good old days’ people look back to are happening as we speak.

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thespaz2540d ago ShowReplies(1)
XboxInnovation2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

The good ole days will be last gen to most because it had so many ground breaking games never before seen and it was the most popular generation because it brought in so many new gamers and started online gaming.

Last gen is like 60's rock, this gen is like 70's, not too shabby.

ginsunuva2540d ago

Soon it's gonna be all first person shooters with dlc and membership programs galore and lots of free to play casual junk.

Enjoy it now!

Quagmire2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

Nah, I reckon good ol' days were pretty much PS2, if not PS1 era gaming. New, fresh, exciting, colourful titles which werent plagued by patches or DLC or tacked on multi-player or online passes or subscription based bullshit.

Developers strived to make the best possible game with as much content loaded in because once that disc shipped, there was no more you could do to it. No fixes, no additions, no characters nothing. One shot was all they had, so they had to get it perfect the first time or risk losing money because of it.

gillri2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

nope the good old days was the SNES era , never before has there been so much quality relased within a particular timeframe

gillri2540d ago

can disagree all you want its common knowledge that the SNES era is considered the golden age of gaming

aGameDeveloper2540d ago

Nope, the good ol' days were playing Space War on an oscilloscope!

Nunchez2540d ago

Eh it's gonna be ok but nothing is gonna beat the previous generations.

fossilfern2540d ago

Yea sometimes I miss the older days of gaming. I found my old box of PC games with all the Might and Magic games,Elder Scrolls 2 Daggerfall and other PC games. I have been playing them over the past week and have been having great fun with them. Miss those days

bumnut2540d ago

My 'Good old days' were 90's PC games.

This gen is not great, all the games play the same.

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