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3 Things You Forgot You Lost This Generation

GP writer Jared discusses three things that most gamers forgot they lost this console generation.

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BiggCMan2216d ago

Nope, didn't forget any of these. I'm only glad that the blades were replaced however, the other 2 I miss dearly.

ACEMANWISE2216d ago

The question no one has asked...

Why haven't they made the appearance an option?

Mounce2216d ago

I don't get why the article is 'Telling me' that I forgot those 3 things when I hadn't. Lol.

Proper wording would be '3 Things you might have forgotten this generation'....Instead of trying to sound all absolute and TELLING us we forgot things.

Silly opinion pieces and their declarative titles....

jeeves862215d ago

Look at all of these badasses...

Camza2216d ago

I liked the very first Xbox Dashboard.

RedSoakedSponge2216d ago

i never understood the need for backwards compatibility. just play them on your original console if you love the games that much!

GenericNameHere2216d ago

I'm not 100% sure, but I think the Playstation 3 (well, before they took out PS2 BC on newer models) was the FIRST console ever to have at least 2 generations of BC: the PS1 and PS2. The Xbox 360 can't, since it's only have had the Xbox before it, and even then, it's BC is limited, so some games from the OG Xbox (like MK: Shaolin Monks) won't work on the 360. And Nintendo was the KING of non-BC, due to them always changing cartridges/discs. The Wii let GCBC, but not the N64 or the SNES or NES due to them using cartridges instead of discs. With the Wii U, Nintendo now removed GCBC, but let WiiBC.

I don't know why people HATE Sony for removing PS2BC, when the older models still have them, and at least they're the FIRST to have 2 generations of full BC.

mochachino2216d ago

Totally agree.

I don't see why gamers complain about lack of BC when they get a new-gen console either. 95% of the games they play would likely be next-gen games.

By the time next-gen consoles come out the trade-in value of PS3/360 will be negligible, just keep the old system for the odd time you want to play last-gen games.

I rather console makers put the money they would have spent on BC towards better specs/features/quality parts/included game, etc for the next-gen consoles.

Gamers are complaining about their next-gen consoles not including the last-gen consoles they already have. Makes no sense to me.

Hicken2216d ago

@GenericNameHere: It's just one more reason to hate.

And you're right: prior to the PS3, no console was BC-capable for TWO previous generations.

@RedSoakedSponge: I wish, dearly, that my 80GB was BC, but it's not. Still got my PS2, so it's not the BIGGEST of deals, but it DOES become a bit space-consuming to have a PS1, PS2, SNES, PS3, satellite box, DVD player, and VCR(yes, I still have one of those) all plugged into your TV.

violents2216d ago

but what happens when your old system dies and you cant find a new one. You have a bunch of old favorites you cant play. That is why BC was so much of a big controversy. And for sony it was way worse because that was one of thier original selling points.

mochachino2216d ago

You can find a PS2/xbox/gamecube at gamestop no problem and even cheaper on craigslist.

If you want N64/SNES/NES download the games on PC for free.

By the time you can't find 360/PS3 in stores you'll be able to DL the games free on PC. Just keep your games and you'll always be able to play them for the 1hr a year you want to.

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ACEMANWISE2216d ago

Online, in general, has been the cause of most problems this generation. Gamers have lost control of their accounts, the ownership of their games, functions on their consoles, and the overall sense of community with the fellow gamer. What used to be a simple concept of improvement has utterly become a trade-off of taking something for giving something to the gaming community.

Due to gaming in a realtime environment such as online, I have lost the ability to associate any identity to a name. No longer can I say a company or a game is good, bad, or reliable. What I can say is it changes day to day. Thanks to the concept of updates, a company or game can be the worst experience on day 1 and the greatest experience on day 2.

Due to gaming in a real-time environment such as online, I have lost any faith in the game review system. If a game gets released incomplete (which is most often the case) then it gets low reviews. Yet it can develop into a great experience over time without any update to the review score to reflect that. Sure that may be considered an issue the reviewer should address but, given how many times an update can improve/unimprove a game, the reviewer could spend an entire career on a single game progress.

Thanks to online I lost ownership in exchange for your services. Because of that I get to own a disc that doesn't function right without your server to fix it. Of course none of you consider yourselves ever going the way of Sega, Panasonic, NEC, or Atari. Yet when the time comes I doubt the servers will be there to serve us.

Thanks to gaming in an online "community", which is founded on murder, competition, dominance, and humiliation, I feel less connected with an online gamer than during the days of competing in person. Thanks to the byproduct of anonymity we see the worst in people. Not to say building an arena, an accomplishment system, and a DLC system of haves and have-nots, is helping to encourage a healthy, family and friend environment... but it sure sets the precedent for chaos. So much so, that now gamers don't just fight among brands. Now they fight amongst each other on the same consoles...and you all have the nerve to say that gaming alone is psychologically unhealthy.

Thanks to gaming in an online world I have suffered for being intelligent enough to read about what you are really doing to the gaming community. You know, the 30+ document you make me read every 30 days that outlines what you are taking away in exchange for the next perceived benefit to me. Yes, the one you developed in hopes the impatient will overlook it. Heck, if the author of this article had the patience to read just one of those, he'd re-title his work and add a few zeroes to the count. What they tell you, the fan, is absolutely reality shaking...

violents2216d ago

Thanks to gaming in an online "community", which is founded on murder, competition, dominance, and humiliation, I feel less connected with an online gamer than during the days of competing in person. Thanks to the byproduct of anonymity we see the worst in people. Not to say building an arena, an accomplishment system, and a DLC system of haves and have-nots, is helping to encourage a healthy, family and friend environment... but it sure sets the precedent for chaos. So much so, that now gamers don't just fight among brands. Now they fight amongst each other on the same consoles...and you all have the nerve to say that gaming alone is psychologically unhealthy.

how is online gaming founded on murder?

How does dlc set a precedence for chaos?

And I've never had a fight with another ps3 owner for as long as Ive gamed.

Im really confounded by your comments.

ACEMANWISE2216d ago

Reduced digital download limits? No ownership for anything digital even if you say "own"? You can update our paid consoles without a vote? What, you can't be sued? What, you took away features in the name of protecting the consumer from hackers... but left an internet browser that crashes the console 50%+ of the time..for 2 years now? What do you mean you have no obligation to provide a backup of digital content you purchased? What do you mean you can't back up copyrighted content to an external harddrive...even though that accounts for everything gaming? Why are you saying I'm getting a service, not ownership, and then continue on and refuse the service of using your server when I need it the most? What, you can turn on my camera and record me, in my home, for any reason you deem acceptable, without explanation? What, you require my face and voice to play a game? You can sell that information if I wish to play online? Are these ultimatums at the risk of taking away everything I paid for? How did you get to tie everything I value with everything I don't. Is that how you control gamers into doing what you want? Hmmmm...

The list goes on. Yet I will do this community a service and end this post shorter than the typical service agreement. You want to hear about loss? Start looking at what online is doing to us all.

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