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It's not the games themselves that was the arguement. More "how we play them". 

 

How did you play a 7th gen title? Probably using a 360 or Dualshock 3 controller unless you played the Wii (and even then, you could use the GameCube controller for many titles). I presume it wasn't any different for a 5th gen console considering I still have a couple 2-decade old Dualshock 1 controllers.

 

How did you buy a 7th gen game? I bet you went to GameStop or Wal-Mart like my dad & I did in 1998. 

 

How did you look at the games? I don't recall any hologram displays being around in 2008 and VR was an absolute joke. It was the punchline to an AVGN episode and treated as sci-fi schlock in cartoons and movies. So you probably played 7th gen games on a TV screen. No different from a 5th gen game. The resolution just went up to 720p.

 

The 7th gen game consoles were still little quirky boxes you hooked up to the TV, and you still put discs in them. Or SD cards if you're talking about handhelds. Other than the N64, this was the same thing a decade prior. Other than cartridges instead of SD cards, handhelds were still roughly the same deal.

 

Graphics, physics, and audio obviously improved tremendously from 1998 to 2008, but the mediums on which we experienced them didn't. 

 

In 2020, the primary differences from 2008 will be vastly more downloadable titles, fewer physical games, more wireless options, possibly upgradable consoles akin to a PC, online streaming, VR support, and motion controls for VR. So actually, there will be more changes than the article suggested, but still not an utterly shocking amount.


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If we have advanced this much technology wise since I was born (1987) I can't imagine what 2050 will look like. Cell phones? What's that? We will be making calls from an implanted chip inside the brain and having video calls with each others hologram.


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This whole thread: https://www.reddit.c..._killed_by_the/

 

It makes me wish for something I never went through deeply. There was a blockbuster near where I grew up and we both smoothies from it and searched through the giant bin of games. I remember focusing on a DOOM game there, in the bin. Searching it now, it was probably DOOM 3, But that was only fragments of a memory. It's puts me in a weird place because even when the 2000s are but a hazy dream, I'm pretty much exposed to it by all the media to the point where I feel like I did know it, but at the same didn't. I sure as hell remember the clunky monitors with windows xp playing pinball-- which I now know apparently as the heyday of neckbeards and chat-rooms.


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Reading that thread makes my city feel like a time capsule. Pittsburgh still has arcades (not the hipster kind) independent book stores and hobby shops. I think the only thing missing are the big chains that went out like RadioShack, Blockbuster and Toy's R Us. I do remember how big video rental was though. My local supermarket used to have a fourth of the floorspace dedicated to video rental.

A common hangout spot for my friend groups has been the arcade for years now. Video games you own are chill, but there's nothing like co-op House of the Dead and swearing at AAA for beating my high score on Ms Pac Man every few weeks. Being able to move your body like arcades enable in a colourful loud space dedicated to games is something special.
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We're closer to 2030 than we are to 2007


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