DP, have you voted yet? I see that Save n' Continue has no votes... :/
I voted for my own idea like everybody else did. But, Save & Continue
is better than NeoRetro
for this site's purpose. But if the site mainly focused on the past, than Backwards Compatible
could work too.
Call me cynical, but if you saw what videogames have become at E3, I don't think it would be possible to not be cynical.
You are the most cynical person on this site, bar none. But your cynicism is not without its value. You still make good points. ;p Like this one:
There are plenty of great games that most people have never heard of and should play. Besides, we've already got way too many sites that are busy looking forward for videogames. It's about time to look at what once was.
I have often worried that the classic games of the past will be lost to the future. As in, lost to the attention of future players. Gaming like no other media is shackled to technology, and lives and dies by its usage of new tech. Not only that, but entire libraries are dedicated to singular platforms. Sure you get re-releases, but that's like maybe less than 1% of all the games out there. It's not like movies or music where you can find almost every old movie on DVD or old album on CD. Those mediums are on ubiquitous media playable by a multitude of multitudes of players. Games however are locked to proprietary media formats and it becomes quite a hindrance to future proofing their longevity. Anyway, I'm getting off topic. Yes I believe by exploring the past we make better games for the future. Thus I have found that retroactive reviews are often far more informative than "This just came out this week I have to review it right now and shit this out!"
ones. Games unlike movies or albums take many hours, sometimes dozens of hours, to properly experience. So it's absurd that new reviews are expected to come out as quickly as other mediums' reviews do. There are SO MANY problems, BIG BIG problems with the way that games are editorialized. Writing in this medium is a huge problem and a hindrance to evolution of this art. Both in the editorial and development side of the equation. I digress.
Backwards Compatible was that it was capable of having modern games, but also retro ones.
Well it does work, don't get me wrong. I still like Talbain's idea of a site which only retroactively reviews previous generational games. I think that'd be good for getting younger people to go back and experience them. There needs to be something like that out there. I mean, HG101 to a small extent does that, but it's not a site with the average reader in mind. It's more a site for people like us who are freaks of gaming.