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Retro Gaming never dies!

Started by magus, December 17, 2016, 12:47:15 AM

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magus

It's amazing to see how strong Retro Gaming is going today and we are almost in the Year 2017 (only 2 weeks away). Retro Gaming will never die! i bet in 20 years or so, people will still be creating awesome Retro Gaming Hacks and Translations like we see today. Back when the Systems were released i would have never thought of how long the Systems will be relevant.

I personally enjoy the new Systems and collect them all but the classic Systems will always be my favorites.

I want to thank everyone who puts his time and effort by contributing to this great hobby we all have and share, you are the ones who keeps it alive! :thumbsup:

Kallisto

I have my doubts if retro games will still be relevant down the road, and this due mostly as a generational thing, but I hope whatever we leave behind will still be of interest for some kind of future niche.

I bet one day is someone is going to rip apart PS1 games, and actually redo all of it's graphics..that would be quite a feat, but if only the tools get better 20 years from now.

As for translations..I think that has gained the most attention lately, and from what I can tell that it seems that the more modern games are the easiest to do for most people who are amateur or professional, and while anything before a certain time that it is the most complicated to do (otherwise we would have been seeing all of the SEGA-CD games translated already).

I'm mostly guessing from observation, so I don't know how accurate this is.

Jorpho

I rather like the notion that the nursing homes of the future will be stocked with old game consoles.  Imagine thousands of seniors, waiting for their clocks to run out as they slowly make it through their Steam backlogs.  Arguing if Sega is better than Nintendo as they take their daily meds.
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SunGodPortal

Quote from: Jorpho on December 19, 2016, 11:49:24 PMI rather like the notion that the nursing homes of the future will be stocked with old game consoles.

With giant controllers for people with arthritis instead of those giant checkers.
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FAST6191

Actual consoles? No chip in the head?

SunGodPortal

Quote from: FAST6191 on December 20, 2016, 04:20:13 AMActual consoles? No chip in the head?

No. Old people aren't good with the fancy gizmos, remember?
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FAST6191

Quote from: SunGodPortal on December 20, 2016, 04:42:28 AM
No. Old people aren't good with the fancy gizmos, remember?

Maybe so, but I would hold out hope that rather than leaving me spaced out and compliant on something they have to continually administer they would instead take the cheaper route of sticking a chip in my head, perhaps like the one already there for vitals monitoring, and leaving me to drool in a corner as I replay phantasy star 4 or something. That or I have enough marbles and technical nous remaining me to do it for myself.
If nothing else no sense wasting antiques on old people... though I suppose 1:1 replicas would probably be possible at that point.

dougeff

QuoteArguing if Sega is better than Nintendo as they take their daily meds.

Nintendo is better. More games, better games.

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Kallisto

Hell is Chrono Trigger even going to be remembered 75 years from now? I would be freakin' surprised if I live that long to see that happen.

I can't imagine how games will be treated like from that time period, it is kind of freaky thinking about it.