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During the 80's and 90's arcades, the NES, Sega Master System, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis dominated during that time. Although there were many wonderful games out there, the one genre that tended to dominate that era on home consoles was the Platformer. Yeah there were plenty of RPGS and Fighting games as well, but it was mainly the Platformer.

If you've ever been to an arcade you know that it was possible to find some friendly gamers, get a bite to eat and drink and have a ball as long as you had quarters to spare, or even if you didn't have any money it was fun to watch two heated players at a game of Mortal Kombat or even a racing game. Playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with three complete strangers could be a very fun experience or even a select group of friends that you only knew at the arcade.

However during your time at an arcade you would come across the asshole or the whiner. This was typical, just like every day life. That was the sour part of going to an arcade and knowing that that one asshole who was very arrogant and that one whiner when they lost they would try to say it was the machine or that you cheated somehow or that you beat them in a cheap way and if they won the same whiner would gloat as though they were the best player in the world even if they won in a cheap way and then call you out as the whiner.

Does any of the above sound familiar?

Let's fast forward time. Nowadays the most popular genre is the First Person Shooter and yes there are many other different genres that are coming forth, one being the sandbox and puzzle, which people are adapting the First Person Shooter into these formats such as Fallout 3 and Portal to just give examples. Yes you still have other wonderful genres one being dominate is the adventure genre with games like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves just to give examples.

Today you have the XBOX 360, PlayStation Network, and Wii Wi-Fi. Online play is the brand new universal arcade. Sounds amazing doesn't it. For those who went to arcades say that online there are more assholes, this was an opinion that I shared with people, but as I thought about it it's not that there are more assholes online than in arcades it is that the technology has increased and connected more people together. Think about it if your local arcade has three assholes and two whiners and my arcade has four whiners and six assholes then our arcades merge guess what the number has now increased, it's basic mathematics.

However with that basic mathematics we gain more fun and honest to goodness people who just enjoy playing games. We meet brand new complete strangers that we can enjoy playing with like we would in arcades.

So things really haven't changed, other than a new preferred genre. Super Mario Bros., Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and CastleVania made the platformer genre the preferred genre. The same way Halo and Call of Duty made the First Person Shooter genre the preferred genre.

The new wave of technology has give us more freedoms to choose who we want to play with and who we don't want to play with. So we have many options. However at the same time that also means that people also have the technology to complain, so overall more technology has made things both better and worse, but overall I believe it has made gaming for the better.

Questions of the Day
1. Have you ever played online?
2. What is your favorite game to play online?
3. Have you ever been to an arcade?
4. What was your favorite game to play at an arcade?
5. Have you ever had experiences with assholes or whiners?
6. Why does Yoshi throw unborn children?

Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 05:48:16


1. Have you ever played online?
Yes, I have.

2. What is your favorite game to play online?
I don't play online a lot, but I guess Demon's Souls?

3. Have you ever been to an arcade?
Yep.

4. What was your favorite game to play at an arcade?
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

5. Have you ever had experiences with assholes or whiners?
Yes, several times. I tend to just ignore them.

6. Why does Yoshi throw unborn children?
Because he is a communist scumbag.


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Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 12:41:04


At 5/29/11 05:48 AM, Panzerknacker wrote: 1. Have you ever played online?

Yups

2. What is your favorite game to play online?

Counter-Strike: Source

3. Have you ever been to an arcade?

Yups/

4. What was your favorite game to play at an arcade?

BlazBlue/DDR

5. Have you ever had experiences with assholes or whiners?

Yup, mute.

6. Why does Yoshi throw unborn children?

0.o


If ya have something to say, PM me. I have a lot of time to spare.

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Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 13:02:39


At 5/29/11 12:55 PM, Blaze-Heatnix wrote: Do you think these threads need to stop because they make me sound like I think I'm smarter than everybody else?

Well that was uncalled for. I'm just bringing up the similarities between today and yesteryear to show that not much has really changed, but the communities voice and opinion on the matter has with the growing technology.

I'm not trying to sound smarter than everybody else, I'm not a narcissist.

Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 13:02:46


At 5/28/11 11:32 PM, The-Great-One wrote:
Questions of the Day
1. Have you ever played online?

Yes

2. What is your favorite game to play online?

Even though I barely play, Demon's Souls has an amazing online experience.

3. Have you ever been to an arcade?

Yes

4. What was your favorite game to play at an arcade?

Street Fighter III Third Strike : Fight For the Future

5. Have you ever had experiences with assholes or whiners?

Yes. They need a good slap across the face.

6. Why does Yoshi throw unborn children?

Because he's a dirty fascist who destroys those who aren't worthy of the master race.


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Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 13:16:06


At 5/29/11 01:12 PM, Blaze-Heatnix wrote: But NOBODY reads your threads. Nobody. They skim it, notice it's too long, then skip everything and answer the questions at the end so they have a reason to post.

And that makes me out to acting smarter than everybody else because? It just seems to me that people just don't like to read. I'm sorry that I tried to make a thread where we couldn't talk about Sonic the Hedgehog or what games I should get for my PS3.

Besides the questions are related to the thread (except the last question which is always random for the LOLS).

So if you're reason for me appearing to be superior to others is because people don't read my threads because I write too much, then that is a very idiotic reason.

Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 13:24:47


At 5/28/11 11:32 PM, The-Great-One wrote: 1. Have you ever played online?

Who hasn't?

2. What is your favorite game to play online?

Team Fortress 2

3. Have you ever been to an arcade?

Yes, but they were ones at theme parks, not a traditional one.

4. What was your favorite game to play at an arcade?

F-Zero AX

5. Have you ever had experiences with assholes or whiners?

Online - yes. In real life - no.

6. Why does Yoshi throw unborn children?

Because he's boss.


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Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 13:41:10


At 5/28/11 11:32 PM, The-Great-One wrote: 1. Have you ever played online?

Totally.

2. What is your favorite game to play online?

Team Fortress 2 and anything co-op.

3. Have you ever been to an arcade?

Yep.

4. What was your favorite game to play at an arcade?

HEY HEY COME ON OVER HAVE SOME FUN WITH CRAAAAAAZY TAXI

5. Have you ever had experiences with assholes or whiners?

Plenty of them online, never at an arcade.

6. Why does Yoshi throw unborn children?

Childhood trauma catching up to him perhaps.

Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 17:27:26


At 5/29/11 01:24 PM, Deadly-Shadow wrote: Yes, but they were ones at theme parks, not a traditional one.

Still an arcade.

Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 17:52:00


At 5/28/11 11:32 PM, The-Great-One wrote: Questions of the Day
1. Have you ever played online?

Yes, plenty.

2. What is your favorite game to play online?

Marvel vs. capcom 3 and uncharted 2 among thieves.

3. Have you ever been to an arcade?

Yes.

4. What was your favorite game to play at an arcade?

Space shooters, metal slug, johnny nero action hero.

5. Have you ever had experiences with assholes or whiners?

Yes

6. Why does Yoshi throw unborn children?

Feminism.


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Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 17:55:03


At 5/29/11 01:16 PM, The-Great-One wrote:
And that makes me out to acting smarter than everybody else because?

You can identify assholes in arcades, but not on the internet. JOLLY!


I'm just a dreamer.

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Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 18:09:17


1. Have you ever played online?

Hurr Durr

2. What is your favorite game to play online?

Halo 3, left 4 dead 2, possibly super smash bros brawl if i ever get wi fi

3. Have you ever been to an arcade?

Hurr Durr

4. What was your favorite game to play at an arcade?

Hous of the dead 2 or Lost World Jurassic Park

5. Have you ever had experiences with assholes or whiners?

Hurr Du- okay I'll stop.

6. Why does Yoshi throw unborn children?

To make a statement to pro life'ers who play video games. His slogan is "if you can do it in brawl, why won't you do it at all?"


QOTW:

"I hate you because you never pass up and opportunity to mention that you are a "female"-Wreckr

How to review like your opinion matters

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Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 18:12:56


At 5/29/11 01:12 PM, Blaze-Heatnix wrote:
At 5/29/11 01:02 PM, The-Great-One wrote: I'm not trying to sound smarter than everybody else, I'm not a narcissist.
But NOBODY reads your threads. Nobody. They skim it, notice it's too long, then skip everything and answer the questions at the end so they have a reason to post.

Why are people getting pissy, is a long well thought thread really enough to make you feel inadequate?

Respect to get respect, and by the way this is much bette than the daily shit that most people (even me) come up with for the sake of doing it. At least this has food for thought and a nostalgia factor..


QOTW:

"I hate you because you never pass up and opportunity to mention that you are a "female"-Wreckr

How to review like your opinion matters

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Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 19:58:17


At 5/29/11 01:16 PM, The-Great-One wrote:
At 5/29/11 01:12 PM, Blaze-Heatnix wrote: Durr durr im blaze and im a fag
Fucking ownage.

Oh shit blaze your faggy ass just got shut doooowwwwnnnn

In response to the thread, we used to have an arcade in the mall, all i remember from it was the loud kickass jurassic park game in the covered cabinet.


8^(|

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Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 20:02:53


At 5/29/11 07:58 PM, andythehedgehog wrote: In response to the thread, we used to have an arcade in the mall, all i remember from it was the loud kickass jurassic park game in the covered cabinet.

OH GOD YES! I loved Jurassic Park in the arcade! My Chuck E. Cheese used to have one.

Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 22:20:08


At 5/29/11 08:18 PM, RightWingGamer wrote: Star Wars Trilogy Arcade. Whenever I found one of those machines (they're rarer than you would think) I always play the hell out of them.

Thank You! I thought I'd be the only one here who loved this arcade machine!

Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 22:32:09


1. Have you ever played online?
Yes

2. What is your favorite game to play online?
Metal Gear Online (JP)

3. Have you ever been to an arcade?
Yes

4. What was your favorite game to play at an arcade?
Mortal Kombat

5. Have you ever had experiences with assholes or whiners?
Yep both online & at arcades

6. Why does Yoshi throw unborn children?
Cause he's motherfucking badass yoshi.


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Response to Same Old Same Old - More Technology 2011-05-29 22:37:32


At 5/29/11 10:32 PM, KiDX05 wrote: 4. What was your favorite game to play at an arcade?
Mortal Kombat

Thank You! I must know though. Are you Scorpion or Subzero? I myself am Subzero.

5. Have you ever had experiences with assholes or whiners?
Yep both online & at arcades

Tell me about them.