The Generations of Game

Canada
June 17, 2008 1:24pm CST
Think back to when you were a kid playing with that old peice of crap game system. Now think to today all the kids playing with their PS3 and Xbox 360. The older generation of game systems had all the best games that all the games of today are based on. Ya sure Mario and Donky Kong are still around but thay have twisted the games up so much that it might as well not even be Mario or Donky Kong anymore. Give me your thoughts on the generation of games.
6 responses
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Honestly - I really think the world would be better of if none of them had ever been invented. Think of all the constructive things people could be doing with the time that they're spending playing video games - not to mention the money that they spend on them!
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Yeah right! So instead, they can be out smoking pot and getting drunk, right? Seriously, playing video games can keep a person away from stuff like that and they're also good for your mind and reflexes.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
25 Jun 08
There are plenty of alternatives to those activities - playing sports, working a part-time job or doing odd jobs for neighbors, volunteering at a local hospital or nursing home. You can help out at home - I'm sure many parents would appreciate that!
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Sorry, you missed something Newton. You also partake in some waste of time/could be spending time doing something constructive hobbies in my view. TV:(Grey's Anatomy, ER, Desperate Housewives, maybe even NASCAR) Also it seems you assume that gamers do not do anything constructive. True for some, but not for all. So in short: Pot and Kettle anyone? I'll bring the tea.
@akrockz (306)
• India
11 Jul 08
old is gold... likewise nothing can replace our childhood games...
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
27 Jun 08
They've really evolved. I remember games on NES requiring a password setup since the technology was so limited. Now the consoles are basically entertainment centers (DVD playing, online play, internet browsing). Game quality has improved leaps and bounds for the most part. Its all evolved over a period of time. We've started out with cartridge games and simple 2d sprites. The next generation of games were 16bit and primarily evolutions of common game themes (platformer mario turned to speed = sonic). Graphics also improved slightly with an expanded colour pallete to add depth to images and characters visually. Later on CDs were used instead of cartridges, one of the first being launched by Sega. With CDs available storage space increased dramatically compared to what was available. Movies were even made into games, albeit C and D grade movies. Animated intros began at this time and on PC too. With more expansion in PC and consoles the features of the games improved. 2D became 2-3/4s-D and eventually 3D (or close emulations of 3D). Current gaming allows for online play connecting gamers across regions, even countries. There may even be a time where I'll not be able to make sense of it all. Probably in the era of Playstation 10, XBox Unlimited, Nintendo "Us" ;p. In any case, its been quite a ride.
@Marcola (2776)
• United States
24 Jun 08
I like games from this decade, the 90s and the 80s. I think games of today are easier to beat due to save points. Back in the day, some games didn't even have passwords.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
18 Jun 08
I like the original games the best. If they come out with games they should also be originals which has the potential to get more people energized because of the originallity. These days though people are not as willing to take a chance on losing money so thats why the keep making sequels to original titles which stinks alot of times.
• United States
17 Jun 08
Well I got a PS3 not too long after they first came out, and I'm embarassed to say that before I got the PS3 I'd only played the PS2 maybe two or three times...before that I was still playing on my Super Nintendo, which I would still enjoy, but I think something's gone caflooey with it, so I don't think I can play on it anymore. But so far on my PS3 I have Madden 08, and Assassin's Creed as the PS3 games, and I also have a few PS2 games, like Grand Theft Auto 1-3, I do enjoy them, but I'm still getting used to all of the buttons, I still think some of those buttons could be eliminated but, they are fun. But I would still enjoy playing my Super Nintendo games if I could, it would be a lot easier on my fingers too, probably wouldn't give me calluses, not that I have any now yet.