5 Ways to tell You're getting Too Old for Video Games

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  1. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    AvantGuardian, MFB and Alberto7 like this.
  2. Alberto7

    Alberto7 ΩGJ :3

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    Damnit, I'm just 21 and this article makes me feel disturbingly old, as if I'd been playing games for 30+ years...
     
  3. MFB

    MFB ExBendable

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    POINT #3! THEY USED LEGEND OF DRAGOON AS AN EXAMPLE!?

    :scream:
     
  4. Daemoniac

    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate.

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    Compelling stories in games (or more appropriately; in popular games) are (bar a few exceptional examples) dead, and multiplayer is bullshit.
     
  5. AxeHappy

    AxeHappy SS.org Regular

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    I like my long ass games, but I'm guilty of the other 4.
     
  6. Sicarius

    Sicarius Reggie J Worthington

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    I really want to play Legend of Dragoon again now...
     
  7. TheDivineWing22

    TheDivineWing22 You've got the touch

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    I have nothing against multiplayer...just the people who play it:lol:

    and I miss legend of Dragoon as well. Need to see if I still have it somewhere.
     
  8. Mexi

    Mexi SS.org Regular

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    yeah I'd probably have alot more fun playing online if there weren't as many children and teenagers (children with money)
     
  9. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy

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    Compelling stories are indeed dead, haven't seen any good ones since the gold box games (Planescape: Torment (played more like a interactive novel but was awesome at that), Baldurs gate, etc). Multiplayer = poop.
     
  10. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    Only one I'm with is the lack of originality.
     
  11. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    I like creating my own compelling story/experience. That's why I like Bethesda's RPGs so much. I feel like a actually am playing a role, and I have a large degree of control over what that role is and how I play it. It may not jive with a developer-created storyline, but I'm fine with taking their starting point (Lone wanderer, ex-con, etc) and doing my own thing.

    I do hate multiplayer, though :lol:.
     
  12. yingmin

    yingmin Parker über alles

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    I still insist that to this day, nobody has made a better game than Battletoads. The current paradigm of gaming just doesn't appeal to me at all. Occasionally there will be a game that I can get seriously into, but for the most part, what's out there just does nothing for me.
     
  13. troyguitar

    troyguitar SS.org Regular

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    I've preferred multiplayer games forever, from Contra right on up to Starcraft, EverQuest, and League of Legends. It's just more fun to play with other people than some crappy AI.
     
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    CrownofWorms SS.org Regular

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    Damn I already feel old. And I'm 16

    On the multiplayer spectrum. IDK, but I had a lot more fun playing 4 player spit-screen and Lan party's than 16 player online multiplayer. Also why is every fucking thing matchmaking now.
     
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    Black_Sheep SS.org Regular

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    That article is BS, doesn't have a point really. Im 24 and i still love videogames, old and new.
     
  16. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    24 is still young. ;)
     
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    Black_Sheep SS.org Regular

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    And my B-day was only 3 days ago. That made me feel a lot better, thanks :lol:
     
  18. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy

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    Just wait until you are too old to rock and roll, but too young to die. Then you will feel miserable.
     
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    troyguitar SS.org Regular

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    That's what jazz, blues, and country are for :cool:
     
  20. AvantGuardian

    AvantGuardian Orange Vigilante

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    I'm 26 and primarily (used to) play RPGs. This article pretty much described me perfectly. I don't have the time to invest anymore, but when I do manage to play something new it usually gets kind of monotonous after awhile and I lose interest before I finish. I definitely wonder though if I was just more susceptible to being drawn in by the plots of games 10 or 15 years ago or if the overall stories have really deteriorated noticeable since back in the day.
     

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