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Decline is gaming officially over

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by the mole, Nov 18, 2021.

  1. Ravielsk Scholar

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  2. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    Which is my point, as long as the modern market can cater to all interests it's doing fine
     
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  3. Blackshirt Prophet

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    Whatever the case, once China gets its greasy yellow mitts on even more of the industry, I'll pirate everything that's ever put on Steam.
     
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  4. Hag Savant

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    Few great albums from the 2010s :
    Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead magic (2018)
    Die Antwoord - Ten$ion (2012) & Donker Mag (2014)
    Stupeflip - The Hypnoflip Invasion (2013) (mostly for French audience)
    Vishudha Kali & Moon Far Away - Воротца (2011)
    Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo - Almanac (2011)
    Dark Buddha Rising - Abyssolute Transfinite (2011)
    Gorillaz - The Fall (2010)

    From the 2000s :
    Coil - The Ape of Naple (2005)
    Aphex Twin - Drukqs (2001)
    Electric Wizard - Let Us Prey (2002) & Witchcult Today (2007)
    Rammstein - Rosenrot (2005)
    Navicon Torture Technologies - Analog Artifacts II (2006)
    Ratatat - Classics (2006)
    Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient (2007)

    Could go on.
    I remember talking to my parents, saying "wow how comes there are so many good tunes from your era while everything playing on radio is so bad nowadays", to which they answered radio hits were trash already in the 60s/70s, and most of what we think now of classics were niche or unsuccessful records that stood better the test of time. It is easy to play the old fart and go about the wonderful past where all the good things are already sorted and listed. Nothing to be proud in ditching your time for a fantasy of an era long gone.

    Decline has started with the invention of writing and agriculture anyway. Not like the 70s were any better.
     
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  5. Squid Savant

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    Everything seems like decline to someone who grew up with it being different. In some cases they are right and in some cases they are wrong. The entire gaming industry not being peak cRPG and immersive sim goodness doesn't mean gaming is over.
     
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  6. anvi Prophet Village Idiot

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    I don't think that's true anymore though. There is goofy shit in the charts in every decade but pre-internet there was extremely good stuff too. And that just isn't there anymore. 80s is remembered for fluff but it also had Bowie, Michael Jackson, Eurythmics, Tina Turner, Tears for Fears, The Pixies, Talking Heads, Van Halen, GnR, etc. There's nobody close to that in the charts anymore.
     
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  7. anvi Prophet Village Idiot

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    Hows it catering to all interests, do you just completely ignore these threads and peoples comments and votes and stuff?
     
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  8. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    Yes, I mostly ignore hysterical people
     
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  9. anvi Prophet Village Idiot

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    How do you know it's hysteria if you don't even listen? Eh?! Gotcha bitch!
     
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  10. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    I can smell your hysteria miles away
     
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  11. dacencora Augur

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    Lots of whining ITT. There's lots to enjoy. Stop being so jaded and cynical about everything.
     
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  12. anvi Prophet Village Idiot

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  13. dacencora Augur

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    "Funny man say I smart for think everything is shit." -t. anvi
     
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  14. Ravielsk Scholar

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  15. anvi Prophet Village Idiot

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    Nobody is saying everything is shit though, what kind of retarded child's strawman is that? You're not one of those wokes are you?!
     
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  16. dacencora Augur

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  17. anvi Prophet Village Idiot

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    Yeah because life began in 2001.
     
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  18. dacencora Augur

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    Can’t tell if you’re actually this retarded or if you’re just trolling. Either way, just keep hating everything post-2001, I guess. Lmao.
     
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  19. anvi Prophet Village Idiot

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    Another woke maggot child who BEGINS with a strawman argument. Why even go online if you are that useless?
     
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  20. dacencora Augur

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  21. Ash Arcane

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    Like...what? Where? How? The 2010s have passed. So why not begin now? I'll grab the popcorn.

    Games you will struggle unless you have terrible taste and standards. Movies you will struggle. Music perhaps a little easier (and more subjective), but most genres have been pushed underground, only a few forms of homogenized shit is allowed, which is heavy decline all in itself.

    popular music used to consist of: typical pop (power ballads, goofy songs, boybands, love songs etc), reggae, D&B, trance, dance, rock, disco, hip hop, R&B, metal, indie, punk, etc etc. In each era a particular style or two dominated, but it wasn't like this.
    Now, there's a very narrow range of music shoved down your throat whenever you leave your house, turn on the radio, get slapped in the face with an annoying advert etc. And that range consists mostly of horrible garbage. It actually irritates me to go about my day when wherever I go hear this complete garbage. It's noise pollution to me.

    I like many genres. Not just RPG or its subgenres (Im Sim). All the many genres I like are dead or in a state of decline.
     
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  22. dacencora Augur

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    This is the ultimate rebuttal to the petulant cry that there is nothing good anymore:

     
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  23. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Age of decadence, underrail, witcher 2&3, grimoire, shadowrun dragonfall, divinity original sin 1&2, kingdom come deliverance, elex, mountain blade, atom rpg, ...
     
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  24. Ash Arcane

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    "Age of decadence"

    Accurate title for the time in which we are living.
     
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  25. Arbiter Learned

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    Diablo 2 was released in the middle of 2000.
     
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