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Decline is gaming officially over

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

  1. BruceVC Magister

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    Their are plenty of excellent modern games and plenty of excellent older games and remakes of older style games like Grimoire so older game design is still popular
    But I can appreciate both and I play both so I have no issues with either type of generational game
     
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  2. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Catering to oldfags is very nice, and I agree as someone who low-key enjoys most of these trashy re-releases of old games we are getting every other week nowadays, but rampant necrophilia isn't really a sign of a healthy creative industry. I was also mostly pointing out how you are peddling the "nostalgia goggles" rhetoric while naming modern C64 games as a counter argument.
     
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  3. Riddler Arcane Patron

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    Dude, those songs were popular like a decade ago...
     
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  4. Grauken Blobbers forever Patron

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    I grew up in that era, I don't like modern 3d games, not because they are bad but because I don't like them either aesthetically or control-wise, which doesn't mean they are bad. Obviously, new games made in the old style are the ones I flock to, same as I play pretty much all-new 2d metroidvania. For me that's a sign of a healthy industry, and given how many other games come out, RPGs, old-school, Soulslike, etcetera, to me gaming looks fine. AAA is partly shit, some good stuff still, but when had that been different. I remember the late 90ies when FMV and CD produced so much shit per month that everyone talked about the decline, not much has changed these days. The only difference is that the amount of games getting published has increased massively, so you have to work a bit to find the good stuff, but it exists.
     
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  5. HansDampf Arcane

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    Yes. There are plenty of good games from the last 10 years I've enjoyed, but the majority of them are niche games that get ignored by the mainstream. When I look back at my favorite games from late 90s/early 00s, pretty much all of them had mainstream success.
    But 2021 has been pretty weak so far I must say.
     
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  6. samuraigaiden Magister

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    What's the best PS2 Spider-Man game? Is Ultimate Spider-Man worth playing at all?
     
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  7. Nifft Batuff Cipher

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    Autotune is absolute shit.
     
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  8. Ravielsk Prophet

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    Yes. Although I would go for the PC version and play it with a gamepad.
     
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  9. Ash Arcane

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    Yes....and? They fall under the timeframe of that which we're arguing (2005 - 2021). Dumb motherfucker. And I picked those particularly because they are the most egregious. Most of modern pop is all TRASH.
     
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  10. samuraigaiden Magister

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    This song is pretty good

     
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  11. Ash Arcane

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    "Not terrible" is the best praise I have for that zoomer noise pollution. Perhaps I wouldn't change the radio station in annoyance for once.
     
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    That song is annoying as fuck. It is depressing like the work of heroine addicts during their withdrawal and music therapy.

    Unless I am behind the times and cool kids nowaways use antidepressants as party drugs = Ritalin Rock.
     
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  13. Ash Arcane

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    Nothing wrong with depressing or lower mood music. Just as valid as party music you degenerate.

    Also I wouldn't even call that depressing at all. It's a zoomer love song, with a few upbeat parts when they "catch a vibe". What drugs are you on?

    THIS is depressing beauty:

     
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    I am not even going to listen to that crap

    Actually I did :lol:

    drum and bass is "depressing"? WTF?!?
     
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  15. Ash Arcane

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    You're so juiced on steroids that you have to actively avoid any low mood music for fear of estrogen conversion? Or you're just some fag that dismisses anything that isn't party music because you're too cool for anything else. Which is it?

    Clearly you do not know drum and bass. As with any genre it isn't confined to a single mood. There has been low mood D&B since its conception in the early 90s.
     
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    What the fuck is wrong with you?

    You post a random drum & bass song as an example of "truly depressing" and some cringe with two depressed teenagers that sound like they are about to die as "love song".

    If you wanted something "depressing" from that field you should have at least come up with something relevant

     
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  17. Unreal Liturgist

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    jesus fucking christ stop talking about shitty fucking music
     
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  18. Ash Arcane

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    Immolate yourself in flames for the Codex, faggot.

    I didn't post the zoomer music and Futurebound - Sorrow is a 90s electronic classic.
     
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  19. Unreal Liturgist

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    Popular music is the lowest form of entertainment, regardless of the era! Never understood why people ever gave a shit.
     
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    Good for you, but it's not depressing, and besides there 10,000s of such tracks. The spirit of that music was about being drawn into the dark because it's fascinating, not to be afraid of it.

    Yet you are "depressed" by drum and bass and call me "faggot", k :salute:
     
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  21. Ash Arcane

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    Fake news. Popular media (not just music) used to be cool. And then it wasn't. For you specifically: Id Software games and their metal soundtracks were hugely popular once upon a time. Now marketing degenerates and boomer/gen x executives dictate what is cool, by manufacturing it, or their degenerate pathetic idea of popular and cool based on statistics and profit-maximizing research, then shoving it down everyone's throats. It's not supply and demand anymore, it's all calculated supply.



    This kind of shit was popular as the norm. It's just fucking cool. This chick is cooler than most people will ever be.
     
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  22. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I listen to dungeonsynth when programming, helps me focus
    that's about the extent of my music listening
     
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  23. lycanwarrior Learned

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    Same. My primary genres are hardcore CRPGs and adventure games.

    Man, I remember when these genres used to be THE primary ones on the PC. Nowadays they are considered "niche"...

    Gaming market has drastically changed in just a few decades.
     
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  24. Unreal Liturgist

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    As if I, the one with an actual SC-55, didn't know that Doom has cool MIDI music. I've only ever liked soundtracks for things I already like, otherwise I don't care. Metal, electronic stuff, whatever, it can sound cool, but I'd rather hear in a game. Popular music is a just a bunch of whining about how life sucks and relationships are shit. And films and television are similarly shit. Always has been. Decline doesn't mean it was necessarily great to begin with.
     
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  25. 0wca Learned

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    Fair enough. 2000 was also another great year for gaming though.
     
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