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Decline is gaming officially over

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

  1. thesoup Arcane

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    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    What do you mean post? The ps3 / xbox360 era was the worst when every game was a third person cover shooter with health regen and bloody screens.
     
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  2. mediocrepoet First disciple of Mediocrites Patron

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    Thread sucks, op is a faggot.
     
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  3. Jiggy Boobles TESTOSTERONIC As Fuck™ Patron

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    Posting style isn't nearly attention-whoring or camp enough to be Liberal. Plus he has a lot of posts in gaming threads.

    This ain't it chief.
     
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  4. Jiggy Boobles TESTOSTERONIC As Fuck™ Patron

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    Yeah, that was definitely worse than now, when everything is Call of Doody 37, Battlefield 58 or Kickstarted Unity-based RPG's :lol:

    And The New Shit can only run properly on graphics cards that no one can afford or find.
     
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  5. Azdul Augur

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    If you bought shiny new hardware - like Geforce 3080, Playstation 5 or Xbox Series X - there is nothing worthwhile that will take advantage of it.

    But it is the same as it ever was. People tend to remember amazing games released towards end of commercial life of Commodore 64 or Amiga - not the crap released early on.
     
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  6. Jiggy Boobles TESTOSTERONIC As Fuck™ Patron

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    Yeah, super glad I got dat shiny new Pureisu 5 to enjoy CLASSICS such as Overcooked or First Class Trouble. The best things so far on it are Assassins' Creed Valhalla (PS4 remaster) and Hitman 2 (PS4 remaster of a remake of a 2002 game). DEFINITELY worth paying a scalper almost double retail.
     
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  7. ADULF HITLOR FAN KLUB Savant

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    Yes, everything...

    Except for ELEX 2.

    :positive:
     
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  8. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    So what? There's 40 years of backlog of games now available. But then moles can't burrow backwards, I guess.
     
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  9. Camel Learned

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    You just got old. We have Pathfinder WOTR - the Codex 2021 GOTY and many good indie RGGs.
     
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  10. lametta Literate

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    stop playing all the overhyped mainstream games and try those hidden gems suggested in the codex i guess
     
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  11. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    This is what happens when you have bad taste. You play shit games; ergo everything is dogshit.
     
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  12. the mole Learned Shitposter

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    coming 2025
     
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  13. Ol' Willy Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Don't play new games lol
     
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  14. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Hard to answer.

    As already mentioned it's not like we have a drought. There were way worse spells in the last 20 years and all niches are *satisfied*.

    BUT, we also have a shit load more negatives.

    Be that political garbage shoved into even good games, developers that outright tell you that they hate you (makes separating art from the artist much harder), every scam possible on earth in form of microtransactions NFT or whatever, game journalists that make consuming gaming related content a living hell instead of a fun past-time like in the 90's/early 2000's... and around a million other things.

    In conclusion: Yes, there are games to play, but I think its also fair to say that its still one of the most depressing times in gaming history.
     
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  15. Funposter Magister

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    gaming died in 2007 alongside every other aspect of culture
     
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  16. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    Gaming is perfectly fine. You guys are all just bad at it
     
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  17. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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    Not like any of you helped stop the decline.
     
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  18. Lemming42 Arcane

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    2020 was a good year with a few great standout games and plenty of decent ones. This year has been incredibly thin to the point where I can't even immediately think of a single fucking game I played, but I'm chalking that up to coronavid and such.

    Would actually be really interested to hear people's GOTY for 2021, I honestly can't think of anything.
     
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  19. Tel Velothi Cipher

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    wow, this thread is so boomer

    you still play those old games because nostalgia factor and games were more for nerds back then - now it's more of a cash grab

    it's fucking cringe to hear that good ol' boomer "those were times... now it's shit" - literally I want to vomit
     
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  20. JDR13 Arcane

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    No, it just makes you wrong and possibly semi-retarded as well.
     
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  21. Talby Arcane Patron

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    Videogames were never good.
     
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  22. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    True, they were always great
     
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  23. Maxie Learned Patron

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    gaming has officially ended the moment Zaishen Challenges lost their novelty
     
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  24. lightbane Arcane

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    Games are getting bad not only because of idiots becoming devs, but also because there's a palpable attack against ALL male interests for the last years, blame identity politics or whatever. Just look how disastrous the new SW movies were, or the disappointment and failed potential that HBS' Woketech was. Oh, and don't forget blaming the customer for your failings, the most annoying practice of them all.

    Also, "they" replacing "he" and such mutating the English language to rub more salt on the wound.
     
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  25. forumvisitor#451 Arbiter

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    "Officially" sounds weird. Nobody decides that, only you yourself. I think it is opposite, yes we are overburdened with unbelievable amount of crap especially from high-profile, most looked at publishers/studios. So what? They were going to suck anyway since it is just mainstream and in it for the money. Same applies to music.

    Then you stop complaining and see that it is actually the best time ever. Many great games - Factorio, Kingdom Come, nuHitman, Breath of the Wild, Escape from Tarkov. You can also finally play games that stood the test of time - whether console or PC. And many times enhanced with mods or graphical patches. What more do you want?

    Yes, PS3/360 era definitely went to some decline it still gave us the most varied games - Blur (which is pretty good with 4 play split-screen and a good setup), Demon's Souls, NeverDead, Alone in the Dark, Stuntman Ignition, Gran Turismo 5, Katamari games.

    Many games/communities have just matured. Arma 3 is now extremely loaded with content and features (Arma is so influential and inspiring, it gave us DayZ, original Battle Royale mod, etc.). Many great games have now revived MP thanks to fans - so it stays forever, because devs cannot shut it down. BeamNG will soon be the most realistic vehicle simulation ever. Monomyth looks better and better.

    "Thanks" to covid many people have time to play or work on their mods/projects.

    I myself have been travelling a lot and thanks to my Vita I have been exposed to many classics I would just not want to play on my PC, even its own exclusives are amazing like Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars and TearAway.

    TLDR: You are looking at it wrong, gaming is better than ever. Apply your filters (a.k.a. ask codex).
     
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