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Offline NekoJonez

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What is retro?
« on: June 18, 2013, 03:21:05 PM »
http://arpegi.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/whats-a-retro-game/

Shame on me not making a topic of this.

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Re: What is retro?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 03:29:22 PM »
PS2, DS, PSP, etc are retro? It doesn't feel "old". It just feels outdated. It doesn't have the same feel as playing Super Mario Bros. from the NES era. That's in my perspective, of course.

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Re: What is retro?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 03:30:20 PM »
PS2, DS, PSP, etc are retro? It doesn't feel "old". It just feels outdated. It doesn't have the same feel as playing Super Mario Bros. from the NES era. That's in my perspective, of course.
But I wouldn't call it exactly modern either. It's in that period that it's becoming retro.

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Re: What is retro?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 09:05:31 PM »
Anything old enough to give you a nostalgiaboner

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Re: What is retro?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 10:07:14 PM »
Anything old enough to give you a nostalgiaboner
Or anything that your mainstreamboner doesn't make erect.

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Re: What is retro?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 11:42:28 PM »
Anything old enough to give you a nostalgiaboner
Or anything that your mainstreamboner doesn't make erect.
Old CoD games doesn't feel retro either.

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Re: What is retro?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 11:46:28 PM »
in terms of games, 16-bit and under.
in terms of fashion/culture, 1950s era.

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Re: What is retro?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 07:01:57 AM »
Well, retro doesn't mean a style of games. I believe its more of an age thing than a style thing. The biggest mistake we make when classifying is "Are they retro, or are they not?", where the better question would be "Are they retro, or are they not? If they are, then by what degree?". Even if two games are considered retro, the generation they belonged to and how it differed from other gens simply do not fade away to become "one with the retroness".

Technically speaking, anything in the past counts as retrospective. Suppose a new Halo game comes out, take Halo 4. Anything they do to compare Halo 4 with the past titles is holding the previous titles in retrospective. Even the most recent one besides Halo 4. But when it comes to pop culture it's usually "The decade before the last and backwards", which could be the same for gaming--"The gen behind the last and backwards".


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Re: What is retro?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 11:36:06 AM »
Anything old enough to give you a nostalgiaboner
Or anything that your mainstreamboner doesn't make erect.
Are you saying there's no retro games in the mainstream line?

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Re: What is retro?
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 11:42:06 AM »
Depends on your definition of retro I guess

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Re: What is retro?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2013, 03:30:34 PM »
PS2, DS, PSP, etc are retro? It doesn't feel "old". It just feels outdated. It doesn't have the same feel as playing Super Mario Bros. from the NES era. That's in my perspective, of course.
I agree with Blud.