Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Dec 2008 21:27 UTC
Games Not too long ago, I was convinced that the modern day gaming world was a rather empty and shallow one. If you grew up with games like The 7th Guest, the Keen series, Metroid, adventure games like Monkey Island or Full Throttle, and so on, more modern games seemed to have little to offer, besides yet another nameless hero in a grey space suit killing aliens in a grey world with the same set of twelve weapons. However, a little speck of hope was flickering on the horizon, a game seemingly made by people who could read my mind; a game about a post-apocalyptic wasteland, filled with quests and epic stories, where you were free to do whatever you wanted. Yes, I looked forward to Fallout 3, and since my computer was too old to run any game more recent than Wolfenstein, I decided to buy a game console. Read on to see how my venture into the world of modern gaming turned out.
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hmm ... I dunno
by siraf72 on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 08:05 UTC
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I grew up on Kings quest and other such games (summer games, load runner, etc) on the apple IIe.

I remember when streetfighter II came out on the SNES I thought to myself "man, a came just CAN"T get better than this".

Fast forward to now. I have an xbox 360 which I enjoy using but I don't use it that often. The only game, that blew me away was Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, also from Bethusda . That game is pure escapism bliss. You can make moral choices, which I suspect don't effect the main quest but they do affect the sub-quests (of which there are seemingly hundreds).

Anyway, I pondered the fact that I was no longer into games as much as I used to be. Eventually, I came to the conclusion that I'm a bit older now and gaming just doesn't have quite the same appeal that it used to. The games of old we remember so fondly are only good in our memories- don't go back and play them again, trust me....

Lastly, some very good and rather funny articles about gaming that originally appeared on pointlesswasteoftime.com

http://www.cracked.com/article_15748_gamers-manifesto.html

http://www.cracked.com/article_16196_7-commandments-all-video-games...

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