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Vidya General Anonymous 09/07/2019 (Sat) 01:44:38 No.6
>ITT: Vidya of the 90's and 2000's Keep it limited to the scope of this board, so basically Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Generation consoles only for now. For those who don't know what consoles are part of which generation, here's a quick rundown of the time frame we're talking about... >Fourth Generation: SNES, Sega Genesis/Sega CD >Fifth Generation: PS1, N64, Sega Saturn >Sixth Generation: Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, OG Xbox Discussion of games from the Seventh Generation consoles (PS3/Wii/Xbox 360) is allowed as well, but I'd like the thread to mainly focus on the 4th-6th console genererations since the 7th Gen era carried over into the 2010's and a lot of the games from that era onward obviously have far more in common with modern gaming than stuff from the 16-bit consoles or the PS1 and PS2 eras. You can also discuss PC games and handhelds from 1990-2009 in this thread too, as well as arcade games from that time. Any old-school gaming topic is fair game, whether it be the games themselves or old video gaming magazines, even wild rumors from that kid on the playground whose uncle worked at Nintendo...
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I originally posted these to /britfeel/, but here's some photos I took yesterday of all my old gaming mags. The majority are from 2004-2005, but there's a few earlier and later ones too. I laid them out in chronological order as best as I could, some don't say what month they were published so I just had to guess based on the games they were showing off. I've also still got all the demo discs and cheat books they came with.
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Someone also asked for the feature on San Andreas from the July 2004 issue of OPSM2, so here's that as well (apologies for the shite quality, it's the best I could do). I believe this was the first proper preview of the game anywhere in the world, I vaguely remember the GTA sites back in the day talking about it and begging people from the UK to send them the details. 1/2
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2/2, plus a couple of extras because why not.
>>1713 >>1714 >>1715 Good shit. I've been reading nothing but old gaming magazines for months, I'm at late 2004 now, tons of fucking great games in every issue that I'd still want to play, but I can't think of more than 5 games from the past generation that I would even try out. It's unbelievable how fucking terrible gaming is now.
>>1713 >>1714 >>1715 I used to get GameNow and then GamePro and Tips & Tricks. GameNow I have the most nostalgia for, seeing as how it was the first magazine of its kind I read. It introduced me to Vice City back when there was no way I had any chance of trying it. As far as GamePro goes, I remember the hype around Doom 3 and the issue that popularized the Polybius myth. I never liked most of Tips & Tricks all that much due to the emphasis of the magazine being on playthrough guides. I think I would have loved old issues of Nintendo Power if I'd have had access to them as a kid. >>1716 >It's unbelievable how fucking terrible gaming is now. There are like no commercially released games coming out now that I have any interest in. Only open-source projects really have my attention nowadays. I wish the industry would just collapse and the normalfags and bottom feeders would just abandon the hobby.
>>1718 >GameNow Oh man, do you still have those? I have an unreleased game they reviewed in the August 2003 issue and later listed secret items and locations in the October 2003 issue but there aren't any scanned pdfs online.
>>1719 No, and I only had a subscription for a short window of time (although it might've coincided with the issue you're talking about) and don't know what happened to the issues I had. It sucks if there are aren't scans out there. I was hoping that someday I'd be able to track down the old issues I had.
>>1250 SSX Tricky is one of my favorite vidya, I just wish there was a real modding community around it for custom tracks and whatnot, all I could find was an HD texture pack for the Gamecube version
>>1740 >>1744 >review anon on /retro/ Nice
>>1747 Herro anon, have we met?
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>>1744 >that perspective in that bottom-right screenshot
>>1752 pure SOUL
>>1756 Hold on a second, is the top center screenshot the inspiration for the intro scene in Sam and Max Hit the Road?
>>1762 What's it like?
>>1809 I just found the cartridge of this game yesterday, which is weird because I don't remember owning it or ever playing it as a kid.
>>1830 Is it in good condition? Maybe you can sell it for some buck.
>>1809 I was never really into beating games as a kid, but it says something about the difficulty that I could beat it without much trouble. I didn't actually own it either. I don't know why the Capcom version is so overlooked compared to the Virgin one.
>>1838 >I don't know why the Capcom version is so overlooked compared to the Virgin one. That's easy. For one thing Yidsney pushed it hard since they co-produced this version and put a lot of effort into it. Also you can use a sword in the Virgin one which was considered way more rad, even though the execution is fucking awful. In contrast, in the SNES version you jump on enemies or throw apples at them which is way more "Mario-like" and as we know Sega does what Nintendon't.
>>1841 But people seem to act like the Genesis one clearly dumps all over the Super Nintendo version even when they've played both, decades later after Disney's marketing.
>>1831 Nah fuck that, I always keep my stuff.
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I would like to invite those reading this post to enter into the high score board on fatchan's /vr/. All you need to provide is proof and you will enter onto the board, unless of course you don't have the high score. This is an attempt to create a comprehensive record of the best scores across the webring, to be the yardstick by which you may say "fuck you faggot you can't even play that game idiot trash kill yourself". I do not wish to divide any community with this invitation. Please know that if you are entered onto the highscore board then you will be objectively the best player of that game across the entire webring and everyone else can fuck themselves.
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I missed out on the entire 5th gen (went from NES to PC, then back to consoles during the 6th gen) but I used to believe it was a really shit generation overall with the N64 being the only console with some good games - until recently when I decided to use my PS2's backwards compatibility to try out some PS1 games, and holy fuck I've discovered so many cool games, and I really love the low poly aesthetics they have, they look much better than the N64 games imo.
>>1982 >I really love the low poly aesthetics they have, they look much better than the N64 games imo. I thought PlayStation games looked like garbage at the time, but in retrospect the Nintendo 64 look didn't age well at all in comparison. It's still not a generation I'm enamored with. Other than the multiplayer games, I preferred both PC games and the prior generations of consoles as a kid.
>>1982 I had a similar path, NES to PC, but never came back. Although, many of my friends had systems, so I did get to play with them. The 5th gen systems were significant, in the change from mostly 2D to 3D graphics. The original Resident Evil games for PS1 were awesome.
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I wish the Neo Geo Pocket Color was succesful, it was so much better than the GBC, I fucking love that clicky joystick. I can't stand Nintendo games and their cult like fanbase, why does the bad guy always have to win?
>>2014 I love Nintendo's earlier systems, but I don't understand why people are still throwing them money. The handhelds don't really interest me in comparison to their home consoles either, although there were definitely some great games for them.
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Sometimes I play Tetris on this Gameboy. I'm surprised this thing still works given how old it is.
>>2043 I just realized that I don't have a single of my childhood handhelds anymore. My Game Boy Advance SP was my favorite, since not only did it have the backwards of compatibility of the original Advance but also had screen lighting and came with a charger. I liked the fact that it flipped shut too. Too bad it had no headphone jack.
>>2055 The Ds lite could play all GBA games and had a headphone jack. There's no reason to even care about the gameboy console line besides the ability to play gameboy color games on the advance.
>>2056 I wanted to play games like Link's Awakening, Trax, and Super Mario Land 2. I never really got into the DS that much other than a handful of games, and I much preferred the single-screen form factor of the SP. I was more into the PSP than the DS due to homebrew scene it had.
>>2058 I still don't get the homebrew scene at all. There has not been a single memorable homebrew game ever made and they've all been proof of concept at best. Never seen any system improvements either beyond emulators for games I already owned. Its sad that most people don't know about how much better the Super mario 64 remake on the DS was. It had yoshi, luigi, wario, and mario as playable characters and all the cut content and bonus levels reinstated with some minigames and a barebones multiplayer. So there was never any reason for that "L is real" autism to exist past its release where they confirmed Luigi was supposed to be in the game all along and yoshi had a more prominent role than being an Easter egg.
>>2059 >Never seen any system improvements either beyond emulators for games I already owned. The emulators were what I was really into. A lot of my favorite Game Boy Advance games were just rereleases of older games, and being able to play ROMs basically rendered buying those games obsolete.

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