- Oct 10, 2008
Sorry mate but you are flaming idiot. Talk about playing miss the point! ROFLMAO get a life. I have no real hurt pride, else why would I have used humour? We were addressing a ignorant remark. I have no idea why you took offence. Perhaps it's a need to patronize your elders for some reason. You choose to read anger into it. Jesus Christ on a bike, of course it was anecdotal. So was the original article! hahahahaXelanath said:This appears to be what both of you have missed:jemborg said:Hear bloody hear... I'm 49, I find that remark asinine as well. You pretty well said what I wanted to say. I was in the 8 bit wars too. AND have plenty of mates who are still into it.Beery said:"Well it's true, the last generation usually can't grasp gaming and I have only one thing to say about that - it's their loss..."
Wait a minute there. I'm 46. I've played videogames since 1980. Yours isn't the videogame generation - OURS was. And it's not a generational gap - some folks (most folks) just don't like videogames - that's the same with twenty year-olds as it is with 40 year-olds or 80 year-olds. Everyone my age made a conscious decision to like or dislike videogames - it wasn't something we simply didn't have access to - pong was in arcades in the 1970s, console gaming and personal computers that played games were available in 1980. I had a ZX Spectrum PC and an Intellivision when I was a teenager - and MY dad (who was born in 1931) played games on both. So let's just stop this 'parents can't grasp gaming' nonsense. Maybe yours can't, but mine could and my daughter has a dad who plays videogames much more than she does.
Funny, before my old man died I showed him a few games on the Xbox. He was fascinated at 91! I avoided WW2 games as he was actually in that for real. But he was amazed to see a soccer game like Redcard for instance... "see pop, you can dial up the awareness of the referee". lol. I miss the old guy.
Not everybody who doesn't play video games sneer... they're just not into it much. My wife's not that keen- except for Ninja Gaiden or Burnout, then it's "hey woman, it's my turn now!". heheh.
Practice makes perfect, it hard to keep the skills up to compete, when you actually have to spend time irl to look after the ungrateful little sods.
Just before the release of the PS2, I was chatting about it with an older brother- "meh", he said, "I'd rather just get a DVD player". "That's the thing", I replied, "I get to choose whether my TV entertainment will be active or just passive"...
Then, he got it.
We all know that arguments from personal experience are severely flawed when attempting to prove common trends, I don't know why your hurt pride has to get in the way of seeing the point.spyrewolf said:i guess the key word is "usually" here though
Enjoyable article all the same. Goldeneye was the game that my father and I bonded over, and we played the Bond games on the PS2 for a while after that. But he just plays the Wii now, more intensive games can give him headaches.
My generation was the videogame generation... we didn't just grasp it...we invented it! lol Beery is right! Jursa's comment is invalid.
So? I respectably disagree with spyrewolf when he says the point is moot... it's just wrong (ie. not "usual"). But, don't "have a cow" about it.