IMO, the best 2600 game.
Somebody here thinks I should become a PS2 collector. Hahah.
Hey! That was a personal invite buddy. It took me like 15 minutes to invite everyone from my friends list.
P.S.> What don't you like about the PS2?
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Originally Posted by "Weird Al" Yankovic (on the AL-TV "interview" with Kevin Federline)
Oh, sorry, with the way I talk about Sony and the Playstations I thought somebody was just messing with me.
I thought I've been pretty transparent about how I feel about the Playstations and Sony's presence in the game industry. While I have a PS2 and PS1 and a couple dozen games for each I'd hardly consider myself a collector. But then I'm not really a collector for any console, the only system I have more than one hundred games for is the Genesis. There just aren't that many games in the fast paced action genres I prefer, and there is way too much emphasis on cinematic cutscenes and "story" over gameplay. Sony and their main third parties created the current climate where maybe one game a year is released in a style I am even slightly interested in.
The Playstation 2 was the console that killed off hard-core gaming and replaced it with what journalists have dubbed "core" gaming, but I still call casual gaming (even if it is hard core in time spent).
I thought you just boycotted the 7th gen. Right now, I'd consider "hardcore" gaming anything that doesn't involve the use of motion controls or touch screen. But then again, I don't use that term much. "Core" gaming, on the other hand, I've never used in my life nor ever want to.
What about the Dreamcast? Or the Saturn?
The way I've seen it presented, hardcore games are easy to pick up and play but difficult and rewarding to master. They emphasize gameplay and action over esoteric things like atmosphere, story/dialog, cutscene cinematics or hollywood flair. Core gaming is all the later with only a smattering of the former. Hardcore gaming didn't have tutorial levels, Core gaming does.
I considered Core gaming casual gaming in the late 90s before the term Core was being used by the press and still do. The same thing is happening to Core gaming today with Casual gamers drawing more interest from publishers for silly motion controlled or tablet mini games instead of full production Core games. Obviously labels don't always fit 100% of games or people, but as a general rule, the Playstations are Core systems, the Saturn and Dreamcast are Hardcore systems. Core was in the process of taking over with the Casual gamers even as Sega and most other Arcade publishers were trying to revitalize Hardcore gaming.
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The PS2 was the worst console of the 128 bit era; I hate the machine. But the games, that's what makes me love the system. Fantastic back catalogue of games of all genres.
I do want to say sorry for rejecting the invite. I'm sure I'd have something to contribute to Xbox or PS2 groups if you all will still have me.
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