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    Maybe it'd be worth pointing out that the Atari 2600 generation ended with a market crash…

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamevet View Post
    I grew up in the Atari VCS era and I can admit that alot of it is just really bad. That being said, games like Warlords, Missile Command, Pitfall, Breakout and Asterioids can provide a pretty decent gaming experience.
    Yeah man, 4-player Warlords is a blast, and not something that has really been expanded or improved upon. It also might be the earliest example of a home game that received a port to the arcades. The 2600 homebrew scene is also quite active and has been consistently producing games once thought impossible. It's a remarkable console, really.

    But for everyone saying that 2600 or whatever is too primitive to be enjoyable, just know that your time will come when, bafflingly, some new generation of gamers will come along claiming that what you currently think is great and perhaps even groundbreaking/foundational to the future evolution of gaming itself, is unplayable. And all you can do is shake your head about it because you know that they are the ones who are missing out. It's not really for everyone to understand the entire continuum, but you'll notice that among the actual creators and developers, it is a common thread. They recognize why [insert whatever, pre- your personal cutoff date] is fun and playable and important, just as a novelist understands why an 'unreadable, outdated' book like Don Quixote is important in the present.

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    I began on Atari 2600 but can never go back to it. 8-bit is as far as I can go and even then it can be difficult. 16-bit era has held up rather well and we see so many indie games emulating that era in look and gameplay. 2600 is like the Silent Film era at this point.

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    I can agree with the silent film parallels in some ways... that's a useful analogy. Although on the other hand, storytelling advanced, matured and diversified much more rapidly in film than it has in video games. But regarding eras in video games, it doesn't work to refer to them by bit values because the 2600 was an 8-bit console and the Intellivision was the first 16-bit console in 1979! It was really largely a marketing gimmick that Sega took advantage of in promoting their 16-bit console and 32X, followed by Atari's (supposedly) 64-bit Jaguar. It only partially tells the story of what a console is capable of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centrale View Post
    Yeah man, 4-player Warlords is a blast, and not something that has really been expanded or improved upon. It also might be the earliest example of a home game that received a port to the arcades. The 2600 homebrew scene is also quite active and has been consistently producing games once thought impossible. It's a remarkable console, really.

    But for everyone saying that 2600 or whatever is too primitive to be enjoyable, just know that your time will come when, bafflingly, some new generation of gamers will come along claiming that what you currently think is great and perhaps even groundbreaking/foundational to the future evolution of gaming itself, is unplayable. And all you can do is shake your head about it because you know that they are the ones who are missing out. It's not really for everyone to understand the entire continuum, but you'll notice that among the actual creators and developers, it is a common thread. They recognize why [insert whatever, pre- your personal cutoff date] is fun and playable and important, just as a novelist understands why an 'unreadable, outdated' book like Don Quixote is important in the present.
    For me that's already happened. My first console was the NES. I still like the graphics and sound today, judging by the number of retro-inspired titles that have come out in recent years I'm not the only one. Unfortunately many of the design choices have not aged as well. Today if I want to play Metroid I'll take the GBA version with the map, save rooms and lower difficulty even though I prefer the look of the original. Other times I'll use cheats to make the games easier, like for Wizards & Warriors II I'll freeze the RAM address of the life counter to 3 so I can always continue (like in the original) otherwise it means writing down and entering a long password each time. Games, like everything else, have gotten better with time. But I still appreciate the 2600 for being the first successful home console and having an incredible variety of games considering the limitations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leynos View Post
    Wow it's so close in size to the VMU.

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    You're now imagining a Game Gear-styled VMU, and wishing you had access to the alternate reality they were sold in.
    - Where it's always 1995 (or so).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raijin Z View Post
    You're now imagining a Game Gear-styled VMU, and wishing you had access to the alternate reality they were sold in.
    Yeah they totally should have done that. If there's ever a Dreamcast Classic that would be cool to see.

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    The Micro is finally reaching consumers and sure enough the screen quality is not only infinitely better than Game Gear, but also looks better than GBA.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Tiger View Post
    The Micro is finally reaching consumers and sure enough the screen quality is not only infinitely better than Game Gear, but also looks better than GBA.



    The GBA screen was nothing special, Nintendo's first "good" LCD was on the DS. But yeah that looks surprisingly playable for its size.

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    Wonder what that internal button does?

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