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Catapharact
08-06-10, 17:58
I actually wrote this up quite recently and decided to share it with you guys. I am sure a lot of you are re-visiting old titles so this might be an interesting read ;).


Nostalgia and Gimicks

By: Umair R

Nostalgia nostalgia nostalgia...

Oh that dreaded nostalgic feeling... I hate myself for ever feeling such a feeble useless emotion... I take great pride in the fact that I was born in the digital age; An age that has seen its fair share of upsets and terror inflicting waked out personalities including the likes of Osama Bin Laden, Kim Jong Il, Glen Beck and offcourse Lady Gaga (BTW LG: Elton John called, he wants his masks back,) but this age has given myself and a lot of unappreciative lard pouches a luxiourious globalized harmonized environment complete with instant around the clock means of communication (which translates to higher Healthcare related taxes.)

Yet with all these wonders of the modern age around me, I feel... inclind to enjoy the crown achievements of yesteryears. I am huge fan of classical music and classic Jazz, I enjoy hardcovers over paperbacks and digital print and I actually go outside for my runs rather then play the part of the indoor human hamster on a lame treadmill. Its senseless! Madness! There just can't be room for contradictory feelings! Not in an age whose focus has all been about digital hiearchy and pin point precision! But I am ashamed to say that such feelings doth quell under my rock hard exterior and have tarnished my spotless silver like Intra aortic pump (look that bit up you laughable Art Majors.)

The same situation can be superimposed on my feelings towards videogames. I never did care much for classics nor do I ever want to ever touch, let alone play anything on my old Super Nintendo ever again (though I would leave it on overnight just to **** off the enviro-gimps.) I am so Neophillic on VG advancements that I am going to go as far as saying that the Tomb Raider series needs to cut itself free from the hag that calls herself Lara Croft. My goodness Edios/Square Enix! Get some new blood flowing in that dried out prune of a series and while you are at it, cut off the tumor named Lara Croft, give her a proper ancient Egyptian style burial service and seal her away for good in an Pyramid. I am sure some cracked up geek will still find her mumified body hot (even the freakiest porn doesn't cut it for some of these die hard losers.)

Having said all of that... I recently found hypotized and engrossed in a gimicky classic shoot-em-up title all thanks to Tech Town. The name seems forgettable enough; Time Crisis 4 (sounds like the name of a bad Japanese matinee) yet surprisingly, the classic light gun gimick based game was quite entertaining to play... Which should give you a clue as to how tired I had gotten with deficating on my competition's digital corpses in MW2 and Halo 3: ODST (Not hard to do considering the greater demographic that plays those two games happen to be 14 year olds with pimples on their buttcheeks.)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Catapharact/gun8.jpg

That game had me hooked for quite a bit of time until my beloved pretty much had to bribe me to let the light gun go and watch the afternoon movie (details about the deal in question are classified.) It only occured to me 30 mins. after I had placed my keester in the auditorium that I had been seduced by a classic rustbucket... Correction: A GIMICKY classic rust bucket. You can imagine the shame I felt. I... I had become a NEO-CON! (Libertarianism... I have failed thee.)

I have repented for my sins and am focusing myself once again towards embracing a more civilized and the era that I am born under... But a part of me still adheres religiously towards artifacts of the forgotten age (i.e. The 1970s and everything before that.) And as such an I dread the day that I fall under the allure of yet another artifact from the past (Hmmm... Mr. T's Mohawk certainly looks appealing.)

thanatos
08-06-10, 21:27
please take this constructively but the whole thing just seemed to be trying way too hard. You've obviously been reading through quite a few humourous blogs and newspaper columns where a lot of the humour stems from an apparant anger that the author has against certain aspects of current society, leading you to copy the style yet miss the point of these articles. For a start none of your remarks have any wit or attempted justification for your opinions. Why do think it's pathetic to have a love of retro gaming? The whole 'losers fancing virtual creations' isn't so much played out as it is rusting in the corner like a disused swing, but when people used to bring it up they would comment on the ironic nature of lusting after something that is, by its nature, unobtainable, or at least mention how pointy boob graphics don't make anything look remotely human, let alone hot. You act like a guy whose crashed a cosplay convention just to shout about how pathetic everyone is in a desperate attempt to make yourself look cool in comparison, whereas everyone simply wonders why your life's so empty you have to try so hard to make yourself feel superior.

Catapharact
08-06-10, 21:40
please take this constructively but the whole thing just seemed to be trying way too hard. You've obviously been reading through quite a few humourous blogs and newspaper columns where a lot of the humour stems from an apparant anger that the author has against certain aspects of current society, leading you to copy the style yet miss the point of these articles. For a start none of your remarks have any wit or attempted justification for your opinions. Why do think it's pathetic to have a love of retro gaming? The whole 'losers fancing virtual creations' isn't so much played out as it is rusting in the corner like a disused swing, but when people used to bring it up they would comment on the ironic nature of lusting after something that is, by its nature, unobtainable, or at least mention how pointy boob graphics don't make anything look remotely human, let alone hot. You act like a guy whose crashed a cosplay convention just to shout about how pathetic everyone is in a desperate attempt to make yourself look cool in comparison, whereas everyone simply wonders why your life's so empty you have to try so hard to make yourself feel superior.

And I do welcome your comment. I just diagree with the baseline premise of it because you do sound like a cosplay conventioneer who just had his constume picked apart and made fun off only to turn around wiping your nose with your "hanky" while crying out the phrase "you meanie!"

My point about hardcore gimpers is the simple fact that they are a barrier... A lame ever so static wall of hinderence that stands in the way of development and progress; Especially when it comes to respectible titles like Tomb Raider, or Prince of Persia. The more people cling on to the past, the more we will continue to see lame reboots of series with even more lame gimicks and trashed out concepts. Yet all this creative energy can be focused on creating something revolutionary and different all togather. This will lead with new and better concepts and even better games.

The reto-gimpers can go play out their fantasies in Cosplay conventions for all I care.

Forwen
08-06-10, 21:48
*squints* I don't get it.

Gladous
08-06-10, 21:51
*squints* I don't get it.

I thought I was the only one and that's why I didn't say anything yet. :o

dizzydoil
08-06-10, 21:53
please take this constructively but the whole thing just seemed to be trying way too hard. You've obviously been reading through quite a few humourous blogs and newspaper columns where a lot of the humour stems from an apparant anger that the author has against certain aspects of current society, leading you to copy the style yet miss the point of these articles. For a start none of your remarks have any wit or attempted justification for your opinions. Why do think it's pathetic to have a love of retro gaming? The whole 'losers fancing virtual creations' isn't so much played out as it is rusting in the corner like a disused swing, but when people used to bring it up they would comment on the ironic nature of lusting after something that is, by its nature, unobtainable, or at least mention how pointy boob graphics don't make anything look remotely human, let alone hot. You act like a guy whose crashed a cosplay convention just to shout about how pathetic everyone is in a desperate attempt to make yourself look cool in comparison, whereas everyone simply wonders why your life's so empty you have to try so hard to make yourself feel superior.

100%(?):tmb:

innocentvenus
08-06-10, 21:54
This reminds me of articles on Retro Junk that try too hard to be amusing.

To be honest the only thing I'm getting out of this article is "Guess what? I am just so awesome because I hate anything old!" I don't understand this hatred towards retro anything.

Lara's home
08-06-10, 21:57
And I do welcome your comment. I just diagree with the baseline premise of it because you do sound like a cosplay conventioneer who just had his constume picked apart and made fun off only to turn around wiping your nose with your "hanky" while crying out the phrase "you meanie!"
Wait, what?
In what way did he sound like that?

igonge
08-06-10, 22:04
Isn't a blurb a description on the back of a book? :confused:

Catracoth
08-06-10, 22:06
Isn't a blurb a description on the back of a book? :confused:

A blurb is a short summary or some words of praise accompanying a creative work, usually referring to the words on the back of the book jacket but also commonly seen on DVD and video cases, web portals and news websites.

dizzydoil
08-06-10, 22:08
I would hate to see that on a back of a book.

Catapharact
08-06-10, 22:08
This reminds me of articles on Retro Junk that try too hard to be amusing.

To be honest the only thing I'm getting out of this article is "Guess what? I am just so awesome because I hate anything old!" I don't understand this hatred towards retro anything.

While the main premise of the blog entry (remember this is a blog entry... Hence an opinion) is the rejection of lingering retro concepts of gaming, I do would like the point out that the entry does makes a reference to my love for certain things from the past (which ironically everyone just chose to ignore.)

I do want to say thankyou everyone for the feedback thus far. Its actually quite what I expected it to be (and no I am not being sarcastic.)

Lara's home
08-06-10, 22:08
A blurb is a short summary or some words of praise accompanying a creative work, usually referring to the words on the back of the book jacket but also commonly seen on DVD and video cases, web portals and news websites.
DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR WHAT WIKIPEDIA DID DAMN YOU!!!
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blurb

Gladous
08-06-10, 22:09
I would hate to see that on a back of a book.

:vlol:

Catracoth
08-06-10, 22:12
DON'T TAKE CREDIT FOR WHAT WIKIPEDIA DID DAMN YOU!!!
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blurb (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blurb)

Oh. Where did I claim credit exactly?

Lara's home
08-06-10, 22:14
Oh. Where did I claim credit exactly?

I Dunno LOL »\(░_o)/»

innocentvenus
08-06-10, 22:15
While the main premise of the blog entry (remember this is a blog entry... Hence an opinion) is the rejection of lingering retro concepts of gaming, I do would like the point out that the entry does makes a reference to my love for certain things from the past (which ironically everyone just chose to ignore.)

I do want to say thankyou everyone for the feedback thus far. Its actually quite what I expected it to be (and no I am not being sarcastic.)

I understand it's your opinion, but I do agree it comes off as what thanatos said. I just wish you would have explained more as to why you reject retro gaming and given actual reasons beyond the snark your entry was (and you know you posted it here because you mentioned Lara Croft as a hag to get a rise out of people :p )

dizzydoil
08-06-10, 22:16
"A blurb is a short summary or some words of praise accompanying a creative work, usually referring to the words on the back of the book (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book) jacket but also commonly seen on DVD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD) and video (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video) cases, web portals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_portal) and news websites (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_website)." -wikipedia



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Catapharact
08-06-10, 22:19
I understand it's your opinion, but I do agree it comes off as what thanatos said. I just wish you would have explained more as to why you reject retro gaming and given actual reasons beyond the snark your entry was (and you know you posted it here because you mentioned Lara Croft as a hag to get a rise out of people :p )

... Hence why I clearly marked the title of the thread to prevent any "boo-hoo!" mania from the Lara lusting group ;). Actually its not the first time I presented this view point (and yes I was mobbed for doing so) but I do believe in it and I do want Edios to move itself away from her. She is just extra baggage IMO.

Lara's home
08-06-10, 22:21
... Hence why I clearly marked the title of the thread to prevent any "boo-hoo!" mania from the Lara lusting group ;). Actually its not the first time I presented this view point (and yes I was mobbed for doing so) but I do believe in it and I do want Edios to move itself away from her. She is just extra baggage IMO.

I fail to see how she is extra baggage?
Could you explain this a bit further? The way I see it, she is just a guaranteed money-maker. Killing her off wouldn't make any sense unless the franchise had turn unprofitable.

igonge
08-06-10, 22:24
http://www.facepunch.com/fp/emoot/eng101.gif

LOL

I Dunno LOL »\(░_o)/»

Double LOL

thanatos
08-06-10, 22:25
While the main premise of the blog entry (remember this is a blog entry... Hence an opinion) is the rejection of lingering retro concepts of gaming, I do would like the point out that the entry does makes a reference to my love for certain things from the past (which ironically everyone just chose to ignore.)

I do want to say thankyou everyone for the feedback thus far. Its actually quite what I expected it to be (and no I am not being sarcastic.)
Really? Most people who would write such a blog are normally tring to get people to laugh and think about some interesting opinions, the fact that you seem more interested in trying to upset people or get a rise out of them says a lot.

I do appreciate you that you obviously put a bit of effort into this, i just think you should sit down and read more successfull columns in the future and try to work out what makes them so successfull (i recommend the wonderfull Charlie Brooker.)

Also, rather than getting overally defensive when someone calls you out and attempt to justify their opinion of your work by implying that they are somehow more pathetic than you, why don't you instead try look at what they had to say, why they said it and use it to help you improve on your next piece.

Carbonek_0051
08-06-10, 22:27
I Dunno LOL »\(░_o)/»

http://www.facepunch.com/fp/emoot/eng101.gif

:vlol:

Catapharact
08-06-10, 22:28
I fail to see how she is extra baggage?
Could you explain this a bit further? The way I see it, she is just a guaranteed money-maker. Killing her off wouldn't make any sense unless the franchise had turn unprofitable.

Here is the thing; People keep comming back to the old concept of Lara Croft over and over again; Action heroine, bad ass, etc. etc. yet they fail to see that a million such characters have been created and I am afraid to say that a revamp of herself as the OLD Lara Croft will only succeed in keeping the die hard gimps around who worship the series backwards and forwards. It will however not succeed in capturing the much needed new gaming demographic. Why do they need to tie themselves up with a relic when so many other BETTER (yes I said better) VG herioines have made a debute?

If Edios wants to have the loyalty of the new demographic (while keeping the essence of Tomb Raider games alive; Platforming, adventure, etc.) they need to go with a whole new character and a whole new plot.

Let LC die already.

innocentvenus
08-06-10, 22:28
So then the whole point of your post was to draw attention to yourself.

Could you please give actual facts as to why you think she's baggage or why you dislike retro gaming? All I see is "it's my opinion, so therefore it's true."

Lara's home
08-06-10, 22:31
Here is the thing; People keep comming back to the old concept of Lara Croft over and over again; Action heroine, bad ass, etc. etc. yet they fail to see that a million such characters have been created and I am afraid to say that a revamp of herself as the OLD Lara Croft will only succeed in keeping the die hard gimps around who worship the series backwards and forwards. It will however not succeed in capturing the much needed new gaming demographic. Why do they need to tie themselves up with a relic when so many other BETTER (yes I said better) VG herioines have made a debute?

If Edios wants to have the loyalty of the new demographic (while keeping the essence of Tomb Raider games alive; Platforming, adventure, etc.) they need to go with a whole new character and a whole new plot.

Let LC die already.

Instead of killing Lara Croft off, why not keep her alive until that turns unprofitable, and instead make a new title with all new characters, new plots etc?

Catapharact
08-06-10, 22:41
So then the whole point of your post was to draw attention to yourself.

Could you please give actual facts as to why you think she's baggage or why you dislike retro gaming? All I see is "it's my opinion, so therefore it's true."

*Sigh* I was a blog entry, a commentary and a view. It was MENT to be taken as an OPINION. Where in my given commentary did I make ANY references of it being anything but that? But keeping the facts in mind, take the recent attempts at revival of gaming series in question.

Prince of Persia was actually doing quite well until the third game. I was actually really happy the Ubisoft went in a different direction with the series with PoP 2008 and the Cell Shading/New Prince Character direction yet they turn around and go back to the old series with PoP Forgotten Sands.

Had they done this with a WHOLE new plot and a new Prince all togather, Forgotten Sands IMO would be a whole lot better. Do bring in the concept of brothers and rivals and such but do it with a whole new character (which needs to be a little bit less of a Schizo.)

The same can be said about Tomb Raider. Revivial after revival have gotten us less then spectacular results. Its not working and only die hard fans refuse to see it.

robm_2007
08-06-10, 22:42
i would never want LC to die, just because the she nor the TR franchise isnt what it used to be. Why not put LC in another genre of games? Why did you specifically choose to kill LC and keep TR, instead of the other way around?

I think that both TR as a game series and LC as a character are equally as unsuccessful (in terms of gaming respect, and not $) today, in comparison to their world-wide fame of the '90s.

I dont think that there has been many rememberable characters created after 1996, that can stand up to the iconic status of LC, even during her current state of laughability from some TR/LC fans, and most of the general VG-ing public.

Orionvalentine
08-06-10, 23:14
Nice article, though I don't agree with some of your points. But you know, c'est la vie.



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Also you have really good skin, is this actually un-edited? If so, you are very lucky.

Catapharact
08-06-10, 23:45
Nice article, though I don't agree with some of your points. But you know, c'est la vie.

Thankyou :).

Also you have really good skin, is this actually un-edited? If so, you are very lucky.

Lol! Offtopic but:

Thanks. Actually my skin is a bit on the sensitive side but apart from a random rash or the like, I haven't had any huge problems. It does loses its radiance from time to time but the good ol Nivea for men bodywash fixed that.

Lara's home
09-06-10, 01:11
Prince of Persia was actually doing quite well until the third game. I was actually really happy the Ubisoft went in a different direction with the series with PoP 2008 and the Cell Shading/New Prince Character direction yet they turn around and go back to the old series with PoP Forgotten Sands.
They went back to the old formula because the new one didn't work... And that was not becaue of the hardcore fans.

I don't see the point in changing everything in a title, except the title itself. What you seem to be asking for sounds like a severe case of milking to me. I need to identify a game by it's name, so I know what I'm buying. I don't really see a point in buying sequels, if the gameplay/story/characters are going to be completely different from the previoius installments..

Mario is doing it right, for example. They are keeping the core mechanics (Platforming, jumping on enemies to kill them etc), while adding a lot of creative gameplay mechanics. Metroid too, is keeping the same mechanics throughout the series, even if they've changed the perspective of the character (First and First shooter, 2D and 2D), etc.

innocentvenus
09-06-10, 02:44
*Sigh* I was a blog entry, a commentary and a view. It was MENT to be taken as an OPINION. Where in my given commentary did I make ANY references of it being anything but that? But keeping the facts in mind, take the recent attempts at revival of gaming series in question.

Then keep your "blog" entry on an actual blog, not a message forum.

The same situation can be superimposed on my feelings towards videogames. I never did care much for classics nor do I ever want to ever touch, let alone play anything on my old Super Nintendo ever again (though I would leave it on overnight just to **** off the enviro-gimps.) I am so Neophillic on VG advancements that I am going to go as far as saying that the Tomb Raider series needs to cut itself free from the hag that calls herself Lara Croft. My goodness Edios/Square Enix! Get some new blood flowing in that dried out prune of a series and while you are at it, cut off the tumor named Lara Croft, give her a proper ancient Egyptian style burial service and seal her away for good in an Pyramid. I am sure some cracked up geek will still find her mumified body hot (even the freakiest porn doesn't cut it for some of these die hard losers.)

For the second time I know it's your opinion, but in your opinion you offer no reason other than because I think it. If you had offered actual reasons behind your opinion instead of just saying that you never cared much for classics and that Lara Croft is a tumor to the game series, then I would have seen why you feel that way and I would have dropped it. No where in this paragraph did you actually give your own reasons as to why you hate something. THAT was all I was asking for. I was just curious to know why you felt this way instead of you just saying "Oh well it's my opinion so **** my reasoning behind my opinion." Good persuasion articles HAVE those reasons.

thanatos
09-06-10, 06:29
the problem wasn't with your opinions, I for one like the idea of a discussion about how developers and publishers take advantage of our nostalgia. Sonic is a prime example, although his games haven't been good since the mid-nineties his games are STILL selling, purely because of the fond memories people have of his old games. However, mario is also a brand, yet his games have been, and still are, the very best examples of their genre EVERY generation, what would be the point in dropping him.
Do I think Eidos should drop Lara? No, at this stage the Tomb Raider games are still at least a moderate comercial and citical success, the general public play them not only due to nostalgia but also because they are fun, well made games. Loding Lara from the equation would be pointless, she IS the brand.

Like it or not old brands, especially incredibly successfull ones like Tomb Raider (which was a milestone in the pop appeal and success of videogames, one of the first steps in getting them recognised as more than a childrens toy) will always be made before a new IP because their is a built in fanbase and people know what to expect, which makes it a much safer purchase for them, if only subconciously, than risking buying something new they might not like. Videogames are a business and for the companies to have money to spend on developing new ideas, they have to make money selling old ones.

The only problem with your "blog" was the way you presented your opinions, it was juvinile and attempted to be intentionally offensive.

tomblover
09-06-10, 08:54
*squints* I don't get it. Neither do I. :confused:

It's just a bash directed towards retro gaming and it's fans? Your point is? o_o' A single opinion (Or any amount of opinions for that matter..) won't change a thing. Just seems like a cry for attention to me.

Glašon
09-06-10, 11:08
please take this constructively but the whole thing just seemed to be trying way too hard. You've obviously been reading through quite a few humourous blogs and newspaper columns where a lot of the humour stems from an apparant anger that the author has against certain aspects of current society, leading you to copy the style yet miss the point of these articles. For a start none of your remarks have any wit or attempted justification for your opinions. Why do think it's pathetic to have a love of retro gaming? The whole 'losers fancing virtual creations' isn't so much played out as it is rusting in the corner like a disused swing, but when people used to bring it up they would comment on the ironic nature of lusting after something that is, by its nature, unobtainable, or at least mention how pointy boob graphics don't make anything look remotely human, let alone hot. You act like a guy whose crashed a cosplay convention just to shout about how pathetic everyone is in a desperate attempt to make yourself look cool in comparison, whereas everyone simply wonders why your life's so empty you have to try so hard to make yourself feel superior.

Perfection.

Melonie Tomb Raider
09-06-10, 13:57
You have some pretty good writing skills there, but I can't say I agree with any of it.

Like art, music, and history, it takes good tastes to appreciate the things of old. I'm sure we've all heard our fair share of ignorant little brats that say, "Classical music sucks, it's too boring!" They do nothing but showcase their feeble minds. I feel like the same principals can be applied to gaming, but of course, on a much lesser scale. How can you not appreciate the evolution of gaming? I play oldschool games from time to time, and while I obviously prefer playing newer games, I still have great appreciation for many of the titles that moved gaming into the direction it is today.

Mario is still going, do you think Nintendo should bury him as well? Should Ubisoft busy Prince of Persia as well? Tomb Raider is still a strong selling franchise, and as long as there is a large enough fan base, I think it would be silly to ignore it. Eidos/ Square still continue to make plenty of new games, and progressing a classic is quite alright.

Jo269976
09-06-10, 14:24
Mario is still going, do you think Nintendo should bury him as well? Should Ubisoft busy Prince of Persia as well?

Sega still have Sonic, but wait, he died a long time ago.

RockSteady101
09-06-10, 14:56
Sega still have Sonic, but wait, he died a long time ago.

Along with his small group of friend Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Rouge, Shadow, Silver, Big, Gamma, Omega, Espio, Charmy, Vector, Bean, Bark, Fang, Cat, Animal, Stuff, Shizzle, Names, Hint, At, To, Many, Characters, Bobby, Mary, John, Jesus, Larry, Sonaynay, Rashondala - did I say Tails?

Melonie Tomb Raider
09-06-10, 15:07
Sega still have Sonic, but wait, he died a long time ago.

lol! :vlol: I will agree that it's time to let Sonic go. They're mocking such a great franchise. :vlol:

Alive_and_Funky
09-06-10, 15:16
Sega still have Sonic, but wait, he died a long time ago.
lol! :vlol: I will agree that it's time to let Sonic go. They're mocking such a great franchise. :vlol:
I'm waiting to see how Sonic the Hedgehog 4 turns out first. If that still somehow ends up being bad... http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/fighting/fighting0037.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/avatars/sonic/sonic0001.gif

Minty Mouth
09-06-10, 15:33
Nostalgia nostalgia nostalgia...

Oh that dreaded nostalgic feeling...I take great pride in the fact that I was born in the digital age; An age that has seen its fair share of upsets and terror inflicting waked out personalities including the likes of Osama Bin Laden, Kim Jong Il, Glen Beck and offcourse Lady Gaga, but this age has given myself and a lot of unappreciative lard pouches a luxiourious globalized harmonized environment complete with instant around the clock means of communication.

Yet with all these wonders of the modern age around me, I feel... inclind to enjoy the crown achievements of yesteryears. I am huge fan of classical music and classic Jazz, I enjoy hardcovers over paperbacks and digital print and I actually go outside for my runs rather then play the part of the indoor human hamster on a treadmill. Its senseless! Madness! There just can't be room for contradictory feelings! Not in an age whose focus has all been about digital hiearchy and pin point precision! But I am ashamed to say that such feelings doth quell under my rock hard exterior and have tarnished my spotless silver like Intra aortic pump.

The same situation can be superimposed on my feelings towards videogames. I never did care much for classics nor do I ever want to ever touch, let alone play anything on my old Super Nintendo ever again. I am so Neophillic on VG advancements that I am going to go as far as saying that the Tomb Raider series needs to cut itself free from Lara Croft. Give her a proper ancient Egyptian style burial service and seal her away for good in an Pyramid.

Having said all of that... I recently found hypotized and engrossed in a gimicky classic shoot-em-up title all thanks to Tech Town. The name seems forgettable enough; Time Crisis 4 (sounds like the name of a bad Japanese matinee) yet surprisingly, the classic light gun gimick based game was quite entertaining to play...

That game had me hooked for quite a bit of time until my beloved pretty much had to bribe me to let the light gun go and watch the afternoon movie (details about the deal in question are classified.) It only occured to me 30 mins. after I had placed my keester in the auditorium that I had been seduced by a classic rustbucket... Correction: A GIMICKY classic rust bucket. You can imagine the shame I felt. I... I had become a NEO-CON!

I have repented for my sins and am focusing myself once again towards embracing a more civilized and the era that I am born under... But a part of me still adheres religiously towards artifacts of the forgotten age (i.e. The 1970s and everything before that.) And as such an I dread the day that I fall under the allure of yet another artifact from the past (Hmmm... Mr. T's Mohawk certainly looks appealing.)

Having taken out all the nasties, now you have a well written, interesting blog post that expresses your views more than appropriately. It's all well and good to try and include humour, if that's what it was, but condescending and pretty much rude jokes at the expense of what is essentially the user base of this forum aren't necessary to have a compelling writing style, which I quite enjoyed.

Also, what's wrong with paperbacks!? :p

TRhalloween
09-06-10, 15:42
Canada.

jamieoliver22
09-06-10, 19:02
Nostalgia nostalgia nostalgia...

Oh that dreaded nostalgic feeling... I hate myself for ever feeling such a feeble useless emotion...

Heaven forbid... :pi: