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<ul><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Things Todays Gamers Wouldnt Understand - GameBasin.com</p><p> 1/9</p><p>10 Things Todays Gamers</p><p>Wouldnt Understand</p><p>http://www.gamebasin.com/news/10-things-todays-gamers-wouldnt-</p><p>understand</p><p>Asan increasinglyold and,as somewouldhave it,bitterman, Ive recentlybegun to castmy</p><p>resentfulmindbackonthemanytrialsthatafflictedthe90sgamerwhichtodaysyouthwould</p><p>doubtlessfailtograsp.Imnottalkingabouttheobvioushere:graphicshavegottenfarbetterand</p><p>wedidnthavetouchscreensonourSegaMegaDrives.Insteadthe listbelowgatherstogether</p><p>some odd things even thosewho lived at the timemay have relegated to the limits of their</p><p>subconsciousandoneyoumayneverhaveheardof (though Imcertain Ihaventmade itup).</p><p>Quirks,practicesandtechnologicallimitationsthatyourgrandchildren,dearreader,willscarcely</p><p>be able tobelieve afflicted you: the greatest generation. I couldhavementioneddemodiscs,</p><p>cheats,thesizeoftheoriginalGameBoy(above)orthefactthatweusedtopay60forgames</p><p>whichnowliveonphones.YetthetenitemsbelowaretheonesthatIthinkbestsummarisemy</p><p>experienceas</p><p>agamer</p><p>in</p><p>1990s.</p><p>10 When Fog Was Unintentional</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Things Todays Gamers Wouldnt Understand - GameBasin.com</p><p> 2/9</p><p>IffogclosedinonyounowinsomeslickUnrealEnginepoweredAAAtitle,youdnaturallyassume</p><p>itwas intentionalpartoftheatmosphereandperhapsdesignedto increasethedifficultyofa</p><p>section.However,rewindto1997toatimewhenAcclaimwasagamesindustrypublishinggiant</p><p> and youll find yourself wrapped in everpresent mist. The mist of graphical sh*ttyness. A</p><p>hallmarkofearlyN64titles,fogasbesttypifiedbyuninspired,muddytextured launchtitle</p><p>Turok:DinosaurHunter(above)wasthecolloquialtermforatechnicallimitationofthedaythat</p><p>sawsomegamessufferfromanincrediblyshortdrawdistance.Theupshotofwhichbeingthatyou</p><p>oftencouldntseetoofaraheadofwhereyouweregoing.Itshardtorememberwithanyclarity</p><p>now (much like Turoksmore recent sequels), butwe really didwander around gameworlds</p><p>endlesslygettinglost,unabletoseethenextenemyuntilhewasinyour,bynow,horriblytearful</p><p>face,withChristmaswellandtrulyruined.ThereleaseofaRAMexpansionpackfortheconsolein</p><p>1998improvedmattersforTurok2:SeedsofEvilandevenmoresofortheoutstandingStarWars:</p><p>RogueSquadronbutthefogwouldntbebanishedentirelyforseveralconsolegenerations.</p><p>9 When We All Talked In Bit</p><p>Icouldntputanexactdateonwhenthispracticestopped,butwhenIwerealaddiscussionsof</p><p>videogamegraphicswererestrictedtotalkingaboutBit.Atleastinschoolplaygrounds.Ifyou</p><p>werestuckwithaMasterSystem,thentoobadbuddy,itmaywellhaveAlexKiddbuiltin(youknow</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Things Todays Gamers Wouldnt Understand - GameBasin.com</p><p> 3/9</p><p>what Imtalkingabout),but itwassadlyan8Bitconsoleandeveryoneelsehada16BitSuper</p><p>Nintendo.Theywould thensalivateover thepromiseof the32BitSaturn (italwayshad tobe</p><p>doubled,forreasonsmoretechliteratepeoplecanprobablyexplain)untilSonycamealongand</p><p>ruined everything.After theN64 all theBit stuff seemed to stop.No one spoke of a 128Bit</p><p>Dreamcastora256BitXBox360.Andtheworldwaspoorerforit.Iforonecantwaitforthe1024</p><p>BitPlaystation4.</p><p>8 When Disney Games Were Good</p><p>Disneydonthaveacluethesedayswhenitcomestovideogames.Presentlytheyareclosinggood</p><p>consolegamedeveloperslikeBlackRock(Split/Second,Pure)andrefocusingonsocialgamesand</p><p>smartphones.YettheentirelastdecadeorsohasntyieldedtoomanygemsfromtheMouseHouse</p><p>(IlikedWarrenSpectorsEpicMickey,butitfellwellshortofexpectations).Filmcashingamesare</p><p>woefulingeneralthesedaysandDisneyhaveprovidedfewexceptionstothatrule.Butithasnt</p><p>alwaysbeenthisway,asyoullknowifyouhadaSegaMegaDriveintheearly90s.Backinthose</p><p>halycondays,someofverybestgamesweremadebyDisney.Admitedly,sayingDisneythemselves</p><p>usedtomakegoodgames ismisleadingafterallthe likesofCastleof IllusionStarringMickey</p><p>Mouse,itssequelWorldofIllusion(twoplayercoopwithDonaldDuck!),Quackshot(above)and</p><p>decentfilmtieinslikeAladdinandTheLionKingwereoftenmadeinhousebySega(orinthecase</p><p>oftheSNESAladdin,byCapcom).Theyweresomeofthebestplatformersofthedayandremain</p><p>amongthe</p><p>best</p><p>uses</p><p>of</p><p>Disney</p><p>licensing</p><p>period.</p><p>7 When Sonic And Mario Were Enemies</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Things Todays Gamers Wouldnt Understand - GameBasin.com</p><p> 4/9</p><p>ThesedaystheyaremorelikelytobepallingaroundattheOlympicGamesthancomingtoblows,</p><p>buttherewasatimewhenMariowouldhavebecomephysicallysickifyoumentionedSonicthe</p><p>Hedgehoginhispresence,sogreatwastheirmutualdisgust.Mascotsoftwogamingempiresand</p><p>nobodycrossedtheboarders.YouwereSegaoryouwereNintendooratleastthatshowitwas</p><p>forkidsintheearly90s.Thesedaystheyareforcedtosittogetherawkwardlyandposeforphotos,</p><p>likeAlexFergusonandArseneWengeratanLMAdinner.Ok,theymayneverhavebeenenemies,</p><p>butyoutrytellingthattoasixyearoldSegafanin1991!Backthenyouknewwhereyoustood.</p><p>YoudarenotlookattheNintendosectionoftheArgoscatalogueforfearthatShinobiwouldkick</p><p>youintonextweek.ThesedaysIflitterbetweenMicrosoft,SonyandNintendolikeacheapwhore,</p><p>goingwherever the latestdecentgamemightbe.Portal2 ismarginallybetteronPS3, so360</p><p>achievementsbedamned.AnewMariogameiscomingout?TimetofindmyWii(seriously,Idont</p><p>knowwhereitis).Likeanysensibleadult,Ihavenoblindbrandloyalties.Thoughthistribalrage</p><p>stillexistsbetweenfansofthedifferentconsoles,butalsobetweenfansofdifferenttypesofgames</p><p>(orevendifferentgamesinthesameseries).ButIcanttakepartanymorebecausemyteamwent</p><p>downvaliantlywithRyoHazukiandtheNaomiArcadeBoardcountedamongthecasualties.</p><p>6 When Rare Were Beyond Awesome</p><p>TodayBritishvideogamestudioRareareasubsidiaryofMicrosoftandareconsignedtomaking</p><p>XBLA avatar content and Kinect titles. This makes me weep openly. For Rare, makers of the</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Things Todays Gamers Wouldnt Understand - GameBasin.com</p><p> 5/9</p><p>ignoredGrabbed by the Goulies, irksome Ocarina of Timeclone Star Fox Adventuresand the</p><p>anticipatedbynooneKinectSports:SeasonTwo,usedtomakesomeofthefinestvideogames</p><p>planetEarth.TheyarebestrememberedfortheirdaysworkingforNintendo,notablyintheN64</p><p>erawheretheybashedoutMario64cloneBanjoKazooie,underratedMarioKart64cloneDiddy</p><p>KongRacingandBlastCorps,aswellasfilmtieinGoldenEye007formanyofmygeneration,THE</p><p>game(thoughIsuspectitsagedterribly).Butevenbeforethen,RaremadetheawesomeTeenage</p><p>MutantNinjaTurtlesripoffBattletoads,StreetFight/MortalKombatamalgamKiller Instinctand</p><p>theseminalDonkeyKongCountrytitlesthatdefinedtheSNES.EventhoughVivaPinataistheonly</p><p>gamemygirlfriendhaseverbeenobsessedby(creatinganelaborateseriesoffoldersandcharts</p><p>tohelpmonitorhergardens),itissafetosaythatRaretodayexistsinnameonlyscarcelyevena</p><p>shadowoftheirformerglory.ButdonthatethemforPerfectDarkZero,gentlereader,sharein</p><p>theirsorrow.Ifyouaredrinkingwhilstyoureadthis(andwhywouldntyoube?),pleasejoinmein</p><p>atoasttoourgoodfriendRare.</p><p>5 When You Had To Visit The Arcade To See</p><p>Amazing Graphics</p><p>Yeskids,theaboveusedtocountasamazinggraphics.Thatcowboyhatwouldmovearoundthe</p><p>dashboardandthattornadowow.Youdsinkpoundcoinafterpoundcoinintocr*plikeEighteen</p><p>WheelerPro</p><p>Trucker</p><p>just</p><p>for</p><p>the</p><p>chance</p><p>to</p><p>stare.</p><p>And</p><p>to</p><p>dream.</p><p>It</p><p>was</p><p>only</p><p>really</p><p>with</p><p>Segas</p><p>fondly</p><p>rememberedDreamcast,itselfmodelledontheNaomiarcadeboard,thatarcadequalitygraphics</p><p>gameintothehomewithperfectconversionsofHouseoftheDeadIIandCrazyTaxi.WhenIgot</p><p>anarcadeperfectcopyofEighteenWheelerontheillfatedconsoleandfoundthatitwasactually</p><p>total rubbish if you spent more than 60 seconds playing it, I knew the arcades days were</p><p>numbered.Butbeforethen,eventhoughtheMegaDrivelaidclaimtoarcadequalitygraphicsand</p><p>sound,thelikesofAlteredBeastandGoldenAxewerepoorcousinstotheircoinopcounterparts.</p><p>Itsallchangednowthough.VisitmostarcadesinBritainandyoullfindthesame,creakyunitsthat</p><p>weretheretenyearsago.Andeveniftheydohaveamorerecentgame,itwontlookatgoodas</p><p>Crysiswillit?Indeed,todayyoucouldwalkintoanarcadewithaperfectportofSEGARallyrunning</p><p>onyouriPadandlaughatthemanwhoworksthereashetriestosellyoutokens,perhapspointing</p><p>atyourtouchscreenanddoinga littledance.Andyouddothat,wouldntyou?Youdespicable</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Things Todays Gamers Wouldnt Understand - GameBasin.com</p><p> 6/9</p><p>person.</p><p>4 When Mum Would Knock The Controller Lead</p><p>Wellitdidntstrictlyhavetobeyourmumitjustmostoftenhappenedtobeinmyexperience</p><p>but, until recent times, peoplewould oftenwalk in front of video game players and into the</p><p>outstretchedleadofacontroller,eithera)yankingsaidcontrollerfromthegamersunsuspecting</p><p>handsorb)sendingtheconsoleflyingofftheshelf(thiswasworse).TheoriginalXboxof2002tried</p><p>tosolvethisproblempriortotheinventionofwirelesscontrollers, byingeniouslymakingitsothat</p><p>thefirstthingtogiveintheeventofahuman/controllercablecollisionwastheleaditself,which</p><p>woulddetachintotwopieceslikeafrightenedsalamandertothereliefofallconcerned.Myhazy</p><p>memoryleadsmetorecollectthat,atthispoint,thegameyouwereplayingwouldautomatically</p><p>pause.ThoughImaybemakingthisup.Trytellingthattothekidstodaywiththeirwirelessmotion</p><p>controllersandhandsfree,bluetoothenabled,smartpads(orwhatever).Theyllneverknowwhat</p><p>itwaslike!Honestly,itsenoughtomakeyouwanttoattackyourowneyeballswitharustyspoon.</p><p>3 When Blowing The Cartridge Was The</p><p>Solution</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Things Todays Gamers Wouldnt Understand - GameBasin.com</p><p> 7/9</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Things Todays Gamers Wouldnt Understand - GameBasin.com</p><p> 8/9</p><p>thosedaystherewasanincrediblyhighchancethatanyPCgameyouboughtwouldnotwork.And</p><p>youd often haveno ideawhy. I remember,when installing the aforementioned LBA,messing</p><p>aroundinsettingsforhourstotryandfindouthowIcouldgetthesoundtowork.Itwasworthit</p><p>though,asmanyofthegamesIvementionedrankamongthebestIveeverplayed.</p><p>1 When Um I Dont Know How To Describe</p><p>This</p><p>Unliketheabove,thisonehasprobablynevereffectedyoupersonally.Butitstheweirdest1990s</p><p>gamingmemoryIhaveanditinspiredmetowritethislistinthefirstplace,soImgoingtoputit</p><p>hereregardless.BeforeItellyouaboutthisitrequiressomebackground:inthelate90splayinga</p><p>fourplayergame,forexampleGoldenEye007,haditsdrawbacks.Withalltheactiondividedinto</p><p>foursectionsononetelly,eachplayerwasabletoseewhateverybodyelseonthescreenwas</p><p>doing.TheupshotofthisbeingthatyoucouldntverywellplantProximityMines intheFacility</p><p>withouttheotherthreeplayersseeingexactlywhatyouwereplanning.Itwasaninherentflawin</p><p>thewayweplayedgamesbackthenwhichtodayseemsanachronistic,howevermuchweallretain</p><p>fondmemoriesofplayingwithmatesinthesameroom.Now,Icantfindanyimages,videosor</p><p>articlestosupportwhatImabouttowrite,butI100%remembervariousN64magazines(yes,we</p><p>allusedtobuymagazinesbackthen)runningstoriesaboutpeoplewhowentthroughalotofhassle</p><p>toplay</p><p>four</p><p>player</p><p>split</p><p>screen</p><p>games</p><p>split</p><p>over</p><p>four</p><p>separate</p><p>TVs</p><p>so</p><p>each</p><p>player</p><p>could</p><p>plot</p><p>bloody</p><p>murder inprivate.Now, thesedays thatsounds likenothing todayyoud setupaLAN ifyou</p><p>wanted tobeold fashionedabout it,ormore likelyyoudjustscrap thecablesandplayonline</p><p>together.Butthe1997solutionforthehardcorewasmad.Somebizarresectionofsocietyactually</p><p>didthefollowing(IpromiseImnotmakingthisup):youhadtofirstpurchaseafourwaysplitter</p><p>cablethatallowedyoutoplugtheN64intofourTVs.Thenyouhadtousetapeandcardboardto</p><p>blackouttheotherthreescreensoneachTV.Hardlysoundsworthitdoesit?Andbesides,youd</p><p>stillbeabletoheareverythingeveryonedid,even ifyouwenttothefurthertroubleofputting</p><p>eachTVinaseparateroom.Butthereyougo,thatsprobablythemostridiculous90sgamingstory</p><p>thekidstodaywontappreciate.</p></li><li><p>8/11/2019 10 Things Todays Gamers Wouldnt Understand - GameBasin.com</p><p> 9/9</p><p>PC Game CD Keys:</p><p> EAGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/publisher/ea.html</p><p> RPGGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/rpggame.html</p><p> ACTGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/actgame.html</p><p> FPSGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/fpsgame.html</p><p> AdventureGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/avggame.html</p><p> RacingGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/racgame.html</p><p> SportGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/sptgame.html</p><p> FTGGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/ftggame.html</p><p> RTSGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/rtsgame.html</p><p> SLGGamesCDKeyhttp://www.gamebasin.com/pcgames/slggame.html</p></li></ul>