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[-] CaptainEffort@sh.itjust.works 95 points 1 month ago

The switch is already 7 years old. In a couple of years it’ll be in the same spot…

[-] The_Picard_Maneuver@lemmy.world 38 points 1 month ago

It feels relatively new to me still! Although I'm sure it feels like an eternity to kids. All the consoles that came out through the 90s and early 2000s felt like distinct eras to me.

[-] lugal@lemmy.world 26 points 1 month ago

I think Douglass Adams had this this categorization: what's new in the first third of your life is normal and has always been there, in the second third is new and exciting and the last third the fall of civilization

[-] Klear@lemmy.world 3 points 1 month ago

The fall of civilisation is normal and has always been there.

[-] lugal@lemmy.world 1 points 1 month ago

That's the fourth state. Not all reach it

[-] CaptainEffort@sh.itjust.works 18 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Think about the fact that an 11 year old who got a Switch at launch is a literal adult now. It’s bizarre for me to think about.

And yeah lol I totally get that, the PS1 only came out like 5 years before I was born but it felt like ancient technology to me.

[-] The_Picard_Maneuver@lemmy.world 14 points 1 month ago

Oh man, I can't imagine what you must think of cartridges.

[-] FuglyDuck@lemmy.world 9 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

The first game beat I was 6 or 7. I wasn’t supposed to play it- it was “dad’s”. But that shiny, golden cartridge was too hard to pass up.

(Yes I beat Zelda before he did. Also got caught when I told him how to beat water temple.)

My dad got really sick one time when I was a kid. He was at home for a couple weeks. He started playing Donky Kong 64 on our Nintendo 64. He beat the game, got better and went back to work, and never played another video game ever again. He wouldn't even tell me how to beat it. It took me forever.

[-] FuglyDuck@lemmy.world 2 points 1 month ago

DK64?

I’m so sorry you couldn’t have played the OG DK…. So much better….

[-] LunarLoony@lemmy.sdf.org 4 points 1 month ago

Considering you have to play the original to complete DK64, they probably did.

(Not only that but you have to be really good at playing the original. With an N64 pad, too!)

[-] FuglyDuck@lemmy.world 1 points 1 month ago

That wasn’t quite the original. There were a few distinctions that made the OG arcade better.

One of them was reducing the extra life’s.

[-] LunarLoony@lemmy.sdf.org 2 points 1 month ago

It was the original, but starting from a higher (possibly the highest?) difficulty level and, as you say, with only one life. But yes, it's not quite the same experience as if you just rocked up to your average cabinet in 1981.

Either way, the two games are so wildly different that I don't see much value in comparing them directly

[-] samus12345@lemmy.world 4 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

5 years before you were born? You must be super young!

does the math

...fuck.

The closest thing I have to a video game seeming old is black and white ones like Pong or Space Invaders. I'm old enough to remember when Pac-Man was current tech.

[-] RecluseRamble@lemmy.dbzer0.com 11 points 1 month ago

All the consoles that came out through the 90s and early 2000s felt like distinct eras to me.

Because they were. Back then games changed drastically with more powerful systems. Today, you sometimes have the same game available for multiple console generations.

[-] vaultdweller013@sh.itjust.works 7 points 1 month ago

Hell the Last of Us is on every plastation system from the PS3 onwards, also Skyrim. There were also notable differences between PC and console games with random bits of overlap, now its a fucken circle.

[-] samus12345@lemmy.world 4 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Yup. NES to SNES - huge! SNES to N64 - huge! N64 to Gamecube - huge! Gamecube to Wii - ehh, widescreen is nice, graphics aren't that much better otherwise. Wii to Wii U - more of a jump than Gamecube to Wii thanks to HD. Wii U to Switch - not really that different, it's the system actually being popular and portable that makes it better more than the tech.

Used to be that 5 years was enough time for graphics to be astronomically better. Now we have games approaching 20 years old that don't look too bad by today's standards.

[-] MonkderDritte@feddit.de 3 points 1 month ago

Skyrim without mods? That's possible?

[-] SomethingBurger@jlai.lu 12 points 1 month ago

You could have not said that yet you chose to.

[-] samus12345@lemmy.world 4 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I'm surprised that Nintendo has kept using it for so long. Looks like it'll be 8 years old before they have a successor. It took so long that I got tired of waiting for it to be obsolete and went ahead and modded it after they pulled that Yuzu crap.

[-] callouscomic@lemm.ee 4 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

And it was already old hardware when it launched!

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