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Old 08 February 2003, 01:22   #1
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Question We talk the talk but do we walk the walk?

Ive just read an interesting thread on another forum. It asks the question 'Are you bored of games?'
A lot of the people there seem to be replying that they spend all their time these days talking about games rather than playing them, bacause they enjoy it more!
Is this a problem with our generation of gamers that hark back to that golden era? How much time do you actually spend playing compared to talking about games?

Is nostalgia our favourite game?
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Old 08 February 2003, 02:07   #2
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hehe... great thread, i've often thought about this i spend much more time talking about Amiga games than actually playing them (here, irc and work)

i'm playing alot of ViceCity at the moment thou, 6 hour game sessions a plenty
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Old 08 February 2003, 02:21   #3
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Hi Guys, new to EAB, anyway I know what you mean, talking about games sometimes can be a little more exciting, maybe not where Vice City is concerned though !!!!!
 
Old 08 February 2003, 02:34   #4
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Hey Djay, are you still there, how far have you got on Vice City ?????
 
Old 08 February 2003, 10:40   #5
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Few days ago I played again Kick Off 2 for Amiga for a lot of hours. I use to play only games of the old century, due to my 166Mhz, now I'm playing Toca 2. I hate all new stuff, as PS2.
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Old 08 February 2003, 21:44   #6
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I'm not sure about games in general, but I definately spend more time on EAB talking about the Amiga than I spend playing games on it. I would say though I probably am bored of games, I have a large choice of games to play but at the moment I just can't be bothered. The only game I am playing on my PC recently is a demo of Carmageddon 2 (and I just bought the full version from eBay ). But I on't talk about PC games much either.
I mostly play Amiga games for a quick half-hour fix of fun, like a Euro Cup on Sensible Soccer(92/93) or a blast through some levels of Ruff n Tumble. The only game I really want to play is Final Fantasy 7 but a mate of mine has my Disc 1 and I haven't seen him to get it back .
 
Old 08 February 2003, 23:18   #7
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I've experienced this phenomenon with many people in many forums already. You can usually recognize people who only talk about games (i.e. people who are purely nostalgic about them) from the way they're referring to them: in past tense ( "that was a great game" ). I can't say I belong to that group though - playing a game of The Settlers as I'm typing this
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ermm... i've got my mansion.. have done a couple of tommy's missions... have bought Ice Cream Factory, ShipYard, Poleposition and the all make a profit for me.... got about 70k in the bank... i have played it for that long... i've not stuck to the main missions.. i've done a lot of the extras

ITS a GREAT game
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i think a good balance between Retro and Modern is best, i play a few Amiga games, a few PS2 games and a few PC games... i play my GBA when i'm offsite
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ermm... i've got my mansion.. have done a couple of tommy's missions... have bought Ice Cream Factory, ShipYard, Poleposition and the all make a profit for me.... got about 70k in the bank... i have played it for that long... i've not stuck to the main missions.. i've done a lot of the extras

ITS a GREAT game
Yeah it is, i haven't progressed that far !!! I am into FIFA 2003 at the moment and trying to get through The Getaway.

I was never into the FIFA series before but they have made some real improvments to the game and it looks fantastic, all the licenses and everything.

I might try to get back into GTA though cause it is worth trying to complete it. I think I got stock on one of the missions though which is why I stopped playing it for a while.
 
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some missions i have had to retry a few times... they are a lot harder than GTA3...

i've got Getaway... but i'm NOT hooked at all... nice graphics etc... but i prefer the freedom of VC & GTA3
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I play a lot of games. However, I find that I am spending time with my Amiga (real or emulated) less and less.

When the mood stikes me, though, I fire up a game of Pirates! (all-time fave, Amiga version is the best bar-none) or sometimes Cannon Fodder or Walker.

I think part of the problem for me is having to muck around with the settings in WinUAE for a few minutes in order to get some of my "untried" games to work.

I just think that it sucks to put so much effort into getting a game to run, just to find that it awful.
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i think a good balance between Retro and Modern is best, i play a few Amiga games, a few PS2 games and a few PC games... i play my GBA when i'm offsite
Snap!

Playing Cadaver on n off
Playing ICO PS2 (renewed my faith in modern games)
Playing Advance wars on PC (Although I have just bought it for GBA.....now I just need my GBA back)
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