>Playing game on XBOX HUGE
>Get a new game for Christmas
>Game detects that it's Christmas and changes gameplay
What other cool vidya trends need to come back?
Fuck, I remember figuring out the format to cheat codes in Simpsons Road Rage and sitting there for literally half an hour putting every combination I could think of in.
When I unpaused the game there was no skybox, I could see the hitboxes for objects, I was driving as Mr. Burns in a red brick car and had unlocked a top-down camera perspective... shit was fucked up.
>Project Diva f
>the vocaloids have an event for your birthday
Anyone else wish that when vidya games do this sort of holiday crap that they do it for longer than a day? It's annoying when it's just ONE day.
Like, gimme two weeks to enjoy that shit without having to tinker with my system clock.
Some codes do shit like skip a section of a game or enter debug mode or something.
You wouldn't just want it there in the options menu for anyone to see and fiddle around with.
But if you put it in the form of a code it's most likely that whoever's using the code has already seen a fair amount of the game and is a bit of an insider too.
>Buy old game
>No holes punched though it to save money
>Manual is in colour
>Manual isn't a single slip of paper
>Manual actually has interesting information because the people who made the game were passionate about it
There are 4 games that I've purchased so far that didn't have a manual at all and the controls were printed on the back of the cover that you could see through the case.
>no holes punched through it to save money
that's really why they do it? fuck me
>mom goes to buy some shit
>lets me rent a game
>read the box of the game while she drives home
Local multi isn't ever gonna see a comeback. At least not until everything is streamed and consoles are gone.
XBone and PS4 have enough trouble just running games on their own, let alone having to render the game world twice over
this one hurts the most for me. The shit they pass as easter eggs now are either stupid shallow meme references or things you'd have to be paraplegic to miss in the first place.
I miss when you had to do shit no one would think of doing in the first place to get something as innocuous as a silly little text box or a gag weapon
Halo 2 is a big one on this tipe of shit. The game was a half-baked mess but it had hidden stuff absolutely everywhere, not even counting the skulls. Like pic related, who on their right mind would check a particular corner of an offline multiplayer map after changing to a very specific date?
I still remember the first time I had a game that wasn't second hand.
My Father got me Age of Mythology. The Titans Expansion.
That case. That manual. That bigass poster with all the diagrams showing the age progress and improvements you had with each Major and Minor God.
It was beautiful.
Some things I loved:
>manual has detailed info. on items/characters/areas in the game
>has a notes section
>doesn't repeat the same crap in another language to artificially lengthen the manual
>comes with a map
When I saw the big map in Red Dead Redemption case, I knew I was in for a great game.
>Buy a giant cheat manual
>Simpsons Hit and Run
>Cheat to go top speed really fast
>Cheat to remove speedcap
>Cheat to blow up cars by touching them
>Cheat to have car jump by honking your horn
Days worth of gameplay time added.
I remember going to level 2 and going to the burned down building near the police station, and driving onto the stairs and using the car-jumping code. I flew into the air so fast it reset my car. So, I went from 10 to 710 mph in about a few seconds. Upward.
Also, I have played Hit and Run so much I could answer any question you throw at me about the game. Is it bad that I still find the game enjoyable to play after playing through it 100 times over the course of 8 years?!
If Virtual Reality wasn't a realistic possibility in the next ten years I would probably kill myself
>jump in the water outside the zone that teleports you back
>walk around underneath the water
>fall through the floor forever
I used to try to break the game many times with the jump cheat, the memories
>cops come after you exploding
>sometimes fail the mission because the cops keep bumping you off course
I could probably still go back to that game. I know some people who are really critical of it, but I think half of loving it is also being a huge Simpsons fan. Which I am. Always watched the show growing up so the game being the show plus GTA, I was pretty hooked.
I don't think I ever 100%'d the game more than once, though..
>Mfw the only game i can think of recently that does holiday style events in game is GTAV
>Xmas is the whole place caked in snow
>Halloween, just some pumpkins infront of a lighthouse
>Halloween is the only holiday that isnt DLC/Added later
video games no. come back. please.
>hunting Saint Rappies on Christmas in PSO
Where has my life gone
>I never got to experience GTAV's secrets because I only ever rented it and my Xbox 360 was stolen with my rented copy in it
Oh, well. At least I got to see what was at the bottom of the lake.
The plane Trevor crashed wasn't there.
>go to the store
>grandparents buy me a video game
>they stop at a dozen more places between the store and home
Ten year old me was an impatient little bitch.
>came up with the easiest multi-million game selling idea ever (based on a retarded as fuck concept that has been proven multiple times in the past to sell like fucking snake oil)
>too stupid to make the game
I just want to go on an adventure again, in a world I'm conditioned to care about not expected to for no reason, without any immersion breaking shit like dlc dumbass pop culture references. Gurumin and Ys are the only games that understand this, I just want to fall in love with what I'm being presented with!
Funny you mention it. I lost my copy of the game when I moved years ago.
When I told a friend of mine, he bought me a new copy of the original. 3 days later the Steam release was announced. Piss.
How's the Steam Release?
>going out with parents/grandparents
>they stop at the boring store next to the store you actually want to go to
>going to the Kids R Us within the Toys R Us
>going to the mall and walking past the toy stores
>driving in the car and they turn down a road that immediately tells you "we're not going there" without saying it to you
I remember that game. It was decent, but the world was a little too empty.
I liked that it was set in modern-day Greece though. Too few games set in the real world take advantage of unique settings. Everything's in madeupistan, Germany, or Ukraine/Russia. Why not New Zealand, or Chile, or Tibet?
For me, it was usually Burger King or a local Fun Center.
>parents take us to KMart
>brother asks if he can have something for his GameBoy
>Mom actually says yes
>Ask if I can have something for my GameBoy
>Mom says yes
>I get a battery powered magnifying back light so I can play my games in the dark
>My brother got an AC adapter
Probably the one time I looked like a retard next to him.
>"we'll go home as soon as I'm done browsing these clearance racks, boyo"
One thing I miss are magazines that had things like maps and walkthroughs for games. I always preferred flipping through Nintendo Power and Tips & Tricks more than shit like Gamepro and EGM that focused on news and reviews. Looking at the walkthroughs for a game got me more hyped for it than just reading some chucklefuck's opinion about it
I want things to come back where if the player couldnt interact with it in some way it wasnt there to tease you unless it was background shit. Everything was deliberate, it was there for a reason, not just because whatever random game of the month had it
>Buy Marvel vs Capcom 2 for the PS2 for sister.
>Be naive about Marvel vs Capcom 2 on the PS2 being meh.
>Sit in the back of the car as your mother drives.
>Examine box and gleam at the sight of the character select.
>Mother: "I think you bought the game more for you than your sister."
My sister adores MvC2, but my mother was right.
>look at achievement list
>Achievement: Find the Hidden Easter Egg located behind the outhouse on level 3
>getting walkthroughs for games
>following the sales charts in the days before the internet
>same with the fan art
>letters to the editor section
>Pokecenter where the beginnings of competitive Pokemon grew
Shit man I really miss Nintendo Power. Hell I even miss their hugbox forums.
>playing Animal Crossing
>Bob comes up to me
>"Hey Anon, whens your birthday, nyaa?"
>tell him October
>several months later
>my birthday arrives
>same standard crap in the mail
>see a.letter with a present in it
>its from Bob
>Bob gave me the Master Sword for my birthday
I miss you Bob, move back in already
It's the reality of modern games. Digital downloads are more popular and convenient than ever, there's no incentive to make the case a compelling part of the value the user gets. And any information you would get from a manual can be found in a 2-second Google search.
Not defending it at all, I think a lot of that stuff gave the game character. But from a business standpoint, it makes total sense
It is. At least to me. I grew up on Zelda, and it gave me a raging hardon for adventure ,discovering new things, revisting old places just for memory's sake, but thanks to the infuriatingly stupid fanbase for it the games have deteriorated like shit. I discovered Ys when Chronicles came out, and it recaptured all the magic and wonder from the old Zelda games that newer games have sucked out.
>be the kind of person who enjoys reading game manuals
>buy a PS3 game
>open case and look through manual
>it's four fucking pages
>nothing more than a "How to Setup Game" for mouthbreathers
>remember a time when manuals were actually enjoyable to go through.
>Games are phasing out local multiplayer
>Even multiplayer centric games
What the literal fuck is this about. System link is one thing, I hate that it disappeared but I can at least think of an excuse. However local multiplayer games are sacred, you can't do this to me.
I used to get so freaked out just walking around the Halo 2 maps by myself. Ling ling's head always gave me the willies, and I would psych myself the fuck out looking for the Ghost of Lockout.
I dove the whole lake. I mean, there was
wreckage, but the whole fucking plane fell into the lake. And weren't there cars, drugs and guns on it? What was at the bottom of that lake was a fucking cop out.
I actually don't remember what was on it. I just remember being disappointed by what I found.
It's about having a little secret that you either have to find out on your own, or know someone or something that has knowledge of it. Things are rarely as fun when they are just given to you straight out.
Any really, I'd skip 1&2 since it's mostly story.
If you have a vita I'd start with Memories of Celceta then Origin, if you don't have a vita just play Origin then just go wild on the rest.
>Only an ad for The Order: 1886 (not likely, buddy) and Until Dawn (who knows when that shit will be out)
When I buy digitally I don't expect these things for obvious reasons, but you couldn't even give me a physical manual in a boxed, retail copy? What the fuck?
People used to play video games for themselves rather than to show off achievements And the latest gear they grinded for. I'm guilty of this too, but I do miss the simpler times.
course if you don't mind playing games for the story and don't mind shitty gameplay (if you can even call it that) then play 1&2 but I would never personally recommend 1&2 to anyone not already interested in Ys.
>Ghost of Lockout
Oh man, now that's something that got lost in time. I remember spending days worth of collective playtime in San Andreas just chilling through the woods, dead certain I'd find a ghost or Bigfoot or something. The first time I found one of those ghost cars I freaked the fuck out
Well actually the holes thing is more because of EPA and shit getting on peoples' asses about how much plastic is being wasted on game cases, and I remember Nintendo specifically getting shit talk to an extreme years back because they were the last ones to still use full plastic cases.
Supposedly there was a chance that if you were alone on Lockout, an AI with a Spartan model and no animations would sometimes spawn and slide itself around shooting at you. It was speculated to be a scrapped multiplayer bot, though I don't think it was ever confirmed. Still, I gave myself the creeps looking for it.
I miss these types of games. They were actually fun as shit and on the same tier as Tony Hawk games.
Oath is my favorite which is why I didn't recommend it first as per his request.
Dragon's Dogma suffers a lot of first 5% of the game is awesome, the last 25% is awesome but everything in the middle sucked, you gotta trudge through it. The DLC was overall mostly great though. That was a well done DLC.
I've always wanted to play it. I'm tempted to pick up a ps3 or 360 just for that. I hear it forces you to man up and travel like a real adventurer without any fast travel bullshit
>Trying to get all the cheats in Goldeneye
>Have to use shit like strafe running, damage boosting and alerting enemies to make them open doors for you in order to make it with a second to spare
I want developers to be good enough at their own games to make actual challenges again.
I beat NBA Street Vol 2 a couple of months ago after not having played it since release
still extremely fun as ever
>you will never hang out on The Flood again, young and blissfully unaware of 4chan and all the bullshit it entails
They already figured out what caused that.
NFL Blitz was fun too.
There is fast travel sort of, you get access to these crystals throughout the name (I don't remember any terminology) that you can put down and teleport to those crystals if you used an item.
The item wasn't that cheap and your crystals are pretty limited for a very long time but it's still an option. It also leads to late game having tons of crystals and the money to afford to fast travel 24/7 so it was almost like a self-regulated reward for getting near the end game.
There are a number of other great PS3 titles by now, so if you were gonna go through with it, I'd recommend it on that console. Dark Arisen is the version you want, contains the vanilla game and a fucking excellent expansion, for reasonably cheap.
The only thing I ever printed off from there was the Monkey Combat table someone made for Escape From Monkey Island
And then I found out there was a built in cheat sheet by pressing the shoulder buttons and I was pissed beyond belief
the video is real but it's just a rare network problem that is pretty common with the PC version which is why the explanation for the console version is accepted.
A player failed to connect to the other players but still connected to the lobby.
I remember years ago, there was a guy who died getting hit by a roller coaster at a Six Flags, and someone took a picture of the coaster and shopped the Halo UI into it along with a message saying "[guy's name] was splattered by a coaster".
That's almost disappointing. Still, Halo 2 was such a glitchy fuck it's unsurprising. I used to spend hours doing the flip tank trick.
>cheat codes are hidden in the french section of the manual
I preordered the game on stream with high hopes of reliving my childhood in HD but all I got was a main menu that was faulty which also auto skipped the intro video (which was one of the coolest intros as a kid). The only thing changed is the wide screen. So called HD ;_;
It gives the feeling of setting out on a quest in a high-fantasy setting. You've got a pretty varied combat system and a pretty neat multiplayer-type mechanic.
Also night time makes things actually pretty scurry and changes things up a bit if you decide to venture out instead of waiting til morning.
Any other games you'd reccomend? I've been buying and buying but none have captured my heart like Nier did. No More Heroes was pretty fantastic, though it has a different, more surreal sense of wonder. If it even is wonder, it's more along the lines of fascination.
>Game included a demo on the disc for another game
this. It's okay if you don't want to make a manual like fallout 1's (though it's fantastic if you do) but come on, give us something, a little flavor text freplay in the manual before we get started
I don't normally do this, but I love you all so much. I'll be turning in so I won't be able to respond anymore. This isnt much of an issue usually but you guys broke into my heart. Goodnight you beautiful bastards
>didn't have a computer as a kid
>go to the library
>literally drew the map and all the items of merit for every dungeon in the game.
I'm sure if I look around I have my notebook of 100+ pages of maps for many games. Some hand-drawn myself, some copied from guides/pages on the internet, some I even made up on my own for fun.
Probably what led to me becoming a fa/tg/uy.
Notable maps I remember are:
Kid Chameleon level guide
Heh, man I remember inviting friends for a round of bumper cars on blood gulch and everyone was fine with it.
Found what I was looking for, loved this.
This industry won't get a wakeup call from the good ol' days as long as there are shit-tier "gamers" who support stupid decisions. Note that these "gamers" are made up of "nerds" who only classify themselves as such and have probably never played a good solid classic video game besides Portal.
Hold the phone. Manuals arent used anymore because any tutorial that needed to be seen can easily be implemented in the game now. Sure i miss the hell out of reading the manual on the car ride home but they are outdated and basically useless now.
>joining a glitch guild and going around breaking everything.
>Superbouncing, sword-flying with a rocketlauncher, going out of bounce on every map, etc..
I remember having so much fun when the DLC maps came out because we weren't just copying people, WE found some of that shit.
>tfw breaking out of Sanctuary(?) and sliding down the waterfall and laughing with your bros
Such innocent fun I will never have again.
Well... I have to link the intro now.
Building the wonder at the end with Arkantos going demi-god status was just awesome... I sent him by himself most of the time because of that aoe ability.
Halo 1-3 had the best easter eggs. My favorites were the hidden songs you could find in random places and flipping a elephant using a tank and you'll get the message "Wait... how did you do that?"
Have little messages in out-of-the-way corners you can only see if you're playing on the highest difficulty. Have 1/1000 chance things that happen if you're fucking around by yourself in an area. Have an enemy that has a funny line somewhere.
Halo 2 in particular just had a lot of ambience that you didn't notice when playing with other people, but become deafeningly present when wandering around by yourself.
There were all kinds of unofficial games. Cat and Mouse, where two guys get in Wraiths and attempt to boostram everyone else to death, Tower of Power, where everyone gets shotguns and no shields and tries to hold the tower in Ascension, a game where everyone gets onto the little Banshee pad and tries to hijack the guy with the Banshee, who does nothing but ram the pad and do barrel rolls to launch people to their death...fun times
>bought a ps3 last month
>bought MLB The Show 14 since I'm a big baseball fan
>there is no paper manual telling you what the controls are
>there's a digital version that comes with the game
>the controls are printed inside of the case, on the back of the cover art
I remember MVP BaseBall 2004 and 5 both had 20 page manuals that showed a player all different types of controls.
Fuck, I just nostalgia'd hard.
Had a demo disk that had THPS 1 and a few other games. Spent so many hours playing the first level of THPS with my dad while listening to SO HERE I AM!
Off the top of my head no, it's a problem I'm dealing with myself (adventure games aren't popular anymore, nor is games about exploration, finding the both is even harder).
Only thing I can think of is:
stalker - it's a FPS but it's major selling point is the atmosphere and exploration. Especially when you add mods into the mix.
Kingdom of Amular - Combat gets repetitive but it's pretty fun and I'm a sucker for fey lore.
yume nikki/.flow/2kki/etc... - Exploration is all the games have but it's very good at it.
If you find any tell me anon, I mean seriously tell me, I'm not joking.
>tfw you join a friend's group and stumble into a hacker lobby
>tfw crazy shit like massive stairways of platforms to jump up, Scarab guns for everyone, the Scarab in Turf standing up and moving
>tfw have a shitton of fun hoping you don't get banned
>being the only player left playing Icecream Man
I'm mainly focusing on recreating the multiplayer of Halo, and then a Firefight fight type mode after, before I get to any work on the single player.
But I do plan on doing a single player, though I don't want to make it an exact copy
though making some mission packs that are just the Halo campaigns would be a fun project to undertake, since this is going to be a "spiritual successor" instead of a recreation Halo directly.
What are some good easter eggs to put in the multiplayer stage, such as the Lockout Ghost or the Zanzibar sign. Maybe hidden skulls or messages in far off places you can't reach normally.
Ahh hell what was that island map called.... Relic yeah, I remember joining a multiplayer game on there and there was so much modded stuff everywhere.
I think my favorite part was the flying spectre turrets.
Oh and the mad scramble to get back into mod games after everything stops working/going to a new map.
Superjumps would be nice. I dunno, you should use Havok but intentionally make it as hilariously fucky as possible. Little messages and jokes are of course encouraged, but it's hard to really suggest anything because most of Bungies' were injokes anyways.
I do request that you put "Frog blast the vent core" somewhere, though.
Arkantos awaken... Man this is still as good as I can remember. I dont understand why they would take it out anyway its not like it looks that dated tbh
>tfw breaking out of bounds usually took effort with the odd exception like morrowind which foreshadowed current buggy games and Halo 2 which was so rushed you can just walk out of bounds
>now I just accept that I'll probably clip through the floor at some point in modern games and can only hope they put in a safety net to teleport me back to the surface and not a kill zone
Combat is pretty shotty (I'd recommend avoiding it whenever possible)
I'd also up the speed/turn rate of the boat
but aside from those two gripes, Sunless Sea is a fantastic game about exploring an Undersea filled with Love-craftian Horrors and just trying to survive in the world and getting mixed up in the crazy shit you find on all the islands. It's still getting free updates including submarines soon to travel even deeper underwater for more 2spooky.
>Easter eggs were mixed up in the fabrications of "That kid" stories making them even harder to find
>Game comes out
>Achievement hunter fags at rooster teeth ruin literally everything fun hidden in the game
>HINT: You can remove the disc from the PS3 by pushing the eject button
>A dev puts a good easter egg in the game, people literally don't find it anymore.
I have no idea, I miss the AoM custom games though. Running away from a Son of Osiris in a maze sticks with me still.
I think I did it at some point but it's just too far back, all I can recall is four spartans running around the map looking for stuff.
They should've used the albatross instead of just using it as a warthog spawn as well.
>render the game world twice over
But the total resolution rendered is the same. Unless a TON of processing power is saved by occlusion culling (or whatever it's called) I don't see how it would make a difference.
> Purchase DaS 1 Collectors Edition
> Comes with map
> Think I got jewed because you could only see Undead Parish and sections of other places
> Threw it out because I was annoyed at getting jewed
> Mfw the world was layered, not spread out
> The entire world was there the entire time
>you will never again pick a game based solely on the boxart
I had no fucking idea Harvest Moon 64 was about fucking farming and I never would have fell in love with it if I knew about that before hand
>Use Peds riot in a GTA PS2 game
I never knew why that cdoe fucked the game up so hard.
>be me early 2007
>fooling around on Valhalla with friends
>friend and I both in river with mongooses(geese?)
>suddenly hop off and kill him
>few seconds later drop dead
No killed by guardians either was just suddenly killed, we all had a laugh because we thought bungie just decided to kill me.
>Boot up Wii U on my birthday a few months ago
>It's bgm is much more chipper and cute
>It acknowledged my birthday
>I didn't get any birthday wishes on Facebook, even insincere ones from friend whores who don't know who I am
Did you ever use the weird wheelie function on the Covie vehicles to drive up walls of stuff? In particular I remember one of the DLC maps that was a snowy area with forerunner stuff had this big spire on top of a mountain, and it was possible to scoot the alien warthog all the way to the top.
I always pushed shit into the jump pads in hopes of it landing on someone and killing them.
>Bungie's 7-Step Plan for World Domination
Fuck, that takes me back, they had so much soul then. Remember the gorilla character they insisted worked on the website?
>Buying or renting a shitty game
>"This game is terrible"
>Beat all other good games owned
>Decide to play shitty game more
>"Eh, I guess this isn't so bad.. I like X and X about it"
Not anymore. Now we have Let's Plays to figure out if we even want to purchase the game.
Or games are so cheap now that it doesn't matter, you only spent less than five dollars on it, never play it again.
I'm referring mostly to Yoshi's Story and Castlevania 64...
nothing can beat the halo 2 manual with all its stories and recordings or whatever. The problem is that no one buys hard copies anymore so why bother making covers and manuals that will increase the cost of the product.
>used to buy random Nintendo Powers
>beginner guide for Harvest Moon 64
>was entranced and filled with wonder by the guide to get the blue apple
>never actually played it
>found a copy for 80 dollars
>don't care bought it
>magical charming experience
Those were better times
Oh yeah the Spectre was the best wall climber ever, and that map was... *checks wiki shamelessly damn memory* Containment oh yeah remember that those god damn gates that couldn't be closed after you opened them.
I think we all tried pushing shit into the mancannons hoping it would kill someone, that is fileshare worthy.
The best part was when they released the expansion disc for Halo 2, the manual was the same as the original except done from the Covenant's perspective, so every description was written differently, like shitting on human characters/weapons or referring to the enemy types by their Covenant names.
>level boundries deactivated
>fly to distant covenant cruiser
>it's really far away
>like holy shit you could fit entire open world games in the space between the intended play area for the level and the distant "city being burned by alien ship" background feature.
Bungie coulda made a shitty low quality cardboard cutout and stuck it just outside of the level boundries but they really went the extra mile to put in a big ass ship in the distance.
I don't have the webm but the outpost map of Unreal Tournament 4 is a science base thing on the edge of a waterfall overlooking this grassland archipelago and shows a gas giant out in the distance that the outpost appears to be on a moon of said gas giant.
With noclip you can explore the entire archipelago which is like the fucking size of all of skyrim, and I haven't seen this personally, but heard if you keep going you can go all the way out to the fucking gas giant.
Is Epic Games the new Bungie now that Bungie is nothing more than a shadow of their former selves?
All that DLC eventually ended up being free.... I really miss those times.
Also, I'm surprised these are still on youtube.
Warning sound isn't the best quality.
No, but getting the missile pod and jumping into it was always a fun way to score some kills.
The best feat I ever had in Halo was a time when I was playing with three bros on Sandtrap. I was in a Banshee, and someone sent a rocket my way, so I jumped out midflight, and managed to snipe a friend from across the map as I was falling and he was jumping. Queue wombo combo-esque shouting and general demotion of that friend to bitch status for the rest of the night.
I remember going afk in some maps was always treacherous. In particular the heretic gas processing plant map with the conveyor belts. You were either going to fall down a pit or get an explosive crate launched up onto you.
Has any other game done something like the Insomniac Museum where they let you see and test all the things that got cut and changed in the game?
this is why San Andreas was truly the last fun GTA.
it was just this giant world that could actually host some shit like Bigfoot in the back woods, or fucking Jason Voorhees at that little cabin with the wheelchair at the end of the dock.
I spent so much time just wandering around that game chasing things that didn't exist and letting myself get scared shitless at absolutely nothing, and i loved every minute of it
I'm just sad i lost my PS2, i have it on steam but it's just not the same to me.
Well, considering how UT3 went and Gears of War Judgement went... ehh we'll just have to see how the new Tournament holds up.
Oh yeah, I try talking about UT sometimes and no one knows what I'm talking about, but I bring up Epic Games,"Oh those guys who made Gears of War?"
Makes me sad man.
>going for record time on the first mission
>literally impossible unless one specific unscripted NPC is in the right spot at the right time to continue past that part without having to stop and wait.
>unlocking characters in smash bros will never be fun again because you already know who all the unlockables are
Nigga, you are my nigga. Best scooby doo game. I still have my copy
>tfw mustard race
>every game has cheats
>every game has had cheats since the early 1980s
>game includes another demo
>demo has cheats enabled
>use cheats for stage/level select
>can play the entire game
fucking spyro 3 with the crash bash demo. You can use the debug codes in the demo to pick every single minigame, literally 2 games in one, on the PS1 no less.
>you will never
shoot backwards with a tank and get a speed boost because of it ever again
>Revenge of the Sith on PS2
>play as Vader on final level
>kill Sheev and claim the galaxy for yourself
The galaxy belongs to him!
I had some good versus matches with friends back in the day...also that fight against Mace was ridiculous for younger me.
>trying to beat the staff ghost in F-Zero GX. A few of the dev ghosts actually use glitches that speedrunners discovered and used much later (mostly momentum throttling/drifting and snaking). I'm sure there is even a ghost that uses shift boost which blows my mind.
If you never learned about these advance techniques (assuming you played the game when it came out) some of the staff ghost are downright impossible to beat.
>is fucking great
>makes a gajillion dollars
>all the content they couldn't finish during development gets completed over the following months and released as free updates
>we just want to thank the fans for their support
a few years later: we're making our new game console exclusive because kids have no standards and we get $$$ for making shit and even more $$$ for selling content that we cut from the game reminder that xbox ruined the developer-consumer relationship forever
>Nearly every PS4/ONE game is either empty, or just has a 1 sheet advertisement
>Even some WiiU games are doing that, with a 1 sheet just telling you to use the digital manual
>Stupid "Eco" bullshit making cases have holes and shit, making it real fucking easy to puncture the artwork
I mean, for fucks sake if you are going to do a digital manual only THEN FUCKING MAKE IT LIKE OLD MANUALS. I've checked them, and all they are all disclaimers, controls, and maybe a small page or two of text on the game. No character bios, helpful hints, or anything. IT DOES NOT COST YOU ANYTHING SHIT HEADS, IT'S DIGITAL. God I hate everything.
>Got Akibas Trip
>Nice color manual with character bios, pictures, jokes that feel like they are from the characters
I mean, the game is shite, but thanks Xseed for cheering me up a little.
>Them old manuals that had lots of cool shit
>The manual was basically like adding an extra dimension to the game
Like Pokemon Red/BLue, the manual was the shit. It was really like you were given a "beginners guide to new Pokemon trainers" type of thing. Lots of helpful hints, some info on early Pokemon, the starters, about the Gym Leaders. It was fucking awesome. I love these kind of manuals the most, the ones that feel like a extension of the game.
Gaming will never go back to the glory of the old days. AAA developers do not give a fuck, all indie shit is digital only anyway. Fuck me, at least I have all my old shit still.
>buy physical game with huge case
>steam code inside it + instructions on using it
Yeah, I'm glad I have my old console games with their non flimsy cases and awesome manuals.
Hell, I'm glad I've stopped losing my pc game cases too... why was young me so stupid.
I'm still upset with myself for losing Empires: Dawn of the Modern World.
>There will never be a Hit and Run sequel with modern open world game TECHNOLOGY
>If there's ever another open world simpsons game, you'll be meeting people like U2 and Coldplay around every corner
I fucking hate this. If I go out of my way to buy a physical copy, there had better be 50 god damned cds in there
>reading game magazines as a kid
>"who is Marth? Who is Roy?"
>"Mr.Game and Watch?!"
>the requirements for Mewtwo and Game and Watch seemed impossible at the time
>didn't want to leave my Gamecube on overnight
>thought it would do damage to the system
To this day I don't think I've ever legit unlocked either of them. Don't think I'll ever have to now that I have a complete save file copied a few times over a couple cards.
>Microsoft Excel used to had cool features, and hidden secrets like games hidden in it
>The last version of excel to have this around the year 2000 had a mini flight simulator
>No fun supervisors found out and ordered never to introduce this or any fun add-on into excel as "it was a waste of time and resources"
Also I get everything is DLC, but only Lego games have Christmas stuff now. I guess Atheists won.
Why is it that the Nintendo 64 that could barely render 100 polygons at a time could have 4 player splitscreen multiplayer modes and systems with 8 times the power can't? Are they that obsessed with graphics that it can't be done?
>games will never come in boxes filled with CDs and an instruction manual, packed with details about the game like lore and classes
I don't think I would enjoy it simply based on the pattern of a lot of other franchises. It might just be because I've been playing the games for years but I can't enjoy GX without using any of the advance tactics. It just feels so stale in comparison.
Bought this game around when it came out. Been a lifelong fan since, even if the series has changed and doesn't resonate with me anymore.
Used to love buying/renting games on their unique artwork and back of box. N64 especially gives me mad nostalgia thinking about it. I still remember debating renting chameleon twist 1 and 2, and I never did. I still need to pick up a copy someday and properly play it. The box art is still clearly in my mind, even after all these years.
I'm pretty sure he means these.
On 360 it's usually just over the disk and it's usually a giant circular hole. Couldn't find an image of it on google for some reason.
They got bought by Vivendi Games who is owned by Blizzivision, who cut their staff almost entirely and is now support team lackeys for the rest of the company.
The last notable game they made was probably Prototype
The last game they made (according to their wikipedia article) was Prototype 2, in 2012.
That's literally the only reason I still support Nintendo.
Because they still have 4 player + local multiplayer. If they ever got rid of it then there's no reason for me to buy a Nintendo game again.
>PC games will never come in hueg boxes again
Grabbed the pic of google.
These stupid "eco" bullshit, to save a couple cents on cost of the cases to "save the environment".
The SLIGHTEST touch or bump in the general area of the eco part of the case, inside or out, can easily cause the artwork to get damaged.
Fucking bullshit, I'm paying $50-60 for this bullshit, I want my full case. I don't see DVD or BLURAYs doing this at all, I buy plenty of them and don't have a single one that does this.
>>There will never be a Hit and Run sequel with modern open world game TECHNOLOGY
There are about a lot of reasons for that.
One; games require more actual technology these days to make them casual-friendly and prevent DPS, Valve testers, and other similar retards from figuratively killing themselves with the controller if the game stops grabbing them by the hand.
Second; Games need a lot of effort and resources to simply look good these days, the reason why you will never see MGS3 like TECHNOLOGY again is because creating static models that simply look cool in modern games requires a dozen of people so that rules out fun during development, especially in AAA games that need to be shipped next month. A game would need to look like shit for developers to insert fun into it again, but it would be mocked to hell or called a tablet game, because Redditors, and shitposters run the gaming streets these days.
Third; the total sum of people who actually appreciated that is all located in this thread; and many pirated said games.
Fourth; Tablet games that charge for every time the player blinks at the screen are much more successful anyhow, because casuals ruined everything.
Fifth; >If there's ever another open world simpsons game, you'll be meeting people like U2 and Coldplay around every corner
See Simpsons Tablet games.
Games have become overbloated, indie devs are a shit, and mobile gaming is similar to gambling in the sense that mobile games resemble slot machines.
>case feels flimsy
>open the case
This was my introduction to these shitty things, Jesus Christ, even bootlegs have better cases these days.
>but they are ecological goy
Pc games used to had cool carton boxes, but they cost money. Plastic takes dozens of years to degrade, paper does not, but paper costs money , and ink, so here goy have a sheet of paper and a shitty case. Oh Vey.
>bought AC04 for the first time
>reading though the manual, all controller layouts and such
>get to a section where they mention how the attached microphones to a real Phantom to make the afterburner noises and such
>has all those interesting facts about how they made some things in the game
I'm here every night, I'll keep an eye out for these threads. It's much better than seeing people shitpost into oblivion.
At least people can agree that some things were so much better back then. And by back then, I mean not that long ago. How does an industry kill itself, revive itself, only to shit itself again and nearly kill itself again in just 30 or so years.
I wish things could return to how they were, but it can't happen. Even if indie devs take over AAA shit, it will all be digital only stuff anyway. This hurts me greatly.
Programmers put them in the game either to debug certain aspects, or because they thought it was cool but didn't want to remove it outright. For example, the NES port of Gradius was the first game to use the Konami code, because the game was admittedly very hard to play normally, and would actually give the testers some time to test their games with.
Cheat codes are mostly a thing of the past because games became much simpler to develop with all these advanced tools, not to mention you can force yourself into a certain scenario to test it rather than compile the game first and actually play it. Cheatcodes left because they were no longer debugging tools.
>the artists who write and create the ten best ads will recieve a Play It Loud series game boy in the color of their choosing
I have a game boy pocket that still plays, but I lost the back cover for the battery slots a very long time ago
I don't know what's worse, those shitty cases, or the ones that have that super overpowering plastic stench to them, the ones where you can basically smell the factory they came from.
>Game included trailers for other games the devs worked on
Could you imagine the shitstorm that would take place if that was an advert now?
I swear we got away with more back in the 90's and early 2000's with innuendo, and generally funny witticisms then we do now.
Someone tell me the difference between the outraged prudish mothers of yesteryear and the moral indication of the professionally outraged of today.
Fuck you jaded 90s kids with your muh PS1 muh N64 nostalgia. The NES has you fags beat. You could play a minaturized version of Gradius in Blades of Steel.
Meant to type "ecology-shit logo", as in the logo for environmental faggots.
I know that's the shit for recycling, just bad typing from my part, no need to get your panties all tied up
For what I know, some cases made in Mexico use regular, sturdy plastic. Cases made in Asia however usually use recycled plastic that smells like Cancer, so I guess between the two I take the ones with the holes, but it won't be long corporations use holey cases made with shitty recycled plastic that came all the way from China.
Really, can we just please return to boxes?
>You've grown up.
>When will your games?
If only they fucking new what growing up meant for the video game industry
You can get a new back cover for around $2.50 if you are ever bothered enough to cover it.
>the artists who write and create the ten best ads will recieve a Play It Loud series game boy in the color of their choosing
I wonder what colors they chose? I can only find the usual 7
maybe the pinkish one (never saw one before) is one of them.
Yeah shitposting gets old after a while when it's all you read.
I have no clue it just sort of happened, I don't even remember when the old cases for pc and consoles got phased out it just... woosh then the old stuff was gone.
These threads make me smile and make me feel sad, heh.
In the 90's and early 2000's, it was cranky old people trying to police media and us tubular kids were too busy collecting pogs to give a shit.
Nowadays, it's the young people policing media, and worse, the creators.
This thread makes me wonder if I'll ever end up in an elderly shelter and find other /v/irgins and talk about the good ol' vidya days with them.
It's amazing, considering how "conservative" North America was in the 90s. Things that would pass as perfectly fine back then, would be a shit flinging tumblr storm over nearly nothing nowadays.
FACT. Achievements are one of the worst things to EVER happen to gaming.
>Achievements mean developers can stop putting unique extras, areas, and other content to encourage replayability and instead just put random bullshit for achievements (hurr kill 15 rats, hurr die 10 times, are you having extra fun yet?)
>Can't put cheats into games anymore, as that would interfere with the achievements. Best to just remove cheats altogether EVEN THOUGH THE AVERAGE CONSUMER DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ACHIEVEMENTS
Fuck that noise. Fuck Sony for adding them. And if Nintendo adds unified achievements, I'm fucking done.
>Steam has them
I can't find anything on the winner's specific game boys but they only had that particular line for vibrant colored game boys I guess
Some of the colors are very rare but I could care less about getting colors for systems I have already
This thread is our shelter... but that'd be freakin' hilarious and sad at the same time.
"Hey, remember when video games were great?"
"That was a long time ago you old coot, these kids today with virtual reality and their mind games don't know nothin'."
"They were good times right?..."
And then the assistants complain about those crazy old coots and their memories they spout all the time, and the robot staff doesn't care cause bots.
Well, good night it was good having a chat with you all.
Old men, with young people watching over their interests because one day they will turn into the same old men.
Creators receive money from those guys in a way, so they need to curb, and serve their interests.
However here is the kicker, that same youth was formed thanks to the cultural marxism their grandfathers battled against, and their sons so desperately wanted to eradicate at stupid costs, so basically all the rich grand children of the rich folk at pinnacle of society were instructed by fucking Lenin and Marx indirectly.
How fucking funny is that!
Also this is a great time to take onto politics, leaders are weak, their children dumb as bricks, it will be all too easy to penetrate the system using their tools. With in time YOU, the anon reading this, could become one of those OLD MEN running the world.
You won't even get that. You'll be in a retirement home with people reminiscing about the good old days of #blurredlines and instagram while you cry yourself to sleep thinking about Animal Crossing.
You're out of place now and you bet your fucking ass you'll be out of place then.
>not using your own severed arm as a weapon
I've recently started watching Rocko's Modern Life again after like 15+ years.
The stuff they say back in 1993 would never make it to air in 2015. Blows my mind. I mean it's actually clever and funny.
Nah new game smell is fine, I dig it too. I mean the really awful plastic smells like >>290624920
is on about.
I always associated the smell with bootleg dvds from Vietnam or something, but then it popped up in videogames I ordered from England and it ruined everything.
This. We all just need to pull together in old age to the same retirement home.
>We will finally have our /v/ mansion
>It just took our whole lives to finally realize what we all had in common
Good taste in good old games This is good..Isn't it?
>Doing some real hard shit got you the cheat code unlocked permanently
>Using the cheat code by entering it in only unlocked it for the period of play
>tfw you were the friend that always had all of the cool cheats unlocked so you didn't have to waste time when hanging with bros
Having game stores carry PC games.
I hate how most PC shit is now download.. I miss looking at an actual library of games.
>tfw installing a game on commodore 64 as a kid
>two pages worth of install instructions
>that glorious fell when it finally boots up
>little brother plays Minecraft all day
>does stupid "parody streamer youtube" videos with his friends in Minecraft
>bought him a PS2 and gave him all my previous games, didn't play any because of the shitty graphics
>bought him a PS3, only played a shooter game on it
>asks me to buy him a PS4 or xbone just for GTA V, tell him he can have it for the PS3, asks me why would he play the inferior version
>yesterday I caught him watching MLP
It's over isn't it?
Found the faggot. You're watching a show aimed at 7 year old girls with the sole purpose of selling pony dolls to said children. That's no way comparable to fucking Star Trek.
You see, if I ever wanted to make a cool game I'd have entire secret campaigns that virtually no-one could find, and then years later when people discover it, it's like getting an entirely new game all over again.
>Import game from Japan
>Manual is 50 pages thick and in full color
Now if only I could read more than 10% of it
>Brother does nothing but watch Youtubers all day long play video games
>Try and get him to play co-op games we used to play when we were younger
>"Nah, maybe later"
You fool, I just wanna hang with you, and instead you would rather be with these faggots on Youtube. They aren't your friend, they don't care about you, I do ;-;
I just miss games having soul.
So, basically Castlevania Symphony of the Night?
>Discovering years later from friend about inverted castle
>Thought he was just being "that kid"
>It was fucking real, he showed me
I couldn't believe it. It was like getting a whole mini sequel using the same game assets, for free.
All those fucking weird ass Sony commercials were fucking great, same can be said for a lot of the 80's, 90's, and early to mid 2000's vidya game commercials of the time.
I feel Nintendo commercials aren't as fun and goofy as they used to be.
>played couch co-op with my brother a few months ago in tokyo jungle
>had a fucking blast trying to survive as long as possible
>ask him to play it a week later and he says no every time
All he fucking does is spend all day on Instagram watching black people act fucking stupid and people hurting themselves. Why can't we have fun together any more?
>>yesterday I caught him watching MLP
beat it out of him
that's the only sensible answer. hell if half the autists from /mlp/ had their shit kicked in back before it grew then it wouldn't exist and my nieces could actually enjoy the show like they should, and not have to fight off pedophiles and scalpers just to get a toy of their favorite characters from walmart.
For all the Super Robot Wars games I've gotten from Japan, the manuals were full size and full color. The one that came with a code for SRW1 HD even had the code printed on a little color card with pictures of the main robots on them.
2000 is when everyone started taking a simpler approach to things, this included things from how large lists were handled to game development, and things got better just as much as they got worse
Hell yeah playstation commercials.
>you would rather be with these faggots on /v/. They aren't your friends, they don't care about you
I want developers that don't give a FUCK to come back.
>YFW this was banned
>we end up in the same retirement home
>the /v/ mansion was finally realized, we did it
>every fucking day we all fight about some trivial bullshit like whether Ermac should have been made a legit fighter
>nurse has to break up cane-fights on a daily basis
>these morons don't even know he was always a legit fighter
>fuck my life
just look at Binding of Isaac.
>Ed teases some kind of big secret before launch
>goes so far as to encrypt all the game files to avoid snooping
>even throws a warning in the folder about not ruining it for everyone if you feel you have to look
>everyone trying to figure out what the fuck is going on
>wild theories about every thing imaginable
>fanbase goes nuts doing everything they can
>one day later
>we now have not only the name of the character, but the exact steps required to unlocking the puzzle that's supposed to hint how to unlock it, and the solution to the puzzle along with the exact steps to unlock it
fucking dataminers ruin everything fun these days
>Dat fucking Empire Earth manual
>239 pages of manual
>background history for generals
>background history for all buildings and units
>~300 page strategy guide included
>strategy guide had walktroughs for every single mission
(link to the manual)
>/v/ mansion is a reitrement home
Oh god it makes sense. The normies will leech off of their families for as long as possible or stick it out on their own with their pensions. Retirement homes will be filled with eager manchildren overjoyed to finally lay the burden of adulthood down and enjoy a second childhood.
>Have much younger sister
>Before she started school she'd love playing my DS on my bed while I played vidya on my computer after school
>She'd always ask questions about what I was playing and took turns sometimes, she especially loved emulated games
>She starts school
>Flash forward a few years
>Moved out, but back visiting parents for Christmas
>She gets a 3DS and Pokemon X as well as New Leaf, but also gets a tablet
>Next time I visit the games are unopened and she's watching "icanhazcupcake" Let's Play herself Let's Playing Minecraft (this is not a joke)
>Say I didn't know she liked Minecraft
>She's never played it
>Ask her if she wants to play in my town in Animal Crossing
>She kind of grunts and keeps watching the video on her tablet
>Later find out she wants to start a channel of her own from older brother who still lives with parents
That one episode of South Park was scarily accurate, and I just can't deal. The industry's going to die because nobody actually plays video games anymore.
Things like that genuinely piss me off.
Reminds me of that guy who leaked the final characters of the Smash roster.
How starved for attention do you have to be to risk your fucking job just to be internet "famous" for (metaphorically) 15 minutes?
That's fucking outstanding, would have bought myself a 360
earlierif this wasn't banned.
Fucking pussies nowadays, even make a gun symbol with your hand and cops will shoot you down and the city will sue your corpse.
America, land of the weak and home of the pussies and offended transgenders with art degrees.
The worst part is that they think they're doing the fanbase a favour and any attempt to tell them otherwise is met with
>if you don't like it don't look for it!
Without any thought about people posting on social networking sites or bringing it up in normal conversations.
>Wild Boyz doing Nintendo DS commercial
What the fuck? Maybe it's because I didn't want MTV or something? It's funny to think Nintendo was smart/bold enough to advertise with them.
Glad my pain isn't alone. It really does hurt me. I got all these great couch co-op games, but he will NEVER play with me. 24/7 he is watching either Youtubers play video games, or watching That Guy with the Glasses do stupid movie reviews.
We used to have so fucking much fun back in the day. Be it TMNT on the NES, Gunstar Heroes on the GENESIS, or Halo 2 on the Xbox. He was always my bro, had lots of good times.
The worst part, all of my friends all sorta outgrew video games, and really don't play them anymore. One or two casually play some of the big AAA games like Battlefield and shit, but I have no interest in playing those online with them, it would just not feel personal. That and they never have time to play anyway, they don't really like playing games anymore.
>Have 2 brothers who all love video games.
>That means multiplayer was a must, singleplayer games could just get the fuck out at the time. (I did eventually go back and play a lot of games I missed).
>Our most popular game of choice was fighting games, if you can name it, we probably bought it or rented it from
>The next 15 years of our lives was spent beating eachother in fighting games, party games, co-op, etc..
>We even used to settle disputes with battles, only one of those twisty juice cups left. MOOOORRTTAALLL KKOOMMBBAATT
>Eventually we got computers and you can add LAN to the mix. It was still much the same, except occasionally we had single player fun and watched eachother but multiplayer was still a big part of our lives.
>High school was the craziest time, all the technology, all the games, and we would bug the fuck out over them.
>fast forward to now, I'm 23 and they're 25 and 26 respectively.
>My oldest brother is a construction worker who is always too tired when he gets home.
>The second oldest stopped playing randomly somewhere in college and I still don't know why. Now he just works, go out, and post on social media.
>None of us live at home anymore
>I still play games but now I'm all alone, feel like I'm being left behind, multiplayer games just aren't as fun anymore.
Come on Fab, come on Leo, lets play some street fighter again for old times' sake.
Late 20s here. This image warms my heart.
It feels like the smell of your childhood dog's fur against your face. Like Saturday morning. Like fun times and friends.
People tell you that it's just because you've grown up, but I think anybody who's been around long enough to see a few generations come and go knows that things have changed. The neckbeards want to blame it all on the "normies" and the SJW invading their territory, but it's deeper than that. We're just in a more cynical, insecure era now. Games can't just be fun anymore. They have to be self-conscious. Methodical. Safe. Just like everything else.
I feel you dude. Honestly, there is time for all of that stuff. Time to be a normie and hide your power level, time to numb your brain with shitty youtube content, and time to hang out and play some god DAMNED VIDEO GAMES. Too bad your brother is missing out. I don't have a sibling to play games with and if you were my brother, I would make time for you.
>this whole thread
Alright grandpa, it's not as bad as you're making it. DmC still failed and we got DMC4SE, maybe Dragon Dogma Online will actually be good, there's been a rise recently in cRPGs being made( Original Sin, Pillars, etc.) just keep voting with your wallet and maybe things will steer in a better direction.
Don't think physical games will ever return to their former glory though, Steam with its sales is super convenient and nowadays even console games require you to download them.
>Little sister used to love playing multiplayer and co-op stuff with me
>Loved playing Mario, Pokemon, Phoenix Wright, Animal Crossing, and Professor Layton on her own
>Mfw when she stopped caring about vidya
And yet it seems like she's better off than most of our siblings