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Do you find an older version of something cooler/better than the modern version?

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The old version doesn't necessarily have to be better than the modern version.

 

Personally, I find CRT screens and muskets are cooler than flat-screens and modern rifles :)

Oh and also old computer games, it wasn't just a bunch of good-graphics shooters that were on the shelves of the local store.

 

What about you?

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I often find myself playing my NES and SNES a lot more than my 360.

 

and I bet you the 360's gonna break way before the other two 

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Cars.

 

I much prefer the older designs, I'd love a car that looks like a Model T on the outside, but is still modern inside.

 

I don't often use the term "Cool" though, unless talking about temperature.

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Cars.

 

I much prefer the older designs, I'd love a car that looks like a Model T on the outside, but is still modern inside.

 

I don't often use the term "Cool" though, unless talking about temperature.

I second this. I feel modern cars all look the same, I have a hard time telling most of them apart. There used to be more variety.

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- The Smurfs: It looks much better than the CGI version.

- Winnie the Pooh: The animation in the books looks cooler than the Disney animation. Though I do like the Disney version considering the role it played in my childhood.

- Throwback candy and soda logos.

- Scooby-Doo: I enjoyed What's New Scooby Doo but I think the original one, Scooby Doo, Where Are You is cooler, funnier, and better.

- Commercials: They were more entertaining a decade ago than now.

- Movie Trailers: Same as above.

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Some games I used to play still beat modern ones in my eyes. Mainly Total Annihilation kicks the ass of a lot of modern RTS-es.

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Not sure if this counts as it's not exactly an older "version" of something unless applied broadly to weapons, but having used both swords and firearms at least twice I can say without a doubt I prefer the blade to the bullet. (The steel to the lead. The edge to the trigger. The pommel to the stock. The cross guard to the iron sights! The- *smack* . . .  :wacko: right, sorry.)

 

In terms of technology I regularly use, no not really. I don't find 8-bit so called "golden age" video games the least bit enjoyable, I grew up with VCRs and VHSs but still prefer sleek DVDs to them, and I certainly appreciate my iphone's advantages over it's standard cell carrier predecessors.

 

Again my older preferences come more from ideas rather than physical technologies. The biggest manifestation of this is in fencing. I did fencing for three years in High School, and while I won't say I hated it, it was not what I signed up for. In fencing you can't kick, you can't use your other hand, you can't use your weapon in certain ways, you can't even step to the left or right! The classical schools of French, Spanish, and Italian fencing that sport fencing is descended from were all fully functional martial arts systems with many techniques and even philosophical precepts as reflected in the Renaissance and Enlightenment eras they were created in. Modern fencing is an insult to that legacy, it's a stripped to it's bones, watered down, lifeless, sport not true swordsmanship.

 

I have a similar problem with actual martial art systems such as Krav Maga and a good number of MMA schools. Both are cases of downplaying the art in the martial arts in favor of raw survivability. The more classical, Hell ancient, schools of Kung Fu can still be used pragmatically today without compromising the importance of their ideals.

 

Strength and wisdom, one without the other results only in impotence. One needs both to be a truly balanced person.

 

(Note: I'm not saying all MMA fighters or Krav Maga disciples are uncouth brutes, only that those environments are less scrutinizing as to the actual character of their practitioners.)

Edited by Steel Accord

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I have played my copy of The Sims Bustin' out more than any other Sims game that I have. This includes the Sims 4 which I do Videos on!

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Super Monkey Ball. The first two games were much more challenging than the modern ones.

Edited by gamecubeguy214

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Only thing that comes to mind for me is the original Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder. The remake Charlie and The Chocolate Factory sucked and wasn't near as good.

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I find MLP Generation 3 Characters to be more adorable then Generation 4 characters. They have very nice personalities....

and I find the Renaissance age to be much cooler then the modern age

 

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The MLP toy line was of much higher quality in earlier generations than in G4 - especially G1 and G3. Well, okay, not to hate on G2... I just personally don't care for the design of them.

Edited by Envy

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Franz Ferdinand (C'mon, Right Action or Take Me Out?), monitors (I agree, CRTs are awesome.), video formats (VHS > DVD), and... Computers. The C64 was awesome, and so was the Altair 8800.

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Definitely Sims 2 more than any other version because I have far more custom content, OMSPs and pose boxes for that than anything else (I really didn't like Sims 3 because: pudding face and a lack of easy managability for custom content plus game updates would usually render any CC totally unusable.) Worst of all, S3 was designed to be incredibly picky re video cards. I have a close-to top of the line vid card in my PC with plenty of memory and GPU power and I still got a prompt from the loading screen telling me my card wasn't compatible with the game!

 

Batman Begins for Nintendo Gamecube because the game play was difficult enough to make it challenging and the story line was interesting enough to keep it intriguing enough to make me want to play to the end of the game/final battle.

 

Same thing for Spiderman 2. Lots of interesting challenges in that game and tons of Easter Eggs hidden stuff that required some real brainwork and concentration to find.

Edited by Poni-namous

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PC Gaming used to be the

COOLEST
THING
EVER.

 

Floppy disks, man.

*flop*

*flop*

 

But, the NES was IN NO WAY the Golden Age of video games. It's more like 1991-2004, estimated. And 2005-2007ish was a silver age, or some other metal that is very valuable but not as valuable as gold.

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PC Gaming used to be the

COOLEST

THING

EVER.

 

Floppy disks, man.

*flop*

*flop*

 

But, the NES was IN NO WAY the Golden Age of video games. It's more like 1991-2004, estimated. And 2005-2007ish was a silver age, or some other metal that is very valuable but not as valuable as gold.

PC Gaming really is still the best when you think about it. Have you seen all the crazy mods and hacks you can do with PC games? Unlike with console games the possibilities are virtually limitless with PC Games.

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I have played my copy of The Sims Bustin' out more than any other Sims game that I have. This includes the Sims 4 which I do Videos on!

 

This and The Sims 2.

 

The Sims 2 might be one of my most favourite games in existence along with Bustin' Out and the Pets expansion for 2.

Edited by Flitter

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PC Gaming really is still the best when you think about it. Have you seen all the crazy mods and hacks you can do with PC games? Unlike with console games the possibilities are virtually limitless with PC Games.

The reason people started modding is because they weren't satisfied with their games

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The reason people started modding is because they weren't satisfied with their games

I don't blame them lol. Just look at all the awesome mods for GTA for example. It makes me wish I hadn't given up PC Gaming.

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*points at avatar*

*points at sig*

 

Yes, I think it's safe to say I'm a fan of older technology. :lol: Now don't get me wrong, the new stuff coming out is interesting too. New tech isn't all bad. But to me, new products just don't have the quality that was present 20 - 30 years ago.

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Wow, such a tough question...

 

This might be a little abstract, but I'm going to say chain stores and a lot of other stores in general.

 

I remember a time when Kmart was smaller and had a little more charm to it than it once did. Now a days, it's more like a Walmart or any other large Super Center store. In fact, most of the outlets I've seen decorate the interior and exterior in sheer white, and it just looks a bit too sterile, if you know what I mean.

 

I remember a time when Toys R Us was nearly everywhere. I even had one in my small town once, and I LOVED it as a kid. But then, they closed. You have to leave town and find a bigger city if you wanted to go into that store now.

 

There was a time when certain shops were more unique and diverse in what they sell. Now, a lot of it has changed. People don't sell computer games as hard as they use to, so I guess consoles really have won the war. I've seen less and less things like comic book shops and game shops.

 

But I think the worst of it all is how a lot of stores and shops have either gone out of business because of the internet, become online-only, or your local shops will encourage you get your stuff online from their websites if you can't find it in-store. I mean, COME ON! Of course I can buy it online, any idiot can buy the stuff they want online. I came to your store because I want to support my local economy and help my town prosper, not send my money to who knows where. There might even be some stuff that is harder to buy online than in person. You can't try clothes on if you're buying them online; do you know how many headaches that causes? And I hate that video rentals have gone out of business too. Sure, I like things like Netflix and what not, but I also miss being able to go into a video rental and randomly find unique titles I never would have found on my own.

Edited by Samurai Equine

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A lot of 2D shooters. Not to say they're inherently superior, but they possess a charm and a type of immersion I don't find in modern shooters. The objective these days is to make things look and feel as lifelike as possible, which is certainly cool, but a shooter offering little more than escapism and a more pleasing color palette. In short, the more resource intensive a game is for the machine playing it, the more mind intensive it typically is for the player. Fun stuff, but simplicity is also nice at times.

 

Have a look at one of my favorite shooters from the 90s, Dark Forces:

 

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This game is more fun and pleasing to the eye in my opinion than much of the stuff I'm grabbing on Steam these days, and I played this thing on DOS when it arrived in 1995.

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I like Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 and 2 a lot more than Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.

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There's 2 things that come to mind. One is music. I hate most of the modern music played today, and I'd rather listen to tracks from 20+ years ago.

 

The other is cars. I've been a gearhead all of my life, and I'm more attracted to say, a 64.5 Mustang, 67 Corvette, 69 Charger, 70 Camaro, or 71 Challenger as opposed to their modern counterparts (the Corvette's an exception).

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Recently been warming up to older formats for movies and music because they have some "charm" that can't be measured by lines of resolution or convenience to purchase. LaserDiscs. Giant, half-pound discs that have one hour of material per side. Somehow, watching "Beetlejuice" on Laser is just BETTER than watching it on Blu-Ray. It has a quirk to it that I like. I was impressed how good it looked for how old the disc was whereas I wouldn't expect anything different from a Blu-Ray. 

 

Similarly, but not quite as passionately I'll admit, started getting on-board the vinyl train and there is a sense of ownership that comes with having a huge-sleeved record that I wasn't getting from clicking "buy" on iTunes. Even though my music listening has slowed down considerably I'm more consciously choosing to listen to music when I do and I think I enjoy it more as a result. Great example, Bob and Doug McKenzie's album. It has a track that is structured like a conversation, your lines are written on the sleeve. I'd forgotten all about that when I first listened to the album via ripped mp3s years earlier but now that I had the physical artifact in my hand I ran over to the sleeve, found the lines and started talking to my record player, big silly grin on my face.

 

I think if I have to sum it up to one thing, modern technology seems over-concerned with convenience and the profundity of the resulting experience is diminished as a result. And due to the impact this has had on the sale of physical media, the quality of that media either diminishes to save costs or costs go up. To tie it to MLP, I couldn't help but be kind of dismayed that after the first season, no audio commentaries (with the exception of Rainbow Rocks). I can only assume that partially stems from DVD sales maybe not QUITE hitting high enough numbers to justify producing special features like that. Or maybe that's just pessimism and its because everyone who could be commentating is busy cranking out episodes to meet demand. Anyway, I'll stop now. Old stuff is great.

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