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Re: 2000-2010 What will it be remembered for?

by c0wb0y Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:04 am

1. PS2 dominance. Yes, other systems had their places as well. But the PS2 owns the last decade.
2. Sandbox games mature. I'm not sure what the 1st sandbox game was (Zork?) but they really matured with GTA, Red Dead, and others.
3. Online console play truly arrives. Millions of MW and MW2 players online at once (immediately after launches.) Gears, Borderlands, Killzone, Twisted Metal Black Online, Sports titles like Madden and even SSX3, etc.
4. MMO's dominate the PC.
5. The rise of indie games. They can actually get attention on the major consoles now too!
6. Gaming culture starts finding their voices - in personalities (love me some Apicary) and machinima (Red v. Blue and others.)

These stand out in my mind. Guys and gals, what have I missed?
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Re: 2000-2010 What will it be remembered for?

by RyaNtheSlayA Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:18 am

I guess what you're saying is gaming has finally hit the mainstream?
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Re: 2000-2010 What will it be remembered for?

by the7k Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:27 am

This past decade was definitely the "Online Social Gaming" decade. Xbox Live. Persistent Online IDs. Farmville. Achievements. World of Warcraft. Party chat. Steam. Digital Downloads.

Motion Gaming would only come secondary in my opinion. Online capabilities and the social aspects that come with them has affected every console from the Wii to cell phones - some more positively than others.
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Re: 2000-2010 What will it be remembered for?

by Jonesy47 Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:14 am

I loved the games on the gamecube, but (and yes, i realize I must be in the minority on this after many conversations with other gamecube enthusiasts) i HATE that fugly controller. Yes, it worked for first party titles developed by nintendo but almost any genre other than platforming and rpgs suffered for it. Any sort of port from the ps2 or xbox didnt quite feel right either.

I remember when the wii was announced as backwards compatible and then I saw that dreamy vision of a controller, the classic controller and what did Nintendo do? They made it so you couldnt use it with gamecube games which it was OBVIOUSLY designed to do. Why else would it have the dual analog sticks?

I guess im just ranting, and yeah, i love the gamecube but that controller...god, i hate that thing so bad... :evil:
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Re: 2000-2010 What will it be remembered for?

by Soloman Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:17 am

This year will stick in my mind for digital downloads. It ensures that old games will never truly die (at least on the PC where Doom and Quake are still being sold) and it allows indie devs to break into the industry without going through a middleman. Combine this with the maturation of the internet and social networking websites and I have to say that this decade has probably been the most important in the history of the industry.
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Re: 2000-2010 What will it be remembered for?

by Erik_Twice Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:48 am

It's kind of broad since the decade covers two different generations. In chronologial order:

1) Broadband online gaming appears. Competitive gaming explodes in popularity with Counter-Strike, Quake III, Age of Empires, Warcraft III and Starcraft. Cibercafes get incredibly popular only to die a few years later.

1.5) Some years later online gaming establishes itself in consoles.

2) Sega leaves the market, Nintendo falls and Sony becomes king. Microsot enters the market.

3) First Person shooters become the genre of the decade.

4) World of Warcraft is released, expanding the MMO market to never seen before sizes and dominating such market.

5) Steam becomes a succesful DRM system and store.

6) The Wii, with it's motion controls, breaks into the mainstream

7) Portable consoles enter the mainstream thanks to the Nintendo DS.


Also, on an irritating note, this decade saw the birth of a new type of fanboy, the so called "jock gamer". Bro types who only play madden, call of duty, and halo. Anything beyond that is for kids, and you're not a "real gamer" if you disagree.

Very true. It's the other face of gaming becoming mainstream, you get all the thirteen year olds playing too.
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Re: 2000-2010 What will it be remembered for?

by lisalover1 Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:56 am

Jonesy47 wrote:I loved the games on the gamecube, but (and yes, i realize I must be in the minority on this after many conversations with other gamecube enthusiasts) i HATE that fugly controller. Yes, it worked for first party titles developed by nintendo but almost any genre other than platforming and rpgs suffered for it. Any sort of port from the ps2 or xbox didnt quite feel right either.

I remember when the wii was announced as backwards compatible and then I saw that dreamy vision of a controller, the classic controller and what did Nintendo do? They made it so you couldnt use it with gamecube games which it was OBVIOUSLY designed to do. Why else would it have the dual analog sticks?

I guess im just ranting, and yeah, i love the gamecube but that controller...god, i hate that thing so bad... :evil:

Despite how greatly I disagree with your arguement, I feel compelled to show you this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Classic-Controller-Nintendo-Wii-GameCube-N64-NES-W-/300509673629?pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item45f7c5b89d#ht_2113wt_905
Yeah, as you can tell, this one is a knock-off controller that probably works like shit, but hey, the fact is, it exists. Go nuts. :roll:
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Re: 2000-2010 What will it be remembered for?

by RCBH928 Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:13 am

Its hard to say,
There are many different things happening between 2001 and 2010.

It started with a mix of mid 90's consoles and late 90's , N64 psx and a little bit of Dreamcast+p2.
So its not clear.

New comers like Microsoft , and those who quit like Sega.

There was DVD integration , online gameplay, motion-controls, Downloadable content, social networking, multi-purpose consoles(videos, music, browsing, chatting..what can't they do?), MMO's ,
I am not sure if subscription games like WoW was borin in the 2000's
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jump to HD graphics

Online Stores, emulation

I don't think there is any one thing that will define this thing...
but for the most part I think online gameplay
although it wasn't really popular until like 2006 when the 360 started to spread over the world

If you think about it, the 90;s were about the same
half 2d and the other half is 3d, though its still remembered for the 2D platformers
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Re: 2000-2010 What will it be remembered for?

by RCBH928 Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:15 am

Jonesy47 wrote:I remember when the wii was announced as backwards compatible and then I saw that dreamy vision of a controller, the classic controller and what did Nintendo do? They made it so you couldnt use it with gamecube games which it was OBVIOUSLY designed to do. Why else would it have the dual analog sticks?


I just realized the Wii got only 1 analog stick>>>>> :|
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Re: 2000-2010 What will it be remembered for?

by aaron Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:21 am

kingmohd84 wrote:
Jonesy47 wrote:I remember when the wii was announced as backwards compatible and then I saw that dreamy vision of a controller, the classic controller and what did Nintendo do? They made it so you couldnt use it with gamecube games which it was OBVIOUSLY designed to do. Why else would it have the dual analog sticks?


I just realized the Wii got only 1 analog stick>>>>> :|


yeah i don't really understand the dual analog on the classic controller. i really don't like the classic controller.
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