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Re: Do you think the PS2 is retro?

by CavZee Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:33 pm

Retrodude wrote:My definition of retro is ten years old or two console generations behind, whichever occurs first. So the Gamecube, GBA, Xbox and PS2 are all retro. I know it seems weird, but it just means we're getting old.

That's kinda how I look tbh.
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Re: Do you think the PS2 is retro?

by Luke Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:59 pm

This again huh?

"Retro" means "something from the recent past". It's all about perspective. In some eyes the NES isn't retro, it's fuck!ng ancient. In my eyes, the PS2 is only "retro" to people who work at Gamestop and want to sell "retro" games to rubes.
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Re: Do you think the PS2 is retro?

by oxymoron Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:04 pm

Luke wrote:This again huh?

"Retro" means "something from the recent past". It's all about perspective. In some eyes the NES isn't retro, it's fuck!ng ancient. In my eyes, the PS2 is only "retro" to people who work at Gamestop and want to sell "retro" games to rubes.


I don't quite understand what you mean. :?
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Re: Do you think the PS2 is retro?

by Luke Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:11 pm

We get a lot of "Is this retro?" questions.

Again, anything can be considered "retro". If you think the PS2 is, it is to you. If someone doesn't consider a PS2 "retro" it isn't to them. The definition is subjective. It's the same as asking "Was the year 2000 a long time ago?". Well, that depends on your age and experience.
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Re: Do you think the PS2 is retro?

by J T Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:43 pm

I'm already nostalgic for the PS4.
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Re: Do you think the PS2 is retro?

by Luke Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:30 pm

My Grandmother is so retro.
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Re: Do you think the PS2 is retro?

by oxymoron Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:36 pm

J T wrote:I'm already nostalgic for the PS4.


:lol:
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Re: Do you think the PS2 is retro?

by AppleQueso Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:44 pm

Maybe it's turning into the whole "Classic rock" thing, where no matter how old it gets, it always cuts off at like 1990 or something.

Smells Like Teen Spirit is 22 years old, but it's still not considered "classic rock."

Maybe the Ps2 is just the start of the "modern era" of gaming or something? We cut off at the end of Sega's run as a console maker?

I don't know, I'm just rambling. "Classic Gaming" does sound a lot cooler to me than "Retro Gaming" though.

It really doesn't matter what is/isn't retro though. I think most people here simply don't make that dichotomy, we play and collect what we want to play and collect, age is irrelevant.
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Re: Do you think the PS2 is retro?

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:49 pm

I didn't get one until 2010. Not retro.
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Re: Do you think the PS2 is retro?

by AppleQueso Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:50 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I didn't get one until 2010. Not retro.


I didn't get a TurboGrafx-16 until 2012, so...
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