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Re: The NES isn't retro.

by Luke Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:08 pm

BogusMeatFactory wrote:I love you Luke.


After twenty-some-thousand posts, sometimes I do okay.

If we're really breaking it down to brass tacks and the nitty gritty, you can put on some brand new rollerskates (White skate 4-wheel with orange wheels and the bumper* on the front) and say "These are my retro skates" and while they are brand new, most would see them as being "retro". They would also probably wonder why you invited them to a roller skating rink on your Birthday.

If sportscasters can call a volleyball player "invincible" I guess it's okay to define the NES as "retro".
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Re: The NES isn't retro.

by Luke Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:10 pm

Ack wrote:The general rule .


The first rule of the general rule is to not talk about the general rule.

Fuck! Now you have me doing it.
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Re: The NES isn't retro.

by Erik_Twice Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:11 pm

jetto-setto wrote:lol, the post wasn't meant to be taken quite that seriously. Did I not use enough smilies?

No amount of smilies can protect you from my rage. Or from Ack flipping you the finger. I mean, have you seen that? He's like flipping the bird at us every single time he posts and he's a moderator.
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Re: The NES isn't retro.

by mjmjr25 Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:31 pm

I've got the brass tacks right: HERE

But when you really break it down
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Re: The NES isn't retro.

by MrPopo Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:29 pm

Ack wrote:
jetto-setto wrote:Alright, well, it was worth a try. :lol: Continue as you were.


Just remember, it's all literally epic. :wink:

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Re: The NES isn't retro.

by TEKTORO Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:10 pm

Fabolous wears throwbacks so old they could someone's grandparents.. WHAT!!

I'm using throwbacks from now on, no arguments there.
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Re: The NES isn't retro.

by nightrnr Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:56 pm

:roll:

Just don't expect us to change the commonly accepted usage of the term (we all know that it trumps definitions in practice. Webster will catch up eventually :P ).

Por exemple,
"Together Retro" is still going to be a thing here and have the same expected association.

jetto-setto wrote:Look, calling old games "retro" is akin to calling games you pre-ordered that are coming out later this year "futuristic". :lol:

Actually, we kind of do. The New systems are referred to as "Next Gen" quite often. The whole systems screwed up. Just go with it.

And just to ensure confuse that my comments are taken the right way, here's a few more smilies.
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Re: The NES isn't retro.

by jetto-setto Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:01 pm

nightrnr wrote::roll:
And just to ensure confuse that my comments are taken the right way, here's a few more smilies.
:) :? :lol: :wink: :P :|


I was quite upset until I saw those. :lol:
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Re: The NES isn't retro.

by Lazer Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:49 pm

Well when I play NES in the present time, I am trying my best to imitate the feeling and experience I had when I would get up extra early to play SMB before school, or play Metroid at a friend's sleep-over. So when I play NES today I am retrogaming, since I am imitating a behavior from the past. Fits with the definition. And the NES is thus retro, since it is used for retrogaming.
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Re: The NES isn't retro.

by MrPopo Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:52 pm

Besides, everyone knows Vintage gaming involves one or more of the following:

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