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Do you want to see a retro games forum on VGChartz?

Yes 30 75.00%
 
No 10 25.00%
 
Total:40

I love retro games, but think that we have too many separate forums as it is. We have forums for gaming, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Website Issues, people that are sexually attracted to midgets, Movies, etc. It's just getting to be too much.

All of that being said, I would like more people to discuss retro games here.



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amp316 said:

I love retro games, but think that we have too many separate forums as it is. We have forums for gaming, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Website Issues, people that are sexually attracted to midgets, Movies, etc. It's just getting to be too much.

All of that being said, I would like more people to discuss retro games here.

Thing is the general gaming forum is just too broad.  Retro stuff IS videogames though, which is a different animal.  It isn't like midgets and so on.  Where is the home for the likes of Atari and other guys here, like Commodore fans?  There really isn't any.  Anyone want to flood gaming forum with stuff about it?



I say this will be a great idea! I spent most of my time over GameSpot in the Legacy System forum where there's no stupid ass fanboys arguing but appreciating old school gaming. Here's some idea:

Your recent Retro game purchases: This will be where you post what you found at a local thrift store, Garage Sale, Flea Market or even on eBay.

What you are "re"playing: Retro games that you are currently playing. Discuss about the game visual, music and control.

Most influential games: Look at a current game and draw comparison with a retro games that you feel that inspire it.

I would like to see other topics too. We should get a few writers taking turn on a weekly topic. NO SCHOOL IS BETTER THEN OLD SCHOOL!!!



No. There's not enough retro-specific discussion to warrant its own sub forum.



richardhutnik said:
I am curious why the few people who voted no to the idea, think that having a retro forum on here is a bad idea. Is it better to have the gaming forum be overrun with both modern and retro talk, or that what is retro can't be defined, so best not to do it?


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I thought you were talking about the Studio Retro



Jay520 said:
No. There's not enough retro-specific discussion to warrant its own sub forum.

Might it be that there isn't enough, because there is no specific forum for it, rather than there is no specific forum, because there isn't enough talk about it?

What do you suggest there be as a home for people into the likes of the TurboGrafx16 or 3DO or Atari systems?  Should those people flood the general game forum?



I tend to agree with amp on this one. I feel very strongly that we should pay more attention to older games -- especially because gaming is now in a decadent period -- but I worry that a new forum might be overkill.

I would suggest an official "retro" thread to scratch the itch.

In any event, thanks to richardhutnik for pushing this topic forward.



Well I've recently come to acquire an N64 (at last!), and I'd like to talk about it, so sure!



 

Here lies the dearly departed Nintendomination Thread.

bonkers555 said:
I say this will be a great idea! I spent most of my time over GameSpot in the Legacy System forum where there's no stupid ass fanboys arguing but appreciating old school gaming. Here's some idea:

Your recent Retro game purchases: This will be where you post what you found at a local thrift store, Garage Sale, Flea Market or even on eBay.

What you are "re"playing: Retro games that you are currently playing. Discuss about the game visual, music and control.

Most influential games: Look at a current game and draw comparison with a retro games that you feel that inspire it.

I would like to see other topics too. We should get a few writers taking turn on a weekly topic. NO SCHOOL IS BETTER THEN OLD SCHOOL!!!


Awesome ideas. I love them all.

Doesn't anyone listen to the Retro Gaming Roundup podcast? It comes out once a month and it's super long, but it's multi-segmented and always entertaining. They cover everything from gaming history, interviews with past and current game makers, and they just discuss various topics about old school games.