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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
richardhutnik said:
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?



Same argument could be made for any obscure topic you could think of. Why does retro gaming deserve special treatment?

Using your logic, Why not give create an anime sub forum, an automobile sub forum, a home improvement sub forum, etc. Sure, you could say those topics don't get much discussion. But 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 Isnt enough talk about it?

Should retro gamers flood general gaming forum? Sure, why not? though I really doubt they'll be any "flood" with the few retro gamers on here. More likely we'll catch a "leak" of retro discussion if anything. Seriously, the fact that a topic cannot live without its own sub forum is a sign that not many want to talk about it.

Look at the poll. You've only received 18 yes votes, of which only a portion are actual members, and of an even smaller number are actual active users. I'd say st most you'd get 2-3 active users in such a sub forum.

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kain_kusanagi said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:
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.


I don't think a new forum would be overkill. We could probably do without the politics one. It causes more trouble than it's worth.


The thing about retro gaming is that there is just as much to talk about as todays games. Re-releases and remakes are happening all the time. There's console fixing issues, old system mods, favorite games, lost gems, rediscovered classics, etc. There's just so much to talk about retro gaming that it really needs it's own forum. It would also help build the community up because those that want to talk about retro topics wouldn't have to go elsewhere to do so.



The political discussions will go strong with or without its own sub forum. The "trouble" would exist regardless, though I don't see how the political trouble is any different from the constant gaming trouble we get on here. If anything, it should have its own sub forum so people like yourself can effectively block it from appearing on their hot topics list.

Veknoid_Outcast said:
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.

Do you want to use this, or is there anyother one in another forum?  I have one on here saying Atarians and Retroians assemble.  I also proppsed "Team Retro" to the whole team thing on here.



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

The norm would be to suggest to discuss it in the Nintendo forum on here, but, for me, it feels not quite right to go there and discuss  older stuff.  I would think that forum is usually dominated by WiiU and 3DS chat.



kain_kusanagi said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:
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.


I don't think a new forum would be overkill. We could probably do without the politics one. It causes more trouble than it's worth.


The thing about retro gaming is that there is just as much to talk about as todays games. Re-releases and remakes are happening all the time. There's console fixing issues, old system mods, favorite games, lost gems, rediscovered classics, etc. There's just so much to talk about retro gaming that it really needs it's own forum. It would also help build the community up because those that want to talk about retro topics wouldn't have to go elsewhere to do so.

As one of the major contributors to the political forum, I would support it being done away with, or at least replaced with a more general one dedicated to also philosophy, religion, etc....  



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

Congrats, man! I hope you enjoy it. What games did you get?

Just a handful of the classics (OoT, MM, Mario Party, Mario 64, Lylat Wars, Conker's Bad Fur Day). Pokemon Stadium and Goldeneye should be coming soon as well!



Since youre from the UK, i strongly recommend you OGRE BATTLE 64, if you like Rpgs of course.

Going for about 45 dollars used on Amazon right now.  I believe they have the SNES and perhaps the N64 version on the Wii VC.



@Sethnintendo
Oh, true, i forgot about VC since i play Wii only for single player games, never used my Wii online, always played MK Wii at a friends....



richardhutnik said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:
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.

Do you want to use this, or is there anyother one in another forum?  I have one on here saying Atarians and Retroians assemble.  I also proppsed "Team Retro" to the whole team thing on here.

I would suggest renaming the Atarians and Retroians thread as "Official Retro Games Thread" or something like that. As long as the mods approve, of course.

It would be a great place to talk shop about classic games, systems, accessories, etc.



Veknoid_Outcast said:
richardhutnik said:
Veknoid_Outcast said:
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.

Do you want to use this, or is there anyother one in another forum?  I have one on here saying Atarians and Retroians assemble.  I also proppsed "Team Retro" to the whole team thing on here.

I would suggest renaming the Atarians and Retroians thread as "Official Retro Games Thread" or something like that. As long as the mods approve, of course.

It would be a great place to talk shop about classic games, systems, accessories, etc.

Ok, I will get on it/



Does anyone have the time, patience, bad ass workmanship to make a nice thread about the rare retro games up to about the GCN, PS2, Xbox era? I used to be big into collecting sports cards and that has kind of rubbed off onto video games. Got to the point where I have at least 20+ games on backlog because I buy so many games. I do it for collecting and to enjoy the game. I seem to be more going on the collecting side lately than gaming.