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  • @Secret Fawful said: Why doesn't my family like or try to like or understand the things that I like. They scoff at everything I like. And act condescending about it. I hate it. I don't even want to talk about my interests with them.

    Well... Same here.

  • I guess I'm lucky that I generally like the same things as my brother and also play a lot of games with my Dad...
    Generally only point and clicks because he can't really play anything else...

  • @Vainamoinen said: NO!! That site is NOT satire. It's the truth!! The ugly truths no one wants to hear!

    http://www.p4rgaming.com/valve-reveals-steam-users-spend-more-time-buying-games-than-playing-them/

    http://www.p4rgaming.com/tim-schafer-claims-he-just-lost-2-5-million-dollars-from-broken-age-kickstarter/

    They might have a point with both of those.
    If only Steam wasn't that great I'd play more games.

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    @Secret Fawful said: Why doesn't my family like or try to like or understand the things that I like. They scoff at everything I like. And act condescending about it. I hate it. I don't even want to talk about my interests with them.

    I had a girlfriend like that.

  • @Secret Fawful said: Why doesn't my family like or try to like or understand the things that I like. They scoff at everything I like. And act condescending about it. I hate it. I don't even want to talk about my interests with them.

    1) Video games are for kids. (not they're not, but my parents think so)

    2) It's easier to find things to talk to people about when you have common interests with them. You don't care much for things they like; they don't care much for things you like. It's easy to see how it can be awkward, but it happens.

    Now, if your girlfriend can't come to appreciate you for liking what you like, then that's an issue (though some friendly picking-on can still occur).

  • You don't get to choose your family. You just have to cope and pretend to be civil at Thanksgiving. Pick other people to share interests with.



    And you know that Play4Real site is legendary for its dedicated journalism and fishing out the truth. However, I was thinking that if it is true that video games are much easier these days than they used to be, it's probably a result of the competitive environment.

    In the early days, pay-to-play arcades were king. At a quarter to 50 cents per game, their job was to lure you in by being easy at first, then get progressively harder to try to get you addicted to them. They couldn't stay easy, or you'd spend all day on just one quarter, which isn't good for revenue, and they couldn't be too hard, or you wouldn't play them a second time.

    The first home consoles had to compete with the arcades. They were geared toward people who liked the arcades, and if you were going to pay $200 for a home system, then $40 a game or so, you'd have to play it enough times to amortize out the quarter per game you otherwise would have paid. So they were made like the arcade games, as close as their primitive CPUs and graphics could manage.

    These days, arcades aren't as big a deal, so they don't factor in much to game design. Now people buy a game and want to get their money's worth by being able to "complete" it. A game too hard to complete isn't going to result in huge profits for the makers. No one will buy Grand Theft Auto part 28 if they can't finish Grand Theft Auto part 27.

    So if you want a challenge, find the old stuff. It isn't as pretty, but it will keep you busier.

  • @Chyron8472 said: Yoshi appeared on Super Mario World for the SNES.

    There is a version of Super Mario All-Stars that comes with Super Mario World.

    Super_Mario_All-Stars_World_Title_Screen


    of course, that means you'd be using this controller:

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    not this one:

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    Except I have incredibly clear memories of the second controller. Like, I know that was the one I used. And I have really clear memories of playing with Yoshi. Would it have been possible to have some weird hybrid where an older controller was used with a newer machine? Because I'm really sure I've never used the top one.

  • @Chyron8472 said: 1) Video games are for kids. (not they're not, but my parents think so)

    2) It's easier to find things to talk to people about when you have common interests with them. You don't care much for things they like; they don't care much for things you like. It's easy to see how it can be awkward, but it happens.

    Now, if your girlfriend can't come to appreciate you for liking what you like, then that's an issue (though some friendly picking-on can still occur).


    She appreciates me enough to stick with me even though my only job is working on adventure games, and boy will she regret that in time I'm sure.
    Then again it isn't because she likes games, although she does like some few examples, it's because she's been treated like shit her whole life by her family up until meeting me and mine, and I don't think she wants to give up on people who will certainly treat her like a person who deserves respect. Her family are a collection of the worst fucking people on the planet, with maybe three exceptions, two of which are little kids her family passed from parent to parent until their druggy mother got out of prison, at which point they ended up back with her. They all hate me and think I'm responsible for my girlfriend going to Hell. Her Dad hates all ethnicities. I can get over pretty much any difference between us when I know that my love for her gave her the courage to get away from those people and seek a better life with me, even if that life is in a dumpster.

    It just sucks to not be able to discuss things with my parents or siblings or anyone. My fiance will try her best to listen to me, but I know she's only interested in what I'm saying because I'm saying it. She always surprises me, though. She doesn't talk about nerdy things she loves because she doesn't think they're important, so I typically find out she likes Dr. Horrible or Star Trek or Abbott and Costello or Charlie Chaplin by accident.

  • @Alcoremortis said: Except I have incredibly clear memories of the second controller. Like, I know that was the one I used. And I have really clear memories of playing with Yoshi. Would it have been possible to have some weird hybrid where an older controller was used with a newer machine? Because I'm really sure I've never used the top one.

    There was never a rectangle controller for the Super Nintendo, only for the Nintendo Entertainment System. And the only NES game Yoshi ever appeared in was a mediocre Tetris-inspired game called Yoshi, released late in the NES's lifecycle. Yoshi's earliest appearance was in Super Mario World for the SNES.

    Does this look like the game you played as Yoshi in?

    Marioyoshismw.png

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