Things-that-make-me-feel-old

alboroso  asked:

It doesn't sound goofy; Funcoland really did have an entire atmosphere around it that modern game stores can't emulate. Hell, just the color palette those stores tended to use was more welcoming than the 'futuristic' blacks, reds, and greys of today.

Yeah, that’s like, the thing about video games- fun doesn’t really age. Like sure, games can age, games can get dated, newer and better Mario Karts tend to make the older games feel subpar in comparison (except Double Dash because I like Double Dash a lot and everything Gamecube era still kicks ass), but they’re still fun, and they’re especially still fun with friends. Ms. Pac-Man is still fucking fun obviously and it’s not the latest newest thing anymore. Video games are fun. Seeing tons of games for different systems in one place, new (at the time) and old is like, I dunno. It’s what video games are to me. Like I don’t even like the term “retro games” that much even if I’m stuck using it to refer to shit. I never really thought that way when I was little, I had a Gamecube and an NES and a GBA and a fucking Atari and Colecovision and my grandma had a SNES and N64 and Dreamcast and my cousins had an NES and my uncle had a Genesis and it was just like, to me there wasn’t any sort of difference to shit. It was just video games to me, and no matter what they were on or whether they were pixelly or polygonal they were still fun. I wish “video game culture” or whatever nowadays wasn’t like, this triple-A zillion-dollar hollywood bullshit. This fucking “lower a real goddamn car onto the stage at E3 to promo your generic racing game while dubstep plays in the background” kinda bullshit. Like fuck that, dude. Watching E3 earlier this year was one of the most honest to god depressing things I’ve ever experienced and I felt so fucking mentally drained from it that I can’t even put it into words. I want fun and fantasy, not like, I dunno. I’m babbling. I still really love this one magazine cover for really obvious reasons, since it kinda visualizes how I feel about what videos games were to me when I was little, or what they were in general:

(here’s a link to VGJunk’s post of that picture too) But I dunno. Maybe I’m wrong about stuff. I don’t think I am tho, I’m not looking at shit through any sorta nostalgia goggles. I don’t feel nostalgic over this shit, I feel like, fucking Punished Cam angry that companies like Hudson are dead and that companies like Konami are what they are, or that Nintendo is all about Brand Recognizability and Marketing and a very sterile, plastic Mario and so on and so forth. Oh yeah, I had an Xbox too when I was little but obviously everything that that was kinda died and went out the window pretty fucking fast too.

I don’t mean to make it sound like I’m like, saying that games should always be like, the same old same old (in fact I want the opposite, I couldn’t tell the difference between any of the shit that was revealed at E3 this year), but I wish the entire culture/atmosphere of like, literally everything I have an interest in (be it games, cartoons, the fucking internet in general) would just rewind back to how shit was in the past.

Hi Everyone!

So i just decided to start a new blog about Classic Rock. I’ll be posting about Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Elvis, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Velvet Underground, Santana, The Beatles, Stones, Woodstock,
psychedelia and pretty much anything related to the 60′s and 70′s.

I’m new in this Tumblr thing so i’d to say a few thing about me:

i’m a girl and my native language is spanish so i’d like to apologize for any mistake i could make, i’m still learning english. I like animals, classic literature, Jimmy Page fanfics, young versions of now old mans and pizza And if anyone wants to know more about me, feel free to message me! I’m always open to new friendships.

Are you a musician on tumblr??do you want to make new friends (liek me) who appreciate real music?.then this net is for you.join to make new friends and reconnect with old ones (@xmisanthrxpex haha lol)

rules.

ok ill choose people when i feel like it.it might be soon.depends who enters.also if u dont get u probably have shit music taste and i cant be to blame for that. 

OOC: Reminder

//Hey all…just a quick reminder to all who either have already read my RP rules or haven’t (click here if you want to read them):

I roleplay on MY schedule.  I have a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday, 1st shift, so that means my days are pretty well booked.  I’m allowed to use Skype during the day so we can chat/plot there (you can reach me at sjh.1701), but unless things are slow where I am, not much writing will happen.

Also, there are days, nights and/or weekends when I just plain old don’t feel like writing.  Whatever the reasons are, they must be important enough for me to not be here writing, which I normally love to do.

So, if you find yourself waiting on me for a reply post, I implore you: please be patient with me.  I will do my best to make my reply worth the wait.

And don’t be shy about reminding me if it’s been a while; as Tumblr is infamous for not letting my tags or notifications work properly all the time, there’s always a possibility I missed your reply.  So, yes…please remind me…

…but if the reminders become excessive and/or belligerent, that’s where I draw the line and I will likely end the thread then and there and subsequently un-follow you.

Thank you!

-The Mun

Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.
You claim to love her, inside and out, but the only time you call her beautiful is when it’s 3 in the morning and I’ve already turned you down.
—  girls tell each other everything, c.j.n.