Since most who played pre-2000 systems the first time around are now at least 30, is this board mainly jobless kids afraid to torrent?
What makes you think I ever moved on from 4chan?
We use emulators here.
>>5578357This. It's funny but for some reason, young people think that some places of the internet belong to teens or young adults, and anybody above the age of 30 automatically stops using the internet altogether (despite it was us who were using the internet before they even existed).It's really weird.Anyway, 4chan is rather old. Actual zoomers probably use other social platforms like tiktok now, 4chan is also probably seen as "problematic" or not very good in modern society's eyes.Also, OP, you can browse the internet from work. In fact, you can browse the internet anywhere, you should know.
>>5578350It's mostly zoomer collectors who just buy whatever game their favorite e-celeb is shilling this month, but there are also 30+ autists like myself.
I'm 29, I've been on 4chan since it was first made. Was linked here from shoujo-ai.com's forum's hidden hentai board.I don't generally emulate if I can avoid it, I like to collect original releases and play games on original hardware. I'm gainfully employed, and have enough disposable income to buy anything within reason.
I feel like the age range of /vr/ has dropped dramatically in recent years. Pic related for testament to my age.
>>5578459Yep, looks like something only an underage faggot would post
>>5578459That is likely, with 25-30 now being excluded by the 2014 rules.
>>5578350Don't post that, it might offend someone.
>>5578381>shoujo-ai.com hentai boardFuck, another former shoujo-ai member. I'm 30 and I think that's where I first heard of 4chan as well, back in 2004. Came for the /h, stayed for /b and later some other boards, and /vr is what made me come back to regularly visiting several years ago.
>>5578480>tfw you were first linked because your friend ran one of the first servers.Feels pretty much like nothing, just being old
I know there was a big surge around 2007/8 that changed the culture, but I feel like there's been another big surge over the last couple of years that has been even worse, aided no doubt by the sanitising efforts of the discord trannies.
>>5578350Jobless kid here, I like it better here since most people are 30 or older. This board has far less shitposting then the other video games board. At worst I can tell a poster is older as they'll post a meme from a decade, it's kind if cute though, like watching a senior talk in their lingo and such.
>>5578350Yes. And the rest are millennials who think being "old" makes them less retarded than they actually are.
>>5578542>edgy oldfag thinks trannies haven't been on 4chan since day 1Cute!
I outgrew my retro hipster phase by the end of 8th grade. Why do most take longer?
>>5578572It's all about developing confidence. It took me until about 11th grade to be comfortable in my own skin, which meant I didn't have to project that kind of curated appearance. If anything, it's probably unusual to grow out of phases before you're through puberty
>>5578684>going through 'phases'
>>5578701You best start believing in phases, sweaty, You're in one
>>5578545Shut up Dewy.
How is a fucking 28 yo excluded? I had more retro games as a kid than most of you combined. What a /v/ tier thread. Imagine actually trying to make yourself feel good about your age post 30.
>>557835031 year old nurse practitioner here. Been playing vidya games since I was like 2 years old. I just like video games, man.
36 here. I always find it strange that people 30+ wouldn't be on the internet, isn't it more likely they would be as young people should be out living life, friends, parties etc. If you are 18 here all the time you are much worse than a 50 year old here.
>>5578818>born in the 90sIt had to be past the mid 90s before you even starting really gaming. >inb4 I was gaming at 2 years oldSure.GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE, KID!
>>5578831You math is shit. I was literally a kid in the 90s, playing games older than you are. And post 2000 not only were there still games and ports, but there was still renting.
>>5578831I was playing some Red Baron flying game and Q*bert on my grandpa's DOS computer and Donkey Kong, Pitfall some truck game, and a few others on his Atari and Intellivision when I was 2 years old. I also distinctly remember trying to play some Dungeons & Dragons game, Tron, and B-17 Bomber, too, but I couldn't figure them out at that age.My cousin had an NES that I played Mario on a bit, and there was another NES at the daycare I went to that I played Castlevania and Contra on. I remember being amazed at two of the older kids at daycare finally beating Contra. There were like 10 of us gathered around watching.When I was 4, I got my own SNES for Christmas, and I loved it. Super Castlevania IV became my favorite game, and still is to this day.
>>5578842>I was literally a kid in the 90s, playing games older than you areThat makes you cool anon.
>>5578863Not as cool as you, grandpa. You're so cool, being thirty. Lmao
>>5578831>>inb4 I was gaming at 2 years oldFrom my parents told me, I started playing Super Mario in 1990 (when I was two years old). I don't think it is unheard of, however, I don't personally remember gaming until I was around four. >>5578357This. 15 years for me and I still can't move on from this cursed website.
>>5578831I am also 28 and was gaming at 2 years-old, thanks to 2-player Gen games with my big bro.
>>5578882get saved, bro: Romans 10:9
>>5578842>You math is shit. I was literally a kid in the 90sIf you were born 1990+ that means to be playing games you really had to be at least 5, so at the very earliest you started gaming in 1996. I left high school in 1992. Whatever older systems you played, you never played them at the time, you were not part of that. The same way some teenager playing a nes today could not understand what it was like to play it on release. >>5578859To really remember them though and to fully enjoy them for what they were you had to be at a certain age. A 2 year old can't game. Playing Red baron at 2 years of age, really? You must be a genius. Most of those systems I was around 10 plus or a teenager. I just see that as a true experience to really bring back nostalgia.>be 10>summer>gaming with friendsAs opposed to button mashing at 2 years old.
>>5578882>I am also 28 and was gaming at 2 years-oldLol right. An average 2 year old can only speak in 2-3 word sentences. Yet here we have a whole bunch of people who at 2 years old were gaming, reading the screens, using quick reflexes with fast reaction times. Is your IQ about 3000 right now?
>>5578903>two button game is hard>need over 9000 iqSorry to hear about your low 80s iq.
>>5578894>If you were born 1990+ that means to be playing games you really had to be at least 5, so at the very earliest you started gaming in 1996. Do you have a point here? I have concrete gaming memories at 4. I've seen kids beat games at 3. The 90s stopped roughly around 9/11 in terms of a cultural shift and a gaming shift. That's also when millenials start calling gen z zoomers. So what gatekeeping is going on here, really? You think you know 5th gen, but I was born in it. My sentiments towards the console are much more raw and intimate. If there's anyone who can defend the merits of a primitive 3D game, it's me.
>>5578894I remember enjoying them with my cousins and friends at that age, and I wasn't just mashing buttons. I was a good listener and good at remembering things I was shown how to do. I was even able to start up the DOS games on my own.>>5578903Are you functionally retarded? I was reading Dr. Seuss books on my own at 2 and 3. My three kids also had no trouble playing stuff like platformers and temple run games at the same age.
>>5578914Because you are talking nonsense, the very fact you are not aware of how ridiculous this is indicates that it is you with the low intellect.2 buttons have nothing to do with it. It's what is on screen and the interactions.Games for 2 year olds are based on simple shapes and sounds. No 2 year old could play Mario. 2 years are learning to pick up a toy, place a shape in a hole. Clearly you know nothing of children.
>>5578921You're talking to a gamer, don't be mean.
>>5578924based boomer pretends he knows all about children
>>5578924Sorry that you think that because you can't do something means that no one else can. You seem very arrogant. Super Mario is a simple game. At least to those with three digit iqs. lol
>>5578924I've got three kids. You're wrong. :)
>>5578924I beat SMW and DKC at age 3 with help on a few stages.
>>5578903We used to play Sonic 2-3&K nonstop, and World of Illusion, Great Circus Mystery (VERY hard but satisfying), Ms. Pac-Man (my mom's favorite) and Spinball every once in a while (these are the only ones we owned, though we bought the terrifying/hard Shinobi III a little later), and each got to rent a game of our choice every Friday, at least by 1996, can't remember if we did that before that year. It was always time for more Sonic for us. My brother also had a Game Gear and a Game Boy (by 1994; came with Link's Awakening), which I'd very occassionally get to play, but usually just leaned over his shoulder to watch him play. We also had a sweet hot blonde babysitter named Christina who I can still barely remember. Great times.
>>5578920Sure thing, zoomer. I've seen every release from the early 80s and on. >>5578921>Are you functionally retarded? I was reading Dr. Seuss books on my own at 2 and 3Are you? An average 2 year old can't even count to 5. Your memory is mixed up. They speak using 2 or 3 words. You could read books though... A tiny percentage of people have memories from when they were 2. But hey, here we have people who can remember when they were 2, they played games, they read books. Yeah OK.
>>5578939I sure hope I'm not stuck here posting what you're posting when I hit your age.
>>5578939I literally have the labelled VHS home videos my mom and dad took from my childhood, and there are plenty from when I was 2 and 3 of me speaking full sentences, reading books, and playing and beating games with my cousins.There is literal labelled, documented proof. You're a retard.
>>5578927I do. You are just zoomers who don't and have confused your 6 year old self with 2. try using a little google. A 2 year old is basically still a baby and can only do very simple things. Gaming just ain't it, chief. >>5578928>You seem very arrogantBecause I am highlighting how ridiculous some of you sound and have you have no idea how stupid a 2 year old. They can barely walk let alone have the motor functions to move characters on a screen and avoid things. This is a 2 year old playing mario and he has to be guided at every part and is very slow just moving the character up and down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9nem1A1GkkSo just quit with the BS.
>>5578932And I'm a 42 year old child psychologist so what is your point?
>>5578956Great anecdotal evidence you presented. Some retard's kid on youtube proves nothing. And you can see that other Anon's have similar stories. It's funny that you think everyone is lying.
>>5578949>i have proof because i said i doCircular reasoning. >you're a retardLol oh the irony.
>>5578959That's nice. My three kids were doing fine playing A Hat In Time when it first came out. Only thing I had to do was help them with reading and explain the controls. My oldest is turning six this year.
>>5578542ever seen this one?
>>5578963Just google it then, google 2 year old milestones or whatever. They are very basic. People lie online and others join in. It's like if you see an IQ thread every person jumps in with a high IQ. That's how how crowds work and the psychology of them, duh. The fact is only a tiny percentage of people have memories of being 2 years of age and even then they are not vivid at all. >Most children learn to read by 6 or 7 years of age. Some children learn at 4 or 5 years of age. Yet here we have people aged 2 reading books and having high functioning motor skills to play games aimed at children much older than they are.
>>5578970Like I said, you must be a genius and obviously your genetics have been passed on. Well done. It's not the norm though, that's the point.
>>557835038 here, been on almost daily for about 3 years. Started on Atari 2600.
>>5578974If you remember from >>5578882I already said that I don't remember it. However, why would my aunts, uncles, grandparents, and parents lie that I played a game when I was two? They gain nothing. You keep saying two year olds aren't smart enough yet. Fair, I never claimed I was good at it. All I said was that I was told that I played it as a two year old. The only other hint is that I was given was I could get through the first few worlds. I don't think I beat it until around 1993 when I got the remake for SNES. But whatever. You don't have to believe it. Just know that not everyone is the same. :^)
>>5578938I forgot, I also bought pic related probably around 95, and we eventually bought the last Sega game for sale at Blockbuster, Power Rangers: The Movie. I also played Gunstar Heroes sometime between 1994 and 96, which quickly stuck in my mind as the best game ever (my bro (SAID he) hated it, though), and didn't play it again until we learned about emulators in 2000-2001.
>>5578818A shining example of one of those retarded millennials who think being "old" makes them not retarded. In fact, they're actually more retarded because they should be old enough to know better. Instead, use their "age" as a crutch to try to hide their stupidity. The funny this is they're so stupid they don't realize they're not fooling anyone. Even the newest of zoomers is laughing at this 28 year old man child.
>>5578974i bet they can code c++ when they were 2 years old too.
>>5578992Yes you probably pressed the buttons, you were not really playing the game, of course a 2 year old can do that and as you don't remember (as most people wont) you can't really say you were a gamer back then. If someone said you were pushing buttons on the nes at 3 months old you can't really say you gamed on the nes exactly. Most of my posts are aimed at those saying they could remember, read books, understood the games and so on.
>>5579001Agreed, and I'm the blogposter. Mills are an egotistical and failed generation, and zooms look up to them for the sheer lack of original content in their generation
>>5578993Seems like you needed to spend more time outside than indoors!
>>5579002Alongside writing novels in their 3rd language
>>5578542>like watching a senior talk in their lingo and suchThe degeneration of the English language is very sad to witness. A part of me dies inside every time I hear some adult millennial say "that's a thing," not to be humorous but because they no longer can think of any better word to use.
>>5579025You're right. We had a great backyard with a swingset and a slide, but got rid of that by the end of the 90s. Mom and Dad did the hip 90s thing of getting divorced, and it permanently ruined my brother (I was only 1 at the time, so didn't affect me much at all), giving us little time for parental guidance and care. TV and games raised us mostly, for the worse.
>>5579189He's right, though. Why do you think zoomers are known as such unimaginative retards?t. took those same grammar classes in uni that you did
>>5579208>old bad new goodEverything has always been shit. The water's getting warm so you might as well swim...kid ;)
>>5579214fug i got the meme backwards haha sorey aboot that eh
>>5578949>I literally have the labelled VHS home videos my mom and dad took from my childhoodThe earliest footage from my childhood is recorded on super 8mm motion picture film. I was born in 1980, so am the last generation to have home movies on film - and yet, I had WWW Internet as a teenager.What a time, the end of the 20th century.
>a thread about boomers and zoomers without any actual boomers or zoomersthis board is a joke
Zoomer here. I just think they're neat.
>>5578521>Traps didn't exist before 2018
>>5579481That's pretty transphobic of you to label transwoman wrongly.
>>5578894The gatekeeping in this post gave me temporary autism
>>5579487Nvm.the gatekeeping in this entire thread gave me autism
>>5578381>shoujo-ai.com's forum's hidden hentai boardfuck me man. That's a blast from the past.
>>5578521The 2007/2008 surge have now assimilated. The last big wave was 2014.
>>5578350I'm a 32 y/o who substitute teaches. I don't make enough money to afford new consoles and my current PC has a fried GPU I can't afford to replace yet, so I'm relying on an integrated GPU which can only play retro games.
>>5578831>>5578865>>5579001>t. seething self-hating 30yo boomers
>>5579664There's plenty of excellent new games that play perfectly on integrated graphics, but you can't get them from shitty ad sites so you'd need to pay or torrent, the latter being risky if you're not on a thoroughly curated private tracker. Ever try rogelikes? The pure ones are free (because a mainstream gamer wouldn't pay for a game with literally no graphics) and very challenging.
>>5579675>torrenting retro games>risky
24, make $62k. Not afraid to torrent but don't need to since any 9/10 or above retro vidya is available on Steam or GoG. I don't play B-tier games.
>>5579682You need to work on your reading comprehension skills. Put down the games and read some books. Iain M. Banks' Culture series is a good read, and a major influence of some of the games you've likely played.Torrenting new PC games is risky, because they're native executables.
>>5579687Sorry I don't read trashy genre fiction written for manchildren who flaunt their IQ on Tibetan shadow puppet forums.
>>5579692That's a pretty pseud position, and this is a children's toys forum.
>>5579674>assblasted millennial faillord
>>5578350>watching some random jackass stream because the AI tournament stream went down>dude has a loli voice for his text to speech like a dumbass>send him a dollar>Haruka-Chan tipped one dollar. Onee-chan please dont do this. We're both girls, this is wrong. Not only that but we are sisters. Onee-chan don't, it feels weird. No, please don't put your mouth there it's dirty. Oh no. Please don't stop, onee-chan>streamer becomes flustered and ends the streamI got my dollar's worth.
>>5579769https://textreader.pro/Justin is the one you're wanting.
>>5579769Did someone record this?
>>5579189it's not prescriptivism dumbass. There's a difference between complaining about creative new uses of language for good reasons (or even fashion) and just being too fucking lazy or incompetent to articulate ideas clearly. I have the opposite feeling when I meet some low-class boomer who probably graduated high school with a C average using complete, grammatically correct sentences and well-chosen words.
>>5578521What is a discord tranny
Reminder that if you're 30+ with no wife and kids, you have no business boasting to younger people about anything.
>>5579879Why can't I boast about not having a wife and kids?
>>5578350Afraid to torrent? I've downloaded nearly a terabyte of games ranging from the Channel F to PS2. And collections of old Magazines to boot. Afraid to Torrent? Bitch put this on I2P and I'll fucking jack into it.
>>557835029 here. Still haven't moved on and don't plan on doing it.
>>5578521Fox News is ironically the one that advertised this board to the general public. Stupid dumb fucking bastards. I've always said they were controlled opposition.
>>5578545All trannies should die.
>>5579879Kids are a money scam and a time sink.
>>5579926Kids are your fucking retirement. There's going to be a point in time that the elderly can no longer rely on becoming burdens of the state.
>>5579930You'd do better saving/investing what it costs to raise them. Don't make new laborers for free.
>>5579930In what, the last 5 years when your body is already a broken husk and you've already accomplished everything you wanted to do? Great investment and pay off.they're meant to be exploited much earlier than that, they're meant for talent exploitation and living vicariously through their success!
>>5579930>>5579936>>5579941don't have kids for financial reasons.have kids if you want a family and don't want to die alone.If you can manage a harem of under-25 girlfriends who are actually loyal and will stay with you until the end, go for it otherwise your best bet is children.
>>5579936>>5579941>>5579959I prefer the idea of being with a good friend or many all your life without the kids involved, gay or not. If you have zero friends or family, you have better chances paying off a good care taker. Most kids grow to avoid their family and see them as a burden. Even if they love you enough to help, their hearts are not in the right place for they have their own life / lover / family to worry about instead.
>>5578831But the Dreamcast, PSone, and even the N64 were still releasing games into the early 2000’s.
>>5580097Doesn't matter. They were born 10 years earlier than you, therefore they are k00l and you are not.
Probably not too relevant to this thread but I remember in the mid 2010’s everyone got pissed off with being associated to millennials and having high hopes for le based Gen Z. Ever since that zoomer/boomer meme now no one wants to be associated as a zoomer. Generational cohorts are just another thing for tribalist nogs to have an identity to latch on to.
>>5579930Get a load of this delusional faggot. All I see kids doing is putting their grandparents in a retirement home to rot. The Smith & Wesson retirement plan is my choice just as it was for Hunter S. Thompson.
>>5579812A /pol/ boogeyman/"anyone I don't like".Some sicko fag was brainwashing feminine fags to become traps to hopefully fuck ,then one shot himself. That is where it all came from.
>>5579001That's how every other x'er acts on this board, though.
>>558010No one here is born on the same release date as the console. Teehee silly millennial, games don’t stop magically disappearing after the console’s release so it does matter. By the way are you really using consoles as a form of an identity? I’m giving you the “out” so post wisely.
>>5580129>>5580131Can you rephrase in English what you think I'm implying?
>>5580137If you really need help, then work on your comprehension.
>>5580149If that really means what I think it means, then it's retarded and likely replying to the wrong post, because the post he is responding to has absolutely nothing to do with it. That's why I asked for clarification.
>>5579879>wifeEndangering half of everything you have, possible even having to pay a woman a fucking allowance for the rest of your life (alimony) just to have a governmentally sanctioned "marriage". Real cuck move, that. >kidsOverrated, especially in the west thanks to "nuclear families". Since we toss kids on the street at 18, they return the favor by tossing your ass in a nursing home to die alone and forgotten in a pool of your own piss. From the biological perspective, the criterion for life success of having kids blows up your theory as well - a ghetto man with 30 illegitimate offspring, none of whom know their father, will always have more Darwinian right to boast over some white family cuck that barely has the resources to raise 1 without welfare etc. You are a fool.
>>5580175t. amerimutthope you enjoy dying a virgin, zoomer
>>5580249Are you Chinese or Japanese? Still have extended families in your country? If not, KYS.
32 here, actually mostly have a job (learned programming while NEET, do freelance) and I torrent more shit than anyone else alive. Emulate everything. Come at me bro
>>5580286Basedest anon ITT.
>>5580268>Still have extended families in your country?Yes. It's only americans that are backwards retards and lost all notion of family traditions. I speak the same languages my great-great-grandparents spoke and so do my children.You've probably not been born in such a family so you have no idea how it is really. I have four brothers and so did my father, and, if I didn't have kids, my older brother's youngest kids would have no cousins to play with on weekends.Also, Asians have no notion of family or filial tradition either. Know of any Japanese family in which at least fifty blood related people congregate to share a meal every Sunday? I don't.
>>5580316Sadly, America was brainwashed in the 20th century to make consumerism the god, in the process disposing of family and making everything about the ego of the boomer and his immediate surroundings. Kid kids to the curb at 18, abandon your parents, it's all about the shekels.
>>5580350I'm well aware of that, and I presume my great-great-grandfather already was since he chose to settle in Argentina and forced my great-grandfather to do the same instead of moving to the States after the family house was burnt down to the ground in the London bombardments. My great-great-grandmother is Italian, and my great-grandfatherlived with them until he married, as did my grandfather, my father and as I did as well. All tradition is passed down and preserved as closely as possible. This includes morals and worldviews, which at some point resulted in my family being largely anti-Semitic.
There are two different issues. Large extended families and keeping traditions aren't the same thing.Basically you have small nuclear families western Europe dating back to feudalism in the middle ages. This led to individuals becoming smarter, more self-sufficient, and more oriented to public community compared to the inbred, blood-feuding clannish people.Loss of family traditions is an American thing because so many Americans came here to leave behind the rigid inflexibility of old Europe and embrace freedom and progress.
>>5578903>An average 2 year old can only speak in 2-3 word sentences.I don't think this is true. I mean, it might be if you don't mean unintelligible nonsense, as my son at around 15 months would often yammer on almost non-stop on occasion for a good 20-30 seconds.
>>5578350I'm 22 and I've never bought a single game in my entire life, I torrent everything.
>>5580316>Asians have no blah blahYour example is poorly chosen and your claim has no merit anyway. Filial duties are core Confucianist values, but you're not going to see some enormous Sunday dinner because (a) regular weekly get-togethers aren't a tradition or culturally significant and (b) Confucianist Asian families are tiny as fuck, there are no 7 sons of 7 sons. Japan's population is both aging and shrinking, mainland China has childbirth restrictions, etc.The big exceptions are Westernized/Christian Asians. You'll find big families, siblings looking out for each other, etc. But even then taking care of previous generations remains a top priority.
>>5578974>>5579017boy, sure is a society we live in, huh.
>>557835034 hereNearly exclusively emulation these days. I sold my flash carts because I preferred to use the money for a better GPU for my computer to play modern games, and then learned what you could do with that GPU in regards to shaders. Haven't really looked back since, and actually want to get rid of most of my remaining video game paraphernalia and go exclusively to PC + nice USB controller.
Based on this pic and your main childhood era here, are you Gen X, Millennial, or Zoomer?
>>5578350>at least 30I'm only 26 anon, stop overestimating things. And people poorer than me kept playing PSX for even longer
>>5584150core millennial into late apparently, born 95
>>5580807people like this should unironically be in prison, coming as someone who voted left in 2016
>>557835025>is this board mainly jobless kids afraid to torrent?I pirate games for almost 15years anon
>>5579879>no wife and kidsthis is good
>>5580807what bothers me the most is that they wrote 'doxxing'
>>5584150who the fuck took the time to make this pic
>>5578521I was a part of the 2007 wave back when chocolate rain was the ebin meme. I actually feel like since about 2016 4chan has been losing traffic and I really don't mind it.
>>5578350Nah. I'm 32. I still like playing video games. If I actually have time to play video games is a completely different matter.And I actually stopped pirating games some time ago. Well, I can afford them and GOG exists, so what else would I spend my money on? Drugs and cheap whores?
>>5578350I'm someone who was impoverished as a kid in the end of the 80's/90's/2000's so I'm only just getting around to emulating all the stuff I missed. Being doing that for the past 9 years.
>>5580807Gradually, I began to hate them...
>>557835030 and still gaming and shit posting on 4chins. Unfortunately not as much time as I’d like to do either these days though.
>>5578362It's normal to use the internet at age 30, what's not normal is lurking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as if you still were a teenager. Also it's been widely documented that social network including 4chan, cause anxiety, self esteem issues and depression. Everyone should cut this garbage out of their lives.
>>5578350>51>posting from work
>>5586579I'm quitting this site again. Just waiting for my current posts to get bumped off. It would be helpful if you all would make more threads.>>5586357You could go places and do stuff with fun guys?
>>55865794chan is not social media. Say what you want but the culture of the main boards of 4chan is healthy and freshly anti establishment.
why are you all such sad depressed fucks? getting older doesn't automatically mean life is over. surround yourself with people you enjoy being around and do things you enjoy and practice healthy habits (exercise, eating right, etc).
>>5584150Early millennial I guess, but that pic is so America centric I can't fully relate to any of those eras.
>>5586662You just didn't read the thread at all, not being a loud manchild doesn't mean we are sad or depressed, still if some of use were there's plenty of valid reasons to be like that also shown in the thread
>>5586861I read it. your all mad about pointless things you cant change.
>>5586867Why would anyone be mad at things they CAN change? A problem that can be fixed is not really a problem, anon, just a temporal inconvenience.
>>5586889why be mad at all? Nothing is going to change no matter how hard we try. just be happy and healthy and play games.
>>5586631LMAO not even close on any of those claims
>>5586902You need to clearly define mad, thenBecause you are making it sound like getting mad is a horrible taboo that makes you a cripple or something, I can say you are getting mad of "us" getting mad and you can shrug it off as nothing and i for one know I can be mad at something yet shrug it off as easily as I assume you can
>>5578350>most who played pre-2000 systems the first time around are now at least 30But I'm 18 and grew up on mostly pre-2000 systems.is this why i never made friends with anyone my age?
Most of us are dudes with families. Other than a few outliers, this is probably the board with the fewest colored folk.
>>5578459imagine people thinking mods are heroes instead of just jannies now.
>>5578350My first game console was an Atari 2600. Favorite game was River Raid. I was 12. The year was 2008. I found it in my grandparents' attic.
>>5578350I'm 40 and have a full time job.
>>5584150According to birth year, zoomerAccording to the media I mainly consume and consumed in childhood, somewhere between late Gen X and Gen Y, with many elements from earlier thrown in. (Schoolhouse rock, willy wonka, pink panther, best superman movie, star wars (orignals), muppet show)My most recent console is a Wii, and the only games I really play on that are Smash Bros. Melee and the gamecube version of Twilight Princess. I enjoyed Invader ZIM, The Incredibles, Avatar: TLA, etc., but also grew up biking to the public library and checking out older cartoons on VHS and later DVD's. Watched Wacky Races, Animaniacs, Ren & Stimpy as much as I'd watch Ben 10.My parents did a good job of enculturing me. We watched movies ranging from the Marx Bros. comedies, "Smokey and the Bandit," Austin Powers movies to films like The Great Escape.Also, this "early gen X culture" thing shows Mr. Rogers, despite him creating new episodes up through the early 2000's. When I was little he was still making new content.I can hold conversations with boomers about Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" (classic comedy) or the late 60s/early 70s counterculture lead figures (like Abbie Hoffman) about as well as I can discuss Avatar: The Last Airbender or my favorite Vines (RIP) with my peers born in the mid 90s to early 2000's.If you're curious about something and you look into it, you can become knowledgeable about anything.>TL;DR Trying to divide things by generation as a way of being exclusionary is retarded and all culture exists in a non-exclusionary way as part of the public record
>>5584150Late Gen X for sure.
>>5586662I'm more depressed because of student loan debt and my shitty job desuI'm also into 80s cars, though, so going to car meets kind of keeps me in a social setting and stops me from feeling worse
Been on 4chan since almost the beginning.I have a wife, who knows I browse this place, and a successful career. I also have some hobbies, playing retro games being one of them.That being said, and to keep it /vr/, I mainly emulate home consoles and use the original portable consoles.I also have chink portable emulators which are a bunch of fun.FFX, snes and nes FFs > psx FFs
>>5584150core/late gen y but with a household full of late gen x shit
>>5587618he's right though. Most other sites require an ID and censor anything against the grain.I'm on 4chen because the rest of the true net is dead.
>>5588631The point you're missing, and what creates generations, are that an age group experiences very similar cultural touchstones which lead to social cohesion. Generational talk has devolved into advertising research now, but older people innately feel the bond of shared cultural experiences. That's what you don't have. Not a big deal.Late gen x, early millennial here. Born '84.
It always amazed me how into retro gaming a lot of younger people are. I'm 32. It always amazes me when I talk to teenagers who have played FF7, watched Evangelion, have played a lot of the better NES games and so on. What's even more amazing is that a lot of them have played the same games at about the same age I played them at, which is remarkable, given that I played them when they were new, and they're playing them when you can't even buy them in stores anymore except specialist retailers.It's a good thing. It means that younger generations are rejecting the overly slick, soulless CG stuff that is all about showcasing the latest graphics hardware instead of creating something genuinely fun, or at least that has real artistic value.
Born in 93, one of my first memories is my siblings getting a SNES for Christmas 95 and staring at Super Mario World. I was playing Mario 3, Kirby's Adventure, Mortal Kombat, and Sonic as far back as I can rememberMy first game was Kirby Super Star. Biggest graphics jump I ever saw was going from SNES -> opening cutscene of FF8 on PS1. Next biggest jump was CoD 2 in 2005.First system was Dreamcast w/ Sonic Adventure. I was legitimately mad at Sega when I saw SA2B coming out on GamecubeMy uncle gave us all his Atari 7800 and a shitton of 2600/7800 games back in 1998. It was well before my time, but I got good at some of the games (Keystone Kapers, Frogs N Flies 2P, Air Sea Battle, Superman, etc etc). I don't think I'll ever beat E.T. I don't have the patienceIt's funny. I was always looking for people to play old games with and no one gave a shit so I had to go to fringes on the internet like Assemblergames. Now that I've mostly grown out of it and don't have time to play games anymore, everyone and their grandma is playing retro games.
>>5589180> an age group experiences very similar cultural touchstones which lead to social cohesionExactly, if there's any real blurring, it happens where you have someone grow up in a rural area and/or spend more time with older friends than younger friends.I watched "Get Smart," "Dragnet," and "The Rockford Files" as a kid with my parents, but that didn't make me a boomer. And sure enough, just looking at that chart I can instantly tell where I "belong" because I recognize every single one of the images (even if it was something I didn't personally watch or own). (Late Gen X, born '79)>Late gen x, early millennial here. Born '84.'84 is pretty solidly early millennial, although it is in that very small sliver that might remember a time in their childhood before the internet and social media, unlike the rest of the Millennials. Early Millennials often identify with Gen X more than the N64/Pokemon generation.
>>5588631>Also, this "early gen X culture" thing shows Mr. Rogers, despite him creating new episodes up through the early 2000'sYeah some things have long lifespans. Star Wars is another obvious one.But if you aren't actually Late Gen-X, there's almost certainly some shit in that collage that you don't remember or at least wasn't a relevant part of your social life as a kid. Inspector Gadget? Cabbage Patch Kids? Playing Oregon Trail on an Apple ][ at school? Everything there was a part of my childhood, either directly or indirectly via other kids talking about it (usually with great enthusiasm).Meanwhile, for every other category, there's a lot of stuff I either don't recognize at all, or only remember as being "for kids" (eg Tiny Toons, Pokemon) or "old" (eg Super Friends, Atari 2600).
>>5584150I was born during that first era, but thanks to reruns in addition to being generally the most immature guy of all my friends, the breadth of my first-hand pop culture exposure encompasses the first six of those eight eras. The cut off is pretty severe too, as I don't care at all about just about anything in those last two boxes (including some of those consoles).
>>5589404>if there's any real blurring, it happens where you have someone grow up in a rural area and/or spend more time with olderYou're correct. Was born in rural South and one parent is silent gen and one is boomer.
I’m 32, I have a pretty good job (close to 6 figures) and my gf is super hot. I think if I posted a pic (would never) the nerds here would flip out. I only emulate and I spend more time on other hobbies like hiking than I do gaming. It’s whatever works for you, everybody is different.
>>5579812Discord is popular among socialists/lefty shut ins who get their friends to astroturf threads.There are also tranny discords, but over time the meme merged the two and it gets the lefty discord fags mad (plus many ancoms are malformed tranny freaks anyway)
Still own some of my original systems including NES, Genesis, and N64. Stopped gaming between 2001 and 2016 because life. Recently have begun playing older games again. Got an everdrive for the N64 and have had a blast reliving those times. Nostalgia hits hard in your thirties. I have emulated NES, SNES, Genesis, and N64 games. You'd have to be rich or an idiot to put money into buying actual game cartridges. I got the SNES mini and loved it. Prolly will pick up the sega one later this year.
>>5578350>mainly jobless kids afraid to torrent... what?
19, part time job. Don’t really care to collect much (don’t wanna end up like one of “those guys”) but I have a few systems laying around. The main reason I don’t really use them though is because I love upscaling to a higher resolution, especially with PS1 games it almost hurts my eyes to play them without upscaling. When I see people with NES cartridges and stuff it’s just kind of sad and I genuinely just feel sorry for them.
>>5591104succinct and accurate
>>5591173>When I see people with NES cartridges and stuff it’s just kind of sad and I genuinely just feel sorry for them.Do you have the same opinion about people who collect other small things just for fun? Sports memorabilia, die-cast cars, stamps, etc?
>>5578350lol, i torrent everything that i can't wget, even stuff that my uni offers me the official loicense for cuz funny enough the torrent is faster...
>>5592624However during the era that torrenting 2 gigs took a literal month i just bought original games for my gamecube from a local small store, not buying from wallmart has benefits as the owner would eventually give me discounts for being a regular customer, eventually got a chip mod for my GC to play backups
>>5578903>An average 2 year old can only speak in 2-3 word sentences.Not really relevant because most 4channers have above average IQs.
27, have social life with friends and girlfriend. Don't really need to work because I got lucky in life. Occasionally play retro vidya with them, but on an emulator using PS3 or PS4 controllers. Never really understood collecting, always kind of looked at it as a mental problem. I can't remember if it was torrents but I got all my ROMs a long time ago.
>>557835032 year old Boomer. Haven't left in the ten years I've been posting here.
>>5592501No, things like team scarfs, jerseys, or metal car figurines can never really "break" until they actually deteriorate in thousands or millions of years. Video games are just a few decades from not working. Also, the hobby of video games is a lot less social than sports. Furthermore, most people would agree sports and cars are more of an adult interest than video games. I guess there are a lot of reasons but to answer your question no those hobbies don't give me the same "sad" reaction.
I'm 30, have a wife, dog and job. Mostly just emulate but I have a real Sega Genesis in the attic. Only a few games for it though and I don't have much free time between spending time with the girl and seeing friends so I like to savescum when I play, so I use an emulator. My friends aren't into gaming so it might be weird to bring them into a room completely dedicated to gaming, not that I would have that kind of setup if they were into gaming anyways. I don't think the wife would want to fuck anymore.
>>5578920You think "zoomer" started around 2001? Why do you try to rewrite history anon? Zoomer is about three years old on 4c and I've never heard a human being in real life call a kid a zoomer. I assume is just some agenda speak to make 12-21 year Olds hate anyone older than them and vice versa.
>>5592754Yeah, compared to an average 2 year old
40 herethis is the only 4chan board I still use tho
>>558415087-94 is my core nostalgia periodI was born late 78 but I never think or have ever thought much of my early childhood. 1984 is the first year I can remember living in and I barely remember any pop culture until 2-3 years later than that
>>5578831So you didn't have any older siblings/cousins, and your parents had money. Got it.
>>5589618So you're like my dad's age (early 50s) yet were into cartoons and vidya up till 2005? Huh. Interesting.
>>5589180>Late gen X>Born 84But you were only 0-5 in the late gen x era. Not many people remember that much from those ages. Do you have a really genius memory or something?
>>5594013Why did you delete?
>>5589151This, desu. For all of its faults, 4chan does a lot more good than it does harm. Being able to have unfiltered discussion is extremely useful in this day and age. Anyway, to answer the OP, I was born in 91 and I've been browsing 4chan since I was 18. Before then I mostly browsed GameFaqs, GameSpot, the Shroomery, and whatever other random shit my friends and I would send each other on Facebook and AIM.I like this board because retro games are fucking amazing and most of the people here seem to be genuinely knowledgeable about vidya and vidya accessories. Whereas /v/ is just /b/ for the most part, this board really does talk about games.Idk what the fuck you mean by afraid of torrenting, but it seems like /vr/ has a lot of purists and hoarders who think emulation and piracy is bad. /v/ has the same thing. Frankly, they can eat shit.That's all.
>>5592948OK, so what about people who collect other electronics? Stereo equipment, vinyl records, tape recordings, CDs, computers, non-game software, etc.? Those devices and media are equally as susceptible to damage and degradation, enjoying them isn't necessarily a social hobby, and so forth.
is everyone on this board oldfags? Ive been here for 12 years, I thought you guys were a doujin circle.
>Muh seekrit clubIf retro players didn't use emulators they wouldn't have been made to begin with. This thread is cancer and mods are fags
>>5578350I'm 31 and work 2 jobs. Luckily I can shitpost at work so there's that.
>>5586631>rabidly defending the status quo or how things were a few years ago is anti-establishmentAlso the social dynamics here are pretty similar to most social media. If you've been around for a decade+ and are familiar with the rest of the internet, you've probably realized that anonymity on 4chan doesn't really change much. At most it just makes it easier to disengage from fights you don't want to be in. We avoid a lot of drawn out bullshit that way which would be a lot more frequent if we had proper accounts and usernames. Our culture never killed the ego through anonymity, we just made it so you have to loudly announce who you are with every post and reply.
>>5594214>avoid a lot of drawn out bullshitAre we using the same 4chan? It's an endless frequent repitition of shitflinging to the point where actual discussion is flooded out, anonymity gives anons the safespace of actually fighting without consequence, you don't see this type of shitflinging on any other site cause of being afraid of the reprecussion and muh special karma/ego points. If you use this site to boost your ego in fighting meaningless disputes then you haven't reached the bottom of the barrel here. Saying awake way to long fighting with some faggot only to have the thread be delete 15 Minute lauter and leaving you in the realisation that it all was for nothing, repeating every day just with different characters. This is the Definition of drawn out bullshit