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Kosma
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(03-08-2014, 11:52 AM)
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I hope its ok to post scans from now defunct magazines? If not excuse me. This is from Computer Gaming World.

Its funny how things never change it seems.

https://www.facebook.com/videogamesbored



Article about Microtransactions/DLC from the same issue



And comfy couch PC gaming

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StuBurns
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(03-08-2014, 11:53 AM)
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Except number two, yeah, they're probably still the top nine. Maybe not the bimbo one.
Impeccable
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(03-08-2014, 11:54 AM)
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So... nothing has changed.
Símon
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(03-08-2014, 11:54 AM)
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50-75 MB installs? Outrageous!
pieatorium
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(03-08-2014, 11:54 AM)
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75mb installs lol
Red UFO
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(03-08-2014, 11:55 AM)
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"What's next, Pac Man 3D?"

If only they knew
Linkyn
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(03-08-2014, 11:55 AM)
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Uncanny similarity.
Jawmuncher
(03-08-2014, 11:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Símon

50-75 MB installs? Outrageous!

Can't even fathom that much space.
But in all seriousness we sure have come a long way in that area.
Kosma
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(03-08-2014, 11:56 AM)
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I especially like them whining about the onslaught of RTS games, every generation has its genre it seems :)
TheChaos0
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(03-08-2014, 11:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Impeccable

So... nothing has changed.

I was about to say the same.
Mathezar
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(03-08-2014, 11:56 AM)
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This could have been written yesterday, although number 2 would be "FPS overload".
mavs
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(03-08-2014, 11:56 AM)
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We got most of the best RTS games ever made over the next six years after they wrote that article.
Cisce
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(03-08-2014, 11:57 AM)
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75 mb installs?

hahaha
DieH@rd
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(03-08-2014, 12:01 PM)
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Heh, age of great RTS games was just ahead of that E3.
Toparaman
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(03-08-2014, 12:06 PM)
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Great find OP. Not much has changed at all.
Sadist
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(03-08-2014, 12:06 PM)
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Funny stuff.

Still, shows you that this industry still has the same problems, stunning.
Kageshinzo
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(03-08-2014, 12:06 PM)
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To be fair, CGW focused mostly on PC gaming, not consoles, so there was definitely a glut of RTS that time, due mainly to Command & Conquer and WarCraft. Consoles that time were already pretty much diverse, although predominant were still action-platformers and fighters, if I remember right.

It's funny because StarCraft released immediately after that year lol.
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Catshade
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(03-08-2014, 12:08 PM)
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...and flight sims keep rehashing a Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

I guess the Russians like their fight sims.
Dusk Golem
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(03-08-2014, 12:08 PM)
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It really isn't too far off today from what we see over 16 years later. Obviously a few things are slightly different (FPS overload to RTS overload, 75 MB installs in retrospective is kind of lulzy), but honestly a lot of the trends haven't changed much, for better or worse.

I agree that many female characters still being bimbos, but I also would argue there's been progression in that area at least. However, I also had a small chuckle about the comment of what girl would want to play Tomb Raider. Mainly because while I haven't actually played the series outside of the newest reboot and Guardian of Light, most people I know who love the franchise are female.

I find the Asteroids comment about it being half-assed online particularly amusing to myself.
Impeccable
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(03-08-2014, 12:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dusk Golem

It really isn't too far off today from what we see over 16 years later. Obviously a few things are slightly different (FPS overload to RTS overload, 75 MB installs in retrospective is kind of lulzy), but honestly a lot of the trends haven't changed much, for better or worse.

RTS games with first person shooters and 75mg installs with 40 gig installs.

Nothing changes. It's amazing.


Also: Shout-outs to Johnny Wilson for microtransactions.
Kosma
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(03-08-2014, 12:12 PM)
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Yeah that Johny Wilson article is so spot on its crazy, I wonder where he is now.

Edit:

Seems he is working at a University now?

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/johnny-wilson/0/27/583
Jb
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(03-08-2014, 12:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kosma

Its funny how things never change it seems.

I know right, I'm getting sick of all those RTS clogging up the market.
firehawk12
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(03-08-2014, 12:13 PM)

Originally Posted by Kosma

I hope its ok to post scans from now defunct magazines? If not excuse me. This is from Computer Gaming World.

Its funny how things never change it seems.

https://www.facebook.com/videogamesbored

http://i.imgur.com/xrar6Ja.jpg

Article about Microtransactions/DLC from the same issue

http://i.imgur.com/U41MzW3.jpg

And comfy couch PC gaming

http://i.imgur.com/DdlQrdN.jpg

The more things change, the more things stay the same.
AHA-Lambda
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(03-08-2014, 12:14 PM)
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replace rts with FPS and nothing has changed. that's so sad :s
Sloane
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(03-08-2014, 12:17 PM)
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I wouldn't mind a decent RTS game!
potam
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(03-08-2014, 12:18 PM)
Seriously, what has happened to RTS games?
GoaThief
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(03-08-2014, 12:20 PM)
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Good stuff, hopefully this will encourage some to be more positive as we do have it pretty damn good at the moment.
BurnOutBrighter
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(03-08-2014, 12:23 PM)

flight sims keep rehashing a Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

Ouch, too soon.

3D card confusion has been pretty much sorted out now though, seeing as there are only two manufacturers.
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Gumball
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(03-08-2014, 12:24 PM)
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75-100mb huge installs, lol.

If those writers fast forwarded in time to see Titanfall they would shit themselves.
Camwi
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(03-08-2014, 12:27 PM)
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#5 is eery.
Killer
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(03-08-2014, 12:28 PM)
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i wish there RTS overload right now. i want new Rise of Nations dammit ;_;.
abstract alien
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(03-08-2014, 12:29 PM)
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It's like we never learned.
FyreWulff
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(03-08-2014, 12:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by potam

Seriously, what has happened to RTS games?

Their turn came and went, just like character platformers did later on. FPS will eventually be a niche again too.
Zabant
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(03-08-2014, 12:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Camwi

#5 is eery.

You know what they say about War; War never changes.

Video Games too by the looks of it.
LeeRoyBrown
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(03-08-2014, 12:33 PM)
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I'd fucking cut off my left testicle right now, take out a credit card and finally buy a GPU if I found out 50 new RTS games were being made tomorrow.

75mb installs.

Holy fuck, those were the days!

EDIT:

Fucking holy shit at #5.

Are they listening to us now? Are they watching us?
KillerMan91
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(03-08-2014, 12:33 PM)
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2. Real-Time Strategy overloard

BassForever
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(03-08-2014, 12:35 PM)
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Dunno which made me laugh harder too many RTS or 75mb installs
HariKari
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(03-08-2014, 12:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by potam

Seriously, what has happened to RTS games?

Lack of innovation compared to other genres. RTS games fit with the graphics of the era pretty well. But it's strange EA can't even manage to bring their C&C project to life and Blizzard doesn't seem too eager to do Warcraft 4 anytime soon. It's like the genre is stuck in a time warp, with only the Toal War games really trying anything new.
Fangrim
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(03-08-2014, 12:42 PM)
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I remember reading that magazine on the train!

It's kinda scary that so many things mentioned in that article, are still valid today. Those who aren't, needs only one word substituted (Someone mentioned RTS to FPS for example).

I do think we had good times back then - and we'll have plenty of good times ahead!
Bomber Bob
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(03-08-2014, 12:43 PM)
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we had quality game journo back in the days
Steroyd
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(03-08-2014, 12:43 PM)
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Lmao.

The only 2 things you need to change is the 75MB installs to GB and RTS for FPS and that article is applicable today absolutely shocking, the more things change the more they stay the same.
I Wanna Be The Guy
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(03-08-2014, 12:44 PM)
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Oh how I wish the industry would pump out some Tomb Raider clones today.
silver.tongue
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(03-08-2014, 12:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Símon

50-75 MB installs? Outrageous!

Seriously... wtf...
Rebel Leader
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(03-08-2014, 12:47 PM)
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Russian invasion of the Ukraine


Tell us more almighty magazine
plainr_
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(03-08-2014, 12:48 PM)
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Gamers of the future will be laughing at our 40GB installs too but for now let me laugh my ass off at 75 mega-fucking-byte installations. Amazing.
Rygar 8 Bit
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(03-08-2014, 12:49 PM)
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at the time I had a 246 mhz with 64mb ram and either a 4 or 8gb harddrive I remember even the first 50mb half life patch was a big deal back then
AlimNassor
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(03-08-2014, 12:50 PM)
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...and flight sims keep rehashing a Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

That's hilarious in hindsight.
cacildo
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(03-08-2014, 12:58 PM)
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We complained back in the day... and now we look back and think we had some great games back then.

If in the future we miss the games of today... brrrrrr than the future is terrible!!!!
Jawmuncher
(03-08-2014, 01:03 PM)
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Comfy couch pc gaming my ass.
Whatever fake game is in on that page instantly makes it horrifying couch gaming.
travisbickle
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(03-08-2014, 01:07 PM)
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The "heroes or bimbos" picture tag would have gained a 30 page thread if someone had written it on GAF.

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