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This is going to sound pathetic and lonely. Maybe I am. Some of my best times as a kid were spent on retro consoles playing the old two player games with a bro there, drinking, etc... Now that I've hit 30 how do i find people who are still into retro games like me to play them with. I'm not about to take an ad out on craigslist and I don't really know of any local meetups. Where can I find a retro vidya bro to drink with and power through old games on the weekend. My setup and knowledge of emulation will play everything up to N64 and PS1. I just want a bro to cruise thru double dragon 2 or mario kart or whatever with. My wife hates this shit but doesn't mind me taking a day or 2 a week to do it.
>mfw no bros to play retro vidya with
>inb4 homo
>just want to play the games in person/drink with someone who has the same interests.
How did you guys find a gaming/drinking bro?
I hate bars

>> No.2392164

Good luck.

>> No.2392179

OP again. I've stopped telling my coworkers about my retro gaming interests because they all look at me like I'm an autist. Any of my coworkers that play vidya all want to play the "latest thing".

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I don't mind modern games and have a more than adequate separate setup for them. They all have such a niche fanbase. Just isn't the same playing shit online when you could have actual living people over. So many modern gamers don't wanna leave home and play in person.
>My nephews are the only people I actually play vidya games with in person.
I feel like an autist.
>Want a drinking buddy to play vidya with.

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God damn...
I'm 30 too, married andI have a daughter
really don't have much time to play anymore...sucks
I remember the good old days, before getting married, used to live with my brother, and we played D&D Shadow over Mystara on the weekends, and mostly beat 'em ups. We used to buy chips, soda and marijuana.
Best weekends ever. Do not let the dream die, keep looking

>> No.2392258

Last post of me just bitching to myself.

It's like all my social activities are spent doing shit other people want to. I go hunting with the brother in law twice a month. I hate that shit. I'll spend 15 minutes on targets and be bored... Anytime we actually go to hunt and its my turn to shoot I miss just because I don't want the hassle of either cleaning or hauling it to be cleaned. Not really a moral issue. I just prefer my food from the super market. Worst thing to do after a day of vidya is clean up the snacks and beer cans. I even volunteer building houses with H4H once a month. Just can't seem to find people with the same interests. So don't think I'm anti social or anything. All of my socializing seems to be spent doing shit other people want to do.

>> No.2392261

What state are you in?

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Thanks anons :)
I still enjoy my retro vidya but nostalgia has me missing days past.

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It's part of growing up, can't really do anything about it anymore....
BUT, I have all of my retro consoles and games stored in my basement, and I promised, when I retire, I will build a retro man cave and play the same videogames while under the influence of MJ with my brother again.

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Ric, VA but...
Not really looking to meet another gamer online. I just wish there was like a moose lodge for retro vidya gamers lol. Damn I feel old. (also a member of the local moose lodge, poker and pool get old fast.)
I've honestly thought about opening a coffee shop or bar with arcade cabinets, couches, and retro consoles. It just doesn't seem like a sound business plan. I don't know of any ones that lasted a year. Plus navigating the DRM legalities of console gaming feels like it would make it next to impossible. Clearly you couldn't use an original console for all of your customers to save their games on...

>> No.2392283

>Ric, VA
There's your problem.

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I agree... Good jobs though and both me and the wife's family live here. I feel trapped, because I am. I've also considered trying to lease a place and set up a private lodge for drinking and games. At least with a private lodge environment you avoid so many legal headaches.

>> No.2392301

retro games are very tough and expensive to maintain.

Unless you go the emulation route.

>> No.2392303

That won't work though because the old people don't want to listen to mario in the background while playing cards.

>> No.2392310

I manage a cluster of virtual servers I created for a local lawfirm. I've got enough experience to create a large scale emulation setup and have a fairly pimp personal one in my house.

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Drunk... setup. Obviously I didn't "create" them....

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Anyways, I've gone way off topic. What is a good strategy to meet a fellow retro gamer to play vidya with in a middling size US city?

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I can go to a local park to play chess. I can go to the lodge for cards/pool. There is literally no where for retro gamers to meet up so how do you meet them. It's a conundrum wrapped in an enigma. This shit wouldn't be an issue if I lived in a major city :(
>MFW i just may start searching for a better job in a major city so I can find people to play vidya with.

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>Now that I've hit 30 how do i find people who are still into retro games like me to play them with

You don't, unfortunately.

As a kid I usually ONLY played games if they were multiplayer. As an adult I've had to learn to enjoy single player games. But even though I've found some great ones, it's just not the same most of the time so I don't play games as much as I used to anymore. I'd guess you're in the same boat.

>My wife hates this shit but doesn't mind me taking a day or 2 a week to do it.

Females that tolerate gaming hobbies are rare as bigfoot sightings. But that's to be expected.

Yeah, old school gaming was a much bigger thing in the early years of emulation. Now we're over a decade and a half past when emulation started and there's just not many people into anymore. And the old hardware is difficult to find in working order and some games don't even work on modern style TVs. Our hobby is RAPIDLY becoming obsolete and creeping toward extinction.

>mfw reading the rest of this thread

fuuuuuck this thread is depressing.

>> No.2392349

>Females that tolerate gaming hobbies are rare as bigfoot sightings.

Who let /r9k/ out?

>> No.2392358

>college age poster who's never been married detected

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>> No.2392373
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I'm not usually so much of a downer. I've got a good social life. Great wife. Great family. It's just all my social time is spent doing shit other people are interested in. Realistically I just need to cultivate some new hobbies other people are equally interested in. Honestly my wife doesn't mind my gaming habits so long as I still get the important shit done. As long as I don't veg out on it more than 2 nights a week she's cool. We have a couple date nights a week but we enjoy the freedom to pursue our other interests. Honestly our space is the best thing for our relationship. We take turns cooking after work when we don't eat out. There's none of that jealousy nonsense. We're both very family centered. I've got a good life. I may have made it sound way too depressing. I'm having a bout of nostalgia/brew I guess. I wouldn't actually leave this city for vidya lol. Our roots are too strong. :)

>> No.2392376

Yeah, it gets less and less acceptable by most people in general. Not that I have any time for it anyways.

Anyways, I think once you hit 30 it's hard to make new friends in general, beyond your coworkers or others in volunteer activities, sports, that sort of thing. People start coupling up and maybe even have kids, it becomes difficult just to get people to commit to dinner and drinks. The best I've been able to do is get people to come over for Catan or another board game once in a while, or occasionally go to a barcade.

>> No.2392379

Girls who played video games were around as long as your hobby. I sat down to play NES and SNES shit with girls around my age. They did not cease to exist just because some grew out of the hobby like a lot of men did as well. This is hardly exclusive to women not playing.

>> No.2392381

It's more an issue of the thread in general being depressing. I've never seen a purer representation of the uncontrollability of aging and it's effects on an individual on /vr/ before, maybe even on all of 4chan.

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Well said. Part of it is we've decided to start trying for kids at the beginning of next year before were too old to do the fun shit with with them that makes their childhood so much cooler. It's weird to want one thing and miss something else. It's like closing a good book.

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I mean don't get me wrong I'll get my kids into retro vidya before they decide they're too cool for it. But lets face it. It's just not fun pwning a kid in a game.

>> No.2392568

I'm about to go uber original nerd. What if you set up a retro A/V club. I mean just get a space filled with old tech where people could pursue everything from 19th century photography to whatever. Wouldn't all the donated tech bring everyone together?

>> No.2392571

Nope. People in general want the latest shiza so they can compete with their friends. Building something that respects the and gives a nod to the past is a dying art form.

>> No.2392581

Man, /vr/ is the oldest board on 4chan.

Which I guess isn't a surprise since it's the only one dedicated specifically to something old.

>> No.2392590

>Our hobby is RAPIDLY becoming obsolete and creeping toward extinction.

For some reason I don't think emulation is bringing in new people to old school gaming anymore like it used to. The people on /vr/ are the people who've been playing these same games for YEARS. Once we're all old enough there's literally going to be NO audience for 2-D/pre-internet gaming.

>> No.2392620

I think you might be right, and as a 5th generation baby who got into old school gaming through emulation, this really saddens me.

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>tfw I played around with the idea of opening an Arcade

I think its just not feasible.
A "club" is more likely to happen. I may just end up converting my garage into a retro heaven.

I'll probably make a few mame cabs just for the sake of interest and some occasional fun, consoles, and a nice couch or recliners, and a Mini-fridge stocked with beer and soda's. Maybe throw a pinball machine in there too.

>> No.2392626

The new school will eventually become the old school. You're ps3/xbox360 were the longest running consoles in history. Eventually manufacturers will drop off some of their backwards compatibility as a cost decision. "Retro" development will come in smaller and smaller waves for a bit. It's not going to end entirely ever though in our lifetimes.

>> No.2392627


Nah, it's going to become a incredibly niche hobby, like people that enjoy wearing 30's clothing.

>> No.2392634

I see this happening. My uncle owns a black powder musket and actually hunts with it from time to time.

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Not gonna die. Just gonna grow more niche. There will come a time when modern games and dlc over step common sense chasing greed. Like previous poster said, "Waves."

>> No.2392641

The PS4 and Xbox One aren't backwards compatible, the Wii-U can play Wii games but thats it.

Backwards compatability was only ever something Sony really started. Carts were never compatible, and Nintendo started doing it because the Wii was basically a gamecube anyways, Xbox just kind of followed suit.

>> No.2392645

Eventually it will become only the interest of historians like other obscure texts.

>> No.2392646

>the Wii-U can play Wii games but thats it.

Now it can do gamecube too.

>> No.2392647

No carts were never backwards compatible but with the new systems refusing to be, a new wave of "retro" will start.

>> No.2392649


Given the immediate and simple nature of some retrogames, i think it will always be more known than that.

>> No.2392653

>Backwards compatability was only ever something Sony really started.
The Sega Mark III could play SG-1000 cards and the Mega Drive had a converter that could play both.

>> No.2392654


Let me rectify.

Retrogames will have the same audience that actually reads batman comics from the 70's 80's and 90's.

>> No.2392656

I wonder how the latest games will be viewed in the future. Will there still be that aforementioned nostalgia?

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Everything fades into obscurity.

>> No.2392661


I bet a lot of people already have nostalgia for games like the darkness or condemned.
I have it.

>> No.2392663

Wait really? Was there an update?
So basically the Wii's are completely worthless? Outside of doing the homebrew/jailbreak.

How does it work? Can I use the Wii-U gamepad instead of the GC controller? I have a bunch of wavebirds.

Maybe I should just invest in one of those GC controller things and get rid of my wii.

>> No.2392669

>it's going to become a incredibly niche hobby
Which is fine with me, honestly.

I miss having vidya buds to spend all Friday night with, but everyone grows up and moves on to other stuff. In my experience it seems like people really just get over having a crazy social life like they had in theirs 20s. No one has time for gaming, shit I barely have time for dinner. I spend more time reading about games on the internet than playing them. :/

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>> No.2392676


You can have time, but normally people spend free time on the internet or doing mindless activity.
For the people, it's easier to find them on the internet, /vr/ has a small group of people on IRC playing retro games online.

>> No.2392720

Any good places for playing retro console online with people. I wouldn't mind finding a gaming buddy myself for the old multiplayer console games.

>> No.2392731

i hope the gog service will become one

>> No.2392739

like steam?

>> No.2392740

yeah the gog galaxy thing

>> No.2392746

OP, what state are you in? I'm in MN

>> No.2392747

Honestly, I don't see any advantage to the gog galaxy service over steam. As someone who plays newer games in addition to retro, I would prefer having my games attached to one platform. I get that gog has less drm, but with this new platform, we'll see how long that lasts.

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>> No.2392750


He answered this earlier.

>> No.2392752

There is a definite broca divide between most of what is on steam and what is retro. I wouldn't mind a separate service for retro. They could even create a pairing and scheduling system for retro games so you could meet people to play them online with.

>> No.2392761

That's brilliant. Who wants to play some street fighter 2 turbo by themselves. Game is just terrible without someone to smack talk and whoop on. kek.

>> No.2392763

I feel like a retro gaming service is better suited to a monthly fee with a large library.

>> No.2392765

like a netflix for retro gaming? That would be friggin brilliant.

>> No.2392776

That sounds nice and all, but considering a great deal of retro PC games (and some others) have already made it to steam, I just see this as making it more difficult to manage my digital game library, as I currently have 200+ games on steam, many of them being "retro." I'm already sick to death of Origin and Uplay (not /vr/ I know). I don't feel like further complicating everything even further.

This is an interesting idea, but it would be so drm-heavy, I think it would be hard to drum up support for it. I wonder how difficult it would be to get publishers behind this.

>> No.2392781

that's how i always felt Nintendo's virtual console should have been done

>> No.2392787

I don't think the drm's would be any harder to manage than netflix. The trick is making a roku/amazonfire/appletv system that has a decent controller and compatibility for other controllers. I think the fiscally ideal setup would let you select 10 (or some arbitrary but appealing number) retro games at a time from their library. You replace games you beat or just simply sucked with something else. In my mind it's entirely possible.

>> No.2392790

Also it should have a queue and friend system for multiplayers.

>> No.2392791

It's definitely how it should be. There is a good reason why Netflix beat drm-heavy digital downloads and Spotify is beating iTunes.

Most people aren't going to pay $10 for an obscure N64 title, but they might play it if it's part of a library service.

>> No.2392796

Not bad, but we're already talking about having to purchase hardware. I'd rather play with my existing setup. Maybe they could offer it on both PC and a roku-esque device.

Or, as >>2392781 suggested, this is what the Nintendo e-shop should be.

>> No.2392798

There's a lot of things Virtual Console should have done.

>> No.2392802

>27 years old
>still live with parents
>no job currently but in school
>play and hunt for retro vidya with GF
Feels good man
I'm trying so hard to enjoy these days before life knocks my ass into the dirt with a real job and having to pay real bills

>> No.2392803

>You're ps3/xbox360 were the longest running consoles in history.

NES was 1983-1994 in japan. SNES was 1990-2000 in japan.

PS2 was 2000-2009, correct?

>> No.2392806

Yeah, there's just no money in it. Arcades really aren't profitable anymore.

>> No.2392807

well pc also, but I wouldn't mind some outside hardware competion on their catalog. It would bring more gamers to play with. Every time I try to explain retroarch or emulation to my friends their eyes glaze over. If I tell them go buy this shit for 100 bucks or so and we can play an entire catalog of retro games then they would be down.

>> No.2392809

I was guessing when I said it. You're figures look far more accurate and I'm sure my memory is hazy. There were so many other options back in the day I guess I've lost track of the true runtimes.

>> No.2392821

I also forgot about the Gameboy. Not sure when it ended, but it ran AT LEAST as long as the PS2.

>> No.2392825

They are but it it's rare to be able to pull a perfect storm of the right games, audience and location
With solar energy growing in popularity and lowering in cost you may be able to drop the price on running the place depending on the location

>> No.2392826

Bluetooth controller/remote, netflix like retro gaming catalog, decent controller options, make it use all the popular streaming services as well...
It would be the perfect retro compliment/movie solution to modern consoles. I would pay a monthly gaming fee to get a community of people to play old games with.

>> No.2392827

Yeah, I've had the same experience. Most of my friends seem genuinely interested when I talk about emulation, but they don't seem to actually download emulators or ROMs. It doesn't help that most of my friends started gaming during the 4th and 5th generations, so we missed the NES and glory days of the arcade.

>> No.2392831

Every arcade had an air hockey table back in the day... kek. I don't remember the last time I've seen air hockey anywhere :(
>the times they are a changin'

>> No.2392835

I don't remember the last time I saw skeet ball outside of dave and busters.

>> No.2392836

I've noticed that emulation is almost like a separate hobby from "regular" gaming for some people. Like people will emulate and get REALLY into it, but might not necessarily play a lot of games outside of emulation.

>> No.2392838

>Every arcade had an air hockey table back in the day... kek. I don't remember the last time I've seen air hockey anywhere :(

Fuck, I'm getting old.

>> No.2392842

I think part of the appeal is you build a system that can emulate what your interested in and suddenly you have an entire catalog of roms and isos to peruse. You have so much free quality games at your finger tips that really isn't policed like the mpa polices things.

>> No.2392843

Me too... 31 going on 300 is what it feels like.

>> No.2392845

Really? I guess I don't know many people off the net who emulate, but personally I play just about everything. I'm even into /tg/ though, so I may just be a bit more diversified.

>> No.2393067

Try hanging out with stoners, we tend to be down for a lot more stuff like that. I would play retro games with you OP.

>> No.2393081

Were not some older Atari consoles backwards compatible?

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I wonder if this is a cultural/country thing?

about 60% of my friends are avid retro players.
We have retro game meetings several times a year or every two months.

there are also bigger meetings where about 60-70 people gather for a 5-days next gen, retro and bbq fest!

pic related.

my setup at JagFest 2014 in Germany.

>> No.2393118


a friend of mine did just that.

created a club for retro gaming with paid membership.

the club has an own location with candy cabs and shitloads of retro stuff.

the meet every Friday-Saturday. has about 30 members.

>> No.2393143

OP, I'm in Richmond VA too. Shoot me a message: ericrvaa @ gmail.com

>> No.2393146

>Try hanging out with stoners, we tend to be down for a lot more stuff like that. I would play retro games with you OP.
Last time I picked up weed from a new dealer we played Tetris Attack for like 20 minutes

>> No.2393239

Well, I'm the opposite. I live in a place with barcades, a retro shop that has regular events, there's some bar that has a weekly thing with retro consoles, there's even a yearly convention. Thing is I am walking autism so I would rather stay home and jack off with one hand and play SMT with the other.

>> No.2393484

I think the current trend of simple, old-style indie games will do a lot for retro stuff. Clearly the emulation dev. era has given way to people using powerful PCs to make their own shit, by combining influences as they like.

People who prefer simple 2D games will probably seek older stuff, especially SNES/PS1 stuff which seems to age particularly well.

Besides, I still haven't played a better Tactics game than FFT, a better ARPG than Diablo 2, or a better platformer than Yoshi's Island (Except for maybe 3D World, but that's apples and oranges, SP and Multi).

Steam does remasters of stuff like Baldur's Gate because there's really no substitute. It's not like people can play anything like Megaman X these days, and most good JRPGs are old (Xenoblade is fantastic though). People who really love games will go searching, just like I did. And I was born in the mid 90's.

>> No.2393502


Why do people refuse to learn how to post properly?

>> No.2393556

I've considered trying to start up a local retro gaming club using a site like Meetup. Anyone had success using something like that?

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That sounds like a great idea. I just don't like the idea of strangers in my house. I wish there was a local venue I could rent for a reasonable price.

>> No.2393798

What happened to your friends? I still play retro games with a childhood friend via netplay. When I visit my hometown, we always break out the NES.

Europe also has the demoscene which has lots of people down with retro game stuff.

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They all just grew out of it I guess. Still have them. Our interests have just changed over time.
>pic unrelated but hilarious.

>> No.2393832

>wife and kids
more normal than half the people here

Not for this specific thing, but in general it's possible for no one, a few weird people, or way too many people to show up for something. And it can change from week to week.

>> No.2393835

It seems like Europe always had a thriving bbs/demo scene, Germany and Scandinavians in particular. We didn't have much like that in America due to how spread out everything is. I can imagine that can of networking lends itself to retro gaming well. I always used to hear about huge LAN parties, pretty neat.

>> No.2394060

>wife and kids
more normal than half the people here

Can't argue with that :)

>> No.2394084

Just gonna say.
If any anon's are in this boat and live in/around Illinois area.

I would so be up for this kind of thing

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I'm sure a city as big as chiraq must have some retro gaming meet ups.

>> No.2394835

Finland here
Same situation. I have a wife and dog, I can make myself time to play, sure, but I have no bros. Wife doesn't understand. Neither does the dog.
Or my coworkers.

I just want one night with Kirby Super Star, Super Bomberman, Mario Kart and copious amounts of alcohol with a bro.

>> No.2394856

I really feel you OP. I'm 21, but I've always played the games that were out when i was very young. Even moreso now because of modified consoles and fast internet.

I play newer games with friends sometimes but only because it is fun to chat while playing. Multiplayer Quake1/2 is my main game, and has been for years. But i'm lucky if i find somebody my age who knows what it is, let alone wants to play it. Whenever i hear somebody 25> talking about games i always ask them if they were into Quake.

Thankfully people still play online. Every player there has been at it for years, so even people that are considered noobs on a server could destroy an actual new player. This makes it hard to get anyone into Quake, it takes more practice and patience than what people are used to. I STILL see some players that i was fragging at 10 years old. Good games never truely die.

If anyone is intrested go to tastyspleen.net. Q2 is pretty damn active. DM servers hit 16 players at least once a day. Usually is around 6-14. Duel, CTF and jump are popular as well.

>> No.2394865

The problem would be finding a place to store everything, preferably with internet. Getting a bunch of mediocre-decent CRT's and a bunch of old LAN capable computers wouldn't be too hard to do. Could require members to either donate some equiptment or pay a small fee.

An office basement with utilities would be perfect. Like just a huge carpeted area with a bathroom and a fridge for BYOB.

>> No.2394872

how young are you?

>> No.2394883

I'd say people who emulate all their systems have a desire to play on real hardware. It is just tough to hunt all of it down and find space to put it. Then you also need to buy the games and hunt down all kinds of shit.

I used to emulate a fair bit. At the time my computer couldn't handle PS1 emu and i was too poor to buy games. So i got into disk swapping (which is surprisingly easy and doesn't fuck up the console). Then I later inherited a WII, found a very very nice deal on a CRT TV and bought s-video/composite cables. Emulation on the WII is very awesome. It looks identical to the original system if you get the colors and PAR adjusted correctly. The only noticeable difference is the controller and sometimes timing.

You can pretty much own any pre-2000 game if you have a computer, ps1 and wii. Excluding dreamcast and N64.

>> No.2394932

Depends on the location and the execution. My favorite bar is has many arcades, all free to play, and goes for a big 80s-90s vibe all around. Showing the movies, playing the music, that kind of stuff. They're good on keeping things in great shape and fix machines quickly.

A lodge is an interesting idea. I don't know anything about lodges though, aside from their depiction in old TV shows.

>> No.2394939

I can't stand your posting style. I hope that solutions come out of this thread but I hope to god that someone else writes them.

I doubt that somehow, after all there's that story people parrot about a guy on /k/ who's over 90.

>> No.2394941

Of course. You can feel nostalgia for anything. I feel nostalgia for Lost Planet 2 and that game only came out 5 years ago.

I think it's gonna suck trying to nostalgia over modern games when it becomes a game of 'find the download' or 'online servers haven't existed for years'. Too many things tied up in network. I hate it.

>> No.2394971

Look at how wrong you are. Its like people stop caring about the history of gaming pre-NES.

>> No.2394997

Most people here are probably way too autistic to hang out with irl. Especially the Britbongs. There is no creature on 4chan with less charm than a Britbong.

Many anons probably smell bad, too. I bet NESfag stinks.

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True that, i don't have much time for that myself, and even 2 years ago, playing videogames took about 40% of my time...

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How do you deal with having a family and spending your time doing this, instead of spending it with them? Or do you not have one?
I think that's the only possible scenario, if that's the case, enjoy, but do not miss having a family, it's a chance for being a kid again, teaching your children what you like and how you used to be when a kid...

>> No.2395092

Kirby dindu nuffin he was good boi the next president.

I am sorry /vr/ I had to...

>> No.2395139

How do guys like that get to the point where they can land a woman, let alone start a family?

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>> No.2395162

>How do you deal with having a family and spending your time doing this, instead of spending it with them?

Who says that someone can't spend time with his family while doing that ?
I would like to know how you processed his hobby with the act of not caring for his family.

>> No.2395173


Surely that big state university has like a vidya club or something

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>> No.2395924
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I was pretty drunk when I started this thread. Lots of repetition and rambling.

>> No.2395925

yeah but even at 30 I'd be the old dude in the group.

>> No.2395929

Gotta say I feel lucky I lived with some decent people who loved retro games throughout University. We would often drink/smoke the night away while playing retro games. Taking turns or coop, now of course we all graduated and im living alone with a crap job and no GF. And friends who live near just wanna play MMOs/LoL.

For now I just play solo, till I find some bros who wanna coop.

>> No.2396094

I haven't read through this whole thread but I'm hoping someone has made mention on the barcades that are popping up all over NYC. These are bars that are full of arcade games, and they play console games on projectors.

There are other bars that have n64 nights and things like that too.

I live in Brooklyn and have 4 close buddies I get fucked up with and grind jrpgs with, until we get bored and then tool about with obscure stuff on emulators and ROM hacks. Its the most fun thing ever.

Long story short, if you're feeling lonely you should move to NYC.

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I'm gonna see if my cousin wants to take a mini vacation to NY. We've got a chinatown busline here in RIC that will take you to NY for $35. Definitely gonna hit up some of these places. Any recommendations?

>> No.2396402 [DELETED] 

>My wife

I wish normal fags would please go

>> No.2396417
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Go where? The normies are here to stay!

>> No.2396530

Who cares? Everybody looks the same age from like 21-35

>> No.2396545
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Sorta true. I still get carded at 30 without fail. When I try to have a conversation with a 18/19/20/21 y/o I kinda wanna blow my brains out. It's nothing personal. I'm sure I would hate talking to myself at that age.

>> No.2396553

I would, but I don't drink at all, I'm only 25 as well.

>> No.2396558

OP here... would what?
>Chronically intoxicated F-M morning.

>> No.2396896

>his wife doesn't want to play videogames with him
why the fuck did you marry her if she can't be your best friend you dumb ass

>> No.2397232

There's a spot on st. Marks in the lower east side, called Barcade. I only suggest that one because its not out of the way and its close to one of the only good retro game shops in the city, called 8 bit and up.

>> No.2397246

>Everybody looks the same age from like 21-35

only to underage faggots. if you can't tell the difference between someone in their early 20's and someone in their mid 30's you need to get your eyes checked.

>> No.2397294

Because gamer gurlz are all disgusting...

>> No.2397319
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They all have mainly guy friends "because girls are bitches" when the reality is they have self esteem issues. Many of them are fat while others are just slightly off looking. Half of them will tell you a story about how a male relative molested them. All in all they are attention whores. Especially the blue haired ones.

>> No.2397562
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^He's right you know.

>> No.2397583

This isn't /r9k/ where everyone has to be without a girlfriend/be a virgin. There are grown-ass men here. You don't get to dictate who posts, if you don't like it, go back to your containment board.

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>> No.2397932

What? It's scientific. People need to know about the things that live in their bowels.

>> No.2397964

Threads like this make me grateful I've got a group of buds to hang out with and play games every week. We play new games and old ones, just whatever we think is fun.

Then again we're all in our early twenties, who knows if we'll be able to keep this up once we start real adulthood. I certainly hope we can.

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Does getting married sap away at who you are/were and make you husk?
Your respective wives are supposed to be your best bro who understands...

>> No.2398256

It's common for a man and a woman to love each other even if they don't "get" a lot of stuff about each other. A lot of relationships come with certain constraints in regards to other parts of your life, and you may have to sacrifice certain things or parts of yourself to satisfy your partner and be someone they can love/respect.

Which is all part of why it doesn't bother me that I'm single.

>> No.2398313

I can't wait 'til I can move in with my gf and make her play even more games with me and start doing some LAN.

>> No.2398318

That's actually from the front page of Reddit.
Pretty cool though, huh.

>> No.2398343

>Females that tolerate gaming hobbies are rare as bigfoot sightings. But that's to be expected.

i don't really get why people who care deeply about a hobby don't find a partner who shares or at least accepts that passion.

i'm 30 this year and i've never dated any women who don't like games. even the few non-gamers have been down for co-op games. one of the women i'm seeing right now is into older RTS games, one of my lady friends is super into fighting games. another is into text-based games, MUDs etc, ffs. i can't even get into that shit.

i don't think it's necessary to find a partner who's into everything you are or anything, but if you care about something that much, it's not like women don't play video games.

>> No.2398362

By the time you feel ready to enter a marriage type commitment, you've probably done your share of partying, socializing, and living the single life. You enter your late 20s and early 30s thinking about longer term plans like where you'd like to put roots down, if you've got the career you desire, if you need to make other major changes, and the kind of person you want to share your life with. A good marriage should be much more than a bf/gf, it becomes about the two of you working together towards common hopes and dreams, both small and large. It's not that you can't play vidya because wifey says no, it's more likely you're going to be working on some project in your house/yard/garage, or maybe taking care of a kid, or other grownup shit. Even if you're not married, life has a way of getting in the way.

>> No.2398724

>not playing vidya with your kids while they're still young

some of my best childhood memories are of playing NES and SNES with my dad.

>> No.2398808

Rush rush, got the yeyo?
Buzz buzz, gimme yeyo
Rush rush, got the yeyo? Uh oh
Yo yo, no no yeyo, uh oh

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wut? Are you kids listening to raps again?

>> No.2399105

My dad was always a dick about it and refused to play nes/snes when me and my sis were kids.

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Can't play vidya with a baby. Their hands are too small.

>> No.2399437

Come on son

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I was roughly quoting Valerie Archer....
>I'm not your son...

>> No.2399473

Yeah you are :^)
I'm proud of you, too.

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>here are also bigger meetings where about 60-70 people gather for a 5-days next gen, retro and bbq fest!

So, I gues that going away for 5 days doesn't count...
Don't worry chap, one day, you will grow up too, and maybe, have a family, and you will know what I'm talking about...

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Lies! Damn you anon... why'd you have to bring up my daddy issues...

>> No.2399510

Because I want you to know that I love you, son. Now take a hold of life by the balls and reap what you were born to reap!

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I love you too dad... There I said it...

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You've got a smaller window to play retro games with your kids than you think. Maybe 7 years optimistically. They will get "too cool" for it because they want to exclusively play what their peers are playing.

>> No.2399552

try get into your local fighting game scene OP
people there usually like vr stuff

>> No.2399590


Thats what I was thinking. You'd have to go a paid membership/subscription model like wargaming clubs over the pond.

>> No.2399627

I've got like 1,200 facebook "friends" mostly local. Think I could pull it off?

>> No.2399807

Noice b8 m8.

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Wanna play vidya some time?

>> No.2399909
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>You enter your late 20s and early 30s thinking about longer term plans like where you'd like to put roots down, if you've got the career you desire, if you need to make other major changes, and the kind of person you want to share your life with.
I'm 30 and my long term plans revolve around Amiami pre-orders.

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>> No.2400447

Sure anonkun. My Steam is chasing_dogmas.

>> No.2400505


I guess it will be similar to those parties with a 70's/80's/90's theme or those radio stations that put oldies but goodies music. Heck, we've reached 7 billions on the scale of human population on Earth not long ago so there will always be someone interested in retro, and not only retro games.

>> No.2400593

Just give them the second controller and tell them they're playing too. They won't know the difference.

>> No.2400652

Start going to conventions and cosplay as characters you like, you'll find some like-minded folks. Alternatively, go to a retro game store and make some buddies that way.

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no where, its easier just to kill yourself

>> No.2400921

PS2 was 2000 to 2013

>> No.2401184
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No thanks :)

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>> No.2401497

How edgy... did you cut yourself with that?

>> No.2401506

Your friendly local retro game store is probably a good place to start.

>> No.2401515

depends on the age of the babby.

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It's always empty. Employees are all disaffected teenagers who would only give half a shit if you paid them for a full one.

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I tried to get my 1 y/o niece to play. Bitch just chewed up my controller. Fucking noobs.

>> No.2401668

Fucking noobs...

>> No.2403883
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There's one of you in every thread.

>> No.2404041

bump for interest.

>> No.2404218

Have you considered a theme party? That should lure at least one retro gamer out of the shadows.

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