>you will never again be a gamer in the late 90's early 2000's
Do you remember back when bright led's and over the top cases were popular?
Back when you used to go to lan parties and play 1.6, quake, unreal and various half life games.
Bro out in front of your ps2 or xbox.
Loading your gear up in your rusty beater with a big subwoofer so you can go to your bro for the whole weekend
Being a gamer will never be that cool again
I fucking miss it, but now I'm old and have responsibilities. I just wanna go back and be care free again.
CRT was still the biggest and no one even bothered with flatscreen monitors.
Today everyone play online games with eachother while having skype running, and those few who get together usually bring laptops
You were a real badass if you had a chieftec with locking door in the front.
And even badder if you a had a pentium 4
I may be the only one still stuck in the past, but honestly I really fucking miss it
I always thought those fucking locks were so cool. Like you were a secret agent or something.
I remember loading up deus ex for the first time. I remember sitting in my comfy little chair in a dark corner of my comfy little room, wrapped in a blanket playing sims one winter.
I remember hitting up my friends on aim and messenger waiting for my offspring tracks to finish downloading on morpheus; Linkin Park blasting through winamp in the corner of my 1024x768 desktop.
Games felt so expansive back then. It was so much easier for my imagination to connect and for me to just get completely lost in a different world.
Everything was new and exciting and the internet was still relatively new and there was this big amazing world out there full of surprises and secrets and mystery.
Now I can't go ten minutes without seeing some dude crush a glass jar up his shitter or some random mexican getting chopped up by a cartel. Hardcore porn is all over, I can't stop looking at it. The mystery is gone and all that is left is a cold, brutal and hopeless world.
no muh sojiny
no das raciss
no thats offensive
just vidya games, snack foods and mountain dew
>do you remember when bright leds and over the top cases were popular?
but those things are still popular now anon
>Time was ago
>Back when you used to go to lan parties
Back then we had fuckhuge CRT monitors that needed half a desk. I'm glad everyone has an LCD monitor now. Also, what do you mean, "used to"?
Yea, my PC couldn't handle half the shit that was out at the time, so I had to walk down the street and pay for two hour sessions. Most people probably used it to look at mail or something.
Still have an over-the top case mod.
Still have bros I play CS, Quake, UT, Starcraft, Warcraft with.
Still go to LAN parties with those bros, and have an awesome time coding, playing, snacking, drinking, helping with uni homework.
Must suck for all you kiddies, that are too lazy now because of online play.
>mfw I too have a black no-details-whatsoever case
Maybe I'll do something quite different with my next build, maybe I'll put some miniITX shit in a commodore64 unit and jury-rig the shit out of the case so it doesn't overheat like hell.
im still living in the 90s
someone want to come play skulltag or q1
i just recently installed mw2:mercs if you guys are up for that, got midtownmadness 2 also with lots of great mods
Woah, we've got a furry in a timemachine
has he doomed us all?
>Must suck for all you kiddies, that are too lazy now because of online play.
The difference between now and then was that there were a lot more people interested in doing just that, doing exactly what you're doing.
Whereas now, that isn't the case.
aww man i don't have any old pictures
our family computer was awesome
>this furfag got himself a time machine
>I will never, EVER have one
>mfw I fucking ascended into the ranks of the gods when I upgraded from my old VooDoo toaster PC to a i5 4670K and 770 rig
>people reminisce about LAN parties, having fun with buddies, snacks
>never had any friends
>will never get to experience it
>video has tons of dislikes
I'm glad people know he's talking bullshit. That guy is an autist that thinks he's above others because he sits his ass and play games while he rants about people who work to sustain themselves and their families
Also the word game was never cool. You just have to say "I like playing videogames" just like people who love books, music or movies do. They don't call theirselves "moviers", "musicers" or "bookers"
The nice thing about laptops for LAN parties now
for me at leastis that one doesn't have to unplug the monitor power cable, the RGB cable, the ethernet cable, the PSU cable, the mouse, and the keyboard, move all that shit to whatever transportation your taking, then move that shit AGAIN to your spot ad your friend's house, THEN do all of that AGAIN when you leave.
With laptops it's get the laptop, charging cable, and maybe a keyboard+mouse and you're good.
>have this guy in class who was like 3 years older than anyone and had this job at this factory
>he desperately looked for someone to play 1.6 online with
>he befriends me as he finds out I like videogames
>every single day from now on after school he took me to some internetcafe in town and paid for us to play 2on2 on aztec with him until evening
he was a turk as well
what a guy
>tfw when I was 12 I had my first LAN party
>we only played Call of Duty 4 LAN
>got shitty framerate due to laptops and shit.
>didn't care about low res and shit
>dad ordered pizza for us 6
That was only like 6 or 7 years ago.
It was fun being 12.
Still carefree for the most part.
How could I forget
They may seem cheasy to people today, but I can still watch those movies I thought was cool when I was younger. And even today they still hold up 110%
>Get Pentium 4
>ask my dad what hyperthreading is
>have LAN party at bros house
>everyone lugs their shit over there
>plug in everything
>start turning on your machines
>too many computers on one circuit
tfw you moved and now instead of taking five minutes to drive to your friend's house it takes AT LEAST two hours, so instead of going "want to hang out?" and five minutes later we're all sitting in the same room browsing /v/ on our laptops you have to plan ahead because you have use your parent's car
and you're a poorfag so you can't pay for gas or buy your own carand account for commute time and a bunch of other shit
I'd like to say that now I'm older and have a well paying job that I don't have time to make use of a stupid powerful PC and three monitors. But I do have time for that stuff because no gf and I live with my only real friend.
Nigga I would play
Cache EditorHalo CE with my bros all night long. Shit was FUN.
>Mfw making the warthog gun shoot homing rockets.
>be at halo lan
>some guy constantly yelling "NOOBS" at people failing to headshot him with the sniper rifle
>wait till he falls asleep later at night
>spill rotten milk over him
In the future I hope to be rich enough to afford a house with multiple rooms in which I would transform into "portals" to different time eras. For example I would have a 90's room with only 90's technology and video gamez. No cellphones and essentially an internet dead zone. Dbz posters and shit. Next would be an early 2000's room that's essentially a lan room with fat ass CRTs and early 2000 video games.
Nostalgia fagging at its finest.
So you just substituted the word 'lazy' with 'not interested'. Online play has made people forget how awesome it is to socialize in real life over a common interest/hobby. And everyone is too lazy to put in the effort.
All that most do now is sit around crying on /v/ how it was better back then, when they just don't have the will to find and cultivate a band of real bros.
This post hit a little too close to home.
TFW you still have your original tank case. My current build is in it and it will never be changed. this case has miles on it. One led fan is dead though
Next morning you wake up in 1997. Your age remains the same. What do you do?
>tfw most of your old LAN group has moved away.
>tfw more than half have moved on from video games entirely and a few even are married and have children now.
What I'd give for one more LAN party with the whole group again... I still have my old 500MB 32-port switch from the glory days. Passing around CDs so everyone could install the game, blasting trance music, 3AM snack runs, it was a magical time and I wish I didn't take it for granted like I did.
>Lian Li case with danger den watercooling, 2 cold cathodes flanking an acrylic sidepanel emblazoned with autobots decal
>all these people saying playing games in the late 90's were cool
All I did back then was quake, C&C and cs 1.6 and nobody ever thought it was cool, they just assumed I was a no-life virgin faggot with nothing better to do
Did I just have the wrong friends? What did I do wrong? I seriously don't ever remember excessively playing vidya back then being cool
If it's any consolation, you aren't missing out on anything special. People still have LAN parties, and with far less fuss than they did all those years ago (although the fuss and hassle was always part of the fun).
The impression I get from reading all these posts is that people mostly just miss their childhood/having friends.
>Back when you bought games in boxes with manuals and shit instead of renting them from Steam.
>Back before games got all the secrets, cheats and other fun stuff chopped out and sold to you as DLC.
>Back when games could be about the dumbest shit ever and no one would give a fuck as long as it was fun.
I miss when vidya was good.
I started messing around with emulators in 1997. Playing gameboy games on a 15" crt was pretty damn cool. I shared emulators on floppy discs to some friends at school it was nice.
>mfw in my 3d modeling class we got the entire 25+ person class to all play on the same server in the UDK game demo thing,
and me and my friend were consistently in the top three because everyone else was legitimately a casual
I mostly buy physical nowadays too. Problem is, most PC games require you to activate them on Steam or Origin even if you bought them as a physical copy. Pretty much started playing only console games after that.
I remember websites that had a java emulator in the browser and a bunch of ROMs you could just click to play. It was the Wild West days before companies realized that emulation was a thing and cracked down on it.
Call the gang together and drive around while blasting techno tapes. Check out NY from the top of the twin towers. Watch Men in Black in the cinema. Go home and watch the first season of South Park.
Ballmer pls go
Opus is the future. Skype is deprecated.
I certainly remember the days. I don't have pictures that far back though, but here's one from 2008 with the glorious CRT monitor (which i still used a few years back).
The IBM keyboard from 1998 is still in use. They made stuff to last in the 90's.
>Now I can't go ten minutes without seeing some dude crush a glass jar up his shitter or some random mexican getting chopped up by a cartel. Hardcore porn is all over, I can't stop looking at it. The mystery is gone and all that is left is a cold, brutal and hopeless world.
What is this? 2006? Everything's so fucking sterile now that I'd give anything to go back to the days where the internet actually was brutal.
But this is still reality in banana/slavshit countries where internet connections are potato tier, toasters are cobbled together from discared parts, bubble gum and stickers and vidya is still distributed on bootleg CD-ROMs
Nah. Used to play mostly PC games back in the day. My old consoles where mostly for exclusives and games that ran better on consoles like Silent Hill 4 and Metal Gear Solid 2.
>I may be the only one still stuck in the past, but honestly I really fucking miss it
Nah, you're not the only one.
I admit, I was only around for the very end of it, but it was enough of a taste to desperately miss it.
Gore ain't what I'm talking about, dweeb. Gore/ryona-wise I'm more than happy with what's being produced nowadays. It's the actual brutality of the internet that I miss, when shitposters like you kept to your "safe spaces" and when people could talk about what they want without fear of being banned, arrested, or pestered with inane moralfaggotry.
my family did not have that much money so I would go to my friends house, that motherfucker had direct tv(porn channels) he had a pc with starcraft and command and conquer red alert and a ps2
I remember staying until like 11pm in his condo playing games and my parents would walk around screaming my name for me to come home
you guys wanna know what, if I went home to take a shit my parents would not let me go out
so I would take shits outside behind trees and clean my ass with leaves so I would not go home and wait until my friend got to his condo so we could play all night
I miss that so much
yea fucking this. I hate laptops myself personally, but considering that most games these days are designed to run on toasters anyway, I can see a laptop being an awesome purchase for someone who does LANs or even just goes to friend's houses often.
>you guys wanna know what, if I went home to take a shit my parents would not let me go out
>so I would take shits outside behind trees and clean my ass with leaves so I would not go home and wait until my friend got to his condo so we could play all night
I don't believe you.
only low audio quality if you have shitty mics and a shitty connection. skype auto-adjusts the audio quality based on bandwidth. next time make sure the host of the call is the person with a 100mbit/1gbit connection and you good
Yeah, if I can get a DRM-free physical PC copy of a game I tend to buy them day one. Steam ruined PC gaming for me.
I fear for a future where all entertainment will be streamed from some server somewhere.
You do realise that the hatred of emoticons doesn't come from some "meme" or anything similar, but from the fact that the people that use them are obnoxious passive-aggressive retards, right? No, of course not, the fact that people like you are seen as scum must be an ebin "may may" right? It's not as if you're an insufferable piece of shit that people are entirely justified in hating, right?
In 20 years time I'll look back at the 2010s and become nostalgic over the general era of getting mad on an imageboard, complaining about every single game that releases, PS4, Steam and Wii U.
It's all about perspective. This decade in general, has been better than the last at least, more eventful. Seriously, 2001 to 2007 was just boring shit.
>Go back to older games that you had a ton of trouble running well back in the day
>Framerate doesn't drop from 60 at all
>Force x16 MSAA through the control panel
>Still doesn't falter
>Downsample from 4k
>Works like a fucking charm