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The Nostalgia Factor...Does It Still Exist?

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(Complete pun intended)

But seriously, should the new generation be forced to play the games that inspire today's titles, or at least to learn what they are about, before they pick up a copy of COD 8? But to make them learn about the past, causes them to miss out the future. So ovibiously I guess the main conclusion is that you have to have a balance. Like WITH NEARLY EVERY SINGLE ISSUE THAT EXISTS IN GAMING.

Then again, the new generation are forging their own gaming paths, with every title we pick up, every title we trade in, every title we borrow from a friend, we store it in our brain, causing a chain from beginning to end, yet not from the gaming spectrum, but from our own...spectrum.

I still haven't answered my question, so I guess I have to sum it up. Yes the nostalgia factor does still exist. But it is no longer a collective nostalgia. It hasn't been one for decades. Now every person has a different nostalgia factor, mainly because of the sheer volume of games that exist. So in that sense, no the Collective Nostalgia Factor is long gone. The Individual Nostalgia Factor will last as long as the games that made them.
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About PK493one of us since 2:53 PM on 04.12.2011

Alright, let's try this again.

My name is Alex. I'm 15 and I hide in my dark corner of the internet writing a so-called "blog" here on Destructoid. I think far too critically of myself which has reflected on my personality, as I'm cyncical and highly critical of...well a lot of stuff.

Anyway, games. It was all about the GameBoy Advance when I was young, and have grown up on an unhealthly diet of portable gaming (GBA,DS,PSP), a recent introduction of console gaming , lots of fictional media, and yummy food.

I'm lazy and very day-dreamy, non-committal and kind of temperamental. Plus I get distracted easily...I'm really painting a rosy picture here aren't I? Still, if you stick around, (I'm hoping) you may find something of quality here, and who knows, I don't think I'm THAT bad, right...right?

So yeah, vidjo games.

Deus Ex Human Revolution
Batman Arkham City
Portal+Portal 2
Mafia II
Total War:Shogun 2
Rayman Advance
Pokemon Crystal
NightSky
Jurassic Park:Operation Genesis
Super Mario 64
House Of Dead III

Also, I have twitter now, even though I now feel like a complete sell out. Follow me and see how uninteresting I can be.

https://twitter.com/Alex_TheAlien

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