Fuck...I got into a conversation with a "retro gamer" who only has his old stuff and a Wii and he hates on PS3 and Xbox 360 sooooo much without even owning either one and minimal play ever. I really felt like I was talking to a stubborn wall. It drove me fucking crazy. I was talking about some games for xbox and ps3 that are really cool, and play amazingly well with or without the good graphics... and he went on and on about how the system sucks, the game sucks, all it is is "good graphics" and this generation is "graphic whores"....and dont even get him started on multiplayer. Online is "the only reason games are made anymore is to play online, there is no point to single player in any games"....oh and the Wii is the best system ever made (as is Nintendo the best company ever). I showed a video of the new Angry Video Game Nerd review of the NEW Ghostbusters (as James Rolfe - which is a good review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4usP1V8n8xQ) and he starts telling me how he played it for Xbox and it's terrible, the controls suck so he couldnt get into it...and he'd play the wii version any day because it plays so much better and is a better game...I mean, shit that is straight up not true. I really dont understand these arguments. He claims the that 360 "copied" PC and that the only system closest to a gaming system in the current generation is the Wii...the others are just PC's and what's the point of a PC as a gaming console only. Such a headache. I mean, I appreciate the old days just as much as the next 80's baby but it's ridiculous when people don't realize how much goes into games these days and try to pretend that just because something is great looking, it can't be a good game because the only focus is on the graphics. Plus theres nothing worse than a heavily opinionated person who puts something down that they have minimal experience with...we see that here all the time with the fanboys of either ps3 or xbox. Anyway - how do you guys feel about the old days vs today (those of you that experienced both in their prime)? What kind of arguments would you make? I do agree that the 3D shooter is beyond played out these days...but where do we go from here? Personally i like that more 2D shit is showing back up these days with refreshed graphics. Like it looks the new Metroid might have some side scroller elements. This Shadow Complex game. New SMB Wii...it seems like new technology meets old style is popping up more and more and I'm really digging it. But there truly are a lot of solid games in this current generation...I dont understand how this dude really believes that these games are just movies. CLIFFS: Dude cant appreciate new games because wiener is stuck in his Super Nintendo. How do you feel about the old days vs the new?