For the love of retro video games indeed

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Bill Loguidice
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Ugh, mass market, poorly researched and poorly written dreck. I don't mind these articles being written, but so many shortcuts have to be taken when writing in a mass market news outlet that trying to talk about any type of history that necessarily needs to be glossed over and generalized inevitably produces downright laughable errors and misinformation. Here's the link to the excrement entitled For the love of retro video games.

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Didi
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But then...

... that's why we abstain from writing about stuff we don't know about. :)

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Bill Loguidice
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Horrible Errors in Newspaper Articles

You said it, Didi! I don't even have the energy to write the letter to the editor. Frankly, I don't think they care either, as they're probably already on the next umpteenth mainstream article that they're butchering. Actually, it's funny, I always wondered about this stuff, as I can ALWAYS pick out horrible inconsistencies and errors in these articles because I have extensive knowledge of the subject (as do you), so I wonder if the same thing happens with stuff that I (or any of us) don't have such knowledge of and we just don't realize it...

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Didi
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Ew...

What a poor excuse for an article, so inconsistent, lacking in content, jumping from one thought to another without nothing to link them together. I got the feeling he was ending it right there about three times. It's like a bunch of random phrases tossed together. The editor must not have noticed either.

DDR is the most competitive game nowadays? Somehow I highly doubt it.

It is true though, a lot of these supposed gamers in their teens (IGN anyone?) will say often and with no problems "That game/console sucks!". Things made with RPG Maker "suck". Anything that's not fully 3D "sucks". If it looks "primitive" it's "garbage". Even more recently, someone on Gamespot called Outrun 2006 "garbage", and that actually sort of offended me, because I'm just so glad to be playing it on my PSP and getting the same feel I used to from playing the original game on my PC.

If it weren't for the primitive graphics and small advancements, there would be no 3D. They just can't seem to realize that.

Wait... the Nintendo DS is "another GameBoy type model"? Where does this guy get his info? Does he even own or have tried a DS?

So tempted to write a letter to the editor... but I honestly think it's not worth my time. It's the SUN too, so I guess it's not just the Toronto one that has bad "journalism".

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