[quote=Mr.D;20576103]I've been gaming since space invaders was an amazing new game.
I can honestly say I've never had as many or such fine gaming experiences on any other platform compared with the 360. I've never had another platform that had such longevity and still didn't yet feel limited or behind the times."A really wonderful post!
I enjoyed reading every word of it. Thank you Mr D.
Please chime in again whenever the urge moves you. I don't agree with all of your points. But it doesn't matter. I agree with 98% of them. And I totally agree with your over-arching premise. I too fondly remember playing Space Invaders in the Holiday Inns with Swimming pools and Arcade Rooms, when my kids were younger. I have been an avid gamer since the early 1980's. I also bought an original Apple Computer and Kaypro 10...and played the "stick figure"
games on them to much delight. Those were the days!
I especially agree with you that the XBox 360 bridges a lot of generation gaps that our generation fully understand and appreciate maybe a little more. I relish the weekends playing on XBoxLive with my grandchildren in Japan, Brazil and Providence RI. It is usually the highlight of my weeks. And I never tell their parents they are cussin' in japanese, Portugese & English like little drunk sailors with Grandpa. Especially in the wargames like Halo. And the "Ole Man" nails them with patience and strategy. When it's just about quickness...I'M TOAST!
I love the consoles. I will buy Nintendo WiiU. And I will definitely buy NexBox. A PS4 would be on the bubble for me. I am satisfied with my PS3. I have read with great joy and interest the recent exploration of moblie gaming on this thread. A lot of great passion around that platform & topic. While it is not my cup of tea...it does remind me of people playing games the way you and I played Space Invaders! So I am sure MS will make a definitive move into that arena with Windows 7,8, WP7 and XBox Live. But I don't think their Nexgen console will dwell on it.In conclusion...
I have a very elaborate 82" LaserVue big screen HT with an adjacent Home Arcade room next to it. I live in Boston MA. The arcade room has every single console I've ever owned in it...going all the way back to Atari, Coleco Vision, Sega, All of the Nintendo's except Wii. and the Original XBox, PS1,2.
The XBox 360 and PS3 are in the Big Boy Room.
Each console has its own optimized screen ranging from 15" Crt to 26" for the XBox and ps1 & 2. The kids and Grand kids live in that room with their friends when they are over. My youngest son and his wife...who live in Maynard MA, have a big Party with their friends every year in the house. And that old retro arcade room is where you'll always find all of the guys camped out. Guess which console they fight like cats and dogs over? Its the Atari. I recently bought the reworked Atari 2600 with 40 retro classic games preloaded on it from Amazon for $26.00. The grandkids actually fight over that one.
So there is definitely something going on with Mobile Apps that is reminiscent of the earliest years of gaming.
Thanks for indulging me. And again...a wonderful post Mr D.