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Offline Minsc

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Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« on: June 16, 2013, 08:51:13 AM »
Hey all,


I normally don't browse these forums but today I decided to log in on a whim.  What came as a surprise to me was I signed up back in Feb. 2003.  How the time flies.  I first started reading NWR back in the N2000 days.  The place has certainly grown a lot over the years.  One thing that really impresses me today is the quality of the NWR "off the show floor" videos, especially for the handhelds.  They completely blow away, year after year, the videos from larger gaming sites.  The camera work is great and the crowd noise never seems to be a problem.


Good stuff. :)

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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013, 11:49:10 AM »
Can you imagine...? NWR in 2023!

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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 12:14:58 PM »
Ha.  Nintendo is doomed and won't even be around in 2023.

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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013, 12:40:42 PM »
Ha.  Nintendo is doomed and won't even be around in 2023.

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You know, from what people were saying back in 2003 Nintendo should have been third party by now.


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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 12:50:56 PM »
I was going to make that joke about 2023.
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 01:07:30 PM »
I'm sure they'll be around, but I doubt they'll be making consoles anymore. Handhelds, for sure, but Wii U will probably be their last or second to last console in my opinion.
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2013, 10:54:53 PM »
I was going to make that joke about 2023.

Yeah, I'd be all of us were.
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 09:41:51 AM »
"Date Registered:
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 12:19:38 PM »
"Date Registered:
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what have I been doing with my LIFE?

This made me decide to look up when I registered, can't believe its been so long:

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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2013, 02:44:36 PM »
Ok, I'll bite.

Date Registered: February 07, 2003, 02:26:27 PM

But I believe that was the time when the forums were relaunched. Does anyone remember that?
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2013, 03:24:34 PM »
Date Registered:  December 23, 2005, 04:34:29 AM

That can't be right.  Let's see.  I started with the PGC Purple Forum.
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2013, 03:45:20 PM »
Feb 1, 2003...I know it was before that with the purple PGC theme and all...or maybe I just used to lurk and didn't register for a few years.
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2013, 03:57:31 PM »
Date Registered: December 22, 2005, 05:54:34 PM. Just barely ahead of Ceric appearantly. Although I definitely was lurking a few months proir to that before finally joining. Weird though because I coulda swore it was 2004 that I joined but I guess time starts to blend together after awhile.

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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2013, 05:08:01 PM »
Date registered: February 01, 2003, 03:20:52 PM

Ten years seems like a long time but that is only two console generations.  Realistically console generations will get longer so in ten years we'll probably be using the Wii U's successor but not the next one after it yet.

In ten years I'll be 41.  I can't imagine my life being the same as it is now.  Or, to put it another way, it better NOT be the same as it is now. ;)  I may be at a point where even if Nintendo gets their act together and turns things around that by the time it happens I'll be too old for it to really matter to me.  I can't imagine being as into videogames by then as I am now.  Or I'll be familiar with videogames but more from the perspective of my kids playing them.

2023 totally looks like some future sci-fi date when you see it typed out.  Yet I was always going to live to see dates like that unless something really tragic happened.

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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2013, 05:45:14 PM »
i don't want to imagine what will be in the funhouse ten years from now...
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2013, 06:11:48 PM »
Date Registered: February 01, 2003, 06:22:26 PM

Yup, that's definitely around the time that the forums relaunched - because I've been with the site since the N2000 days.
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2013, 07:25:19 PM »
Date Registered: 12 June 2003, 05:56:40

A few of us have been around for a while lol.


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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2013, 01:09:47 PM »
February 20, 2012, 04:52:59 PM
and a few of us... not so much...
you think you would be more welcoming to new blood...
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2013, 01:30:17 PM »
March 15, 2011, 03:27:00 PM


It's already been over two years? Damn.

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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2013, 03:12:29 PM »
I've been on this version of the forums for 10 years already. I was on the previous versions going back to 1999. So 14 years total.  To put it into perspective, my roommates nephew was born that year as well, and is now as tall as me.  I'll probably get banned by some noob 21 year old moderator in 2020.

In 10 years I'll bave been on these forums for 24 years.
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2013, 03:14:45 PM »
One thing that really impresses me today is the quality of the NWR "off the show floor" videos, especially for the handhelds.  They completely blow away, year after year, the videos from larger gaming sites.  The camera work is great and the crowd noise never seems to be a problem.

That's because Jared, the dude who does the video, is a wizard.
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2013, 05:13:28 PM »
In 10 years I'll bave been on these forums for 24 years.

Now THAT makes me feel old.  I think I joined the old forum in 2001 at some point which would have made me 19 at the time.  In tens years I would be old enough to have been on the forum for more than HALF my entire life!

NWR would probably be more thrilled to have existed for over 20 years by that point.  Since the internet is relatively young it's hard to conceptualize a web site lasting so long.

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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2013, 05:48:04 PM »
One of the things that makes it interesting is being around to watch every little event as it unfolds and to have long term perspective on its implications. Take Wind Waker for instance. If you go back to one of my original posts about Wind Waker, I thought it was going to be a great game, but a failure for sure. Here we are 10 years later and they're coming out with an HD special edition and Fans are eating it up. Or things like Too Human, where the game was already a long in development much awaited psx game and was then slated for Gamecube, but turns out it wasa much panned xbox 360 game that did not live up to the Too Human hype thread.
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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2013, 06:18:22 PM »
Too Human and "realistic" Zelda were my two most anticipated Cube releases.  I figured that these games were essential for the Gamecube's longterm success as they bucked Nintendo's "kiddy" image that I felt was largely overblown and undeserved (today's Nintendo is actually more deserving of the term).

My reaction to Wind Waker was that I figured the game would be good BUT switching the graphic style on us was a HUGE PR mistake.  Zelda was one of the few N64 games that the Playstation crowd was legitimately jealous of and turning it into cartoon was destroying its marketability and seemed totally unnecessary since Zelda was already kid-friendly and Nintendo already had a bunch of more cartoony games and did not need more.  My optimism about the Cube's future took a nose dive after that and the whole incident really changed my image of Nintendo.

Too Human was the "Retro's new IP" of the day.  We all figured SK was working on it and it would come after Eternal Darkness.  And then we got Metal Gear Solid?  That turned out to be pretty good but a remake of a Playstation 1 game seemed like a completely waste of SK's talents as realistically any dev could have worked on that.  And all it was doing was delaying Too Human.

Notice that in both situations there was considerably hype for games with styles that were atypical of Nintendo.  You'll note that the "eh, it's just the same old franchises" reaction to E3 is based on a similar desire to experience quality Nintendo gameplay in new situations.

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Re: Imagine, visiting these forums ten years from now.
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2013, 06:33:53 PM »
Date Registered: August 23, 2006, 07:23:22 AM

I was so angry initially about The Wind Waker's graphics after that awesome Spaceworld 2000 demo showing Link tossing his sword. I calmed down after seeing the trailer. Interestingly, The Wind Waker is the last Zelda game I really enjoyed and I'm looking forward to the HD version.